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The mainframe continues to evolve, while holding true to the core strengths of the platform. With the zEnterprise System family and the new z114, we’ve redefined the economics and efficiencies of hybrid computing and extended that value to all businesses.
1 Pricing based on entry level configuration and may vary by country.
2 Relative capacity and performance compares at equal software levels as measured by IBM Large System Performance Reference (LSPR) workloads using z/OS 1.11, Results may vary. ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03060.nsf/pages/lsprindex?OpenDocument (US)
3 Linux on System z virtual servers can be: Less than GBP1000 for three years; Less than GBP333 per year; Less than GBP1 per day. Based on US Enterprise Linux Server pricing. Pricing may vary by country. Model configuration included 10 IFL cores running a mixed workload averaging 31 virtual machines (VMs) per core with varying degrees of activity. Includes zEnterprise hardware and z/VM virtualisation software. Does not include Linux OS or middleware software.
4 IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express and IBM BladeCenter HX5 server blades and workload optimisers such as IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer (SAO) for DB2 for z/OS V1.1 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise (DataPower XI50z).
5 The z114 will exhibit up to 25 percent performance improvement based on measurements and projections, for CPU intensive workloads as provided by multiple C/C++ compiler level improvements when going from XL C/C++ V1R9 to V1R12.
6 Average z114 3KW. Energy star.gov, manufacture data and ABS Alaskan identify coffee makers as approximately 800 watts.
7 Forty-nine Sun Fire X4100 Servers at a High tech manufacture (TI) can be replaced with 1 z114. Sun server draws up to 413 watts (what must be allocated). Normaliasing for average vs. max capacity 350 W x 49 vs. 2.7 KW. This is even more when cooling is included as an additional 60 percent must be added for cooling.
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IBM z Enterprise 114 announcement Video
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