IBM’s z9 mainframe monster roars to life

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IBM's z9 mainframe monster roars to life

IBM today shoved a new mainframe – the z9 – at the front of an army of hardware announcements that also included new blade server items, new virtualization software and an expanded partnership with Network Appliance. Big Blue disgorged this at an event in New York.

As predicted, IBM will spruce up the zSeries mainframe line by releasing the 38-processor z9 system in September. That box will give customers 40 per cent more horsepower than the current high-end z990. IBM will also have three, smaller z9 models available in September.

Read the complete story. (The Register)