IBM recently announced details of the world’s fastest computer chip which is a microprocessor in a new version of the IBM mainframe which will be shipped on September 10.

With the increase in the number of applications that demand multitasking and high graphic usage it is becoming highly imperative to have high speed processors for enterprise applications. High speed microprocessors are necessary for businesses that handle financial transactions, data mining and communications. As the world becomes increasingly globalized data has grown beyond the world’s storage capacity, and business transactions continue to skyrocket.

With a complete investment of $1.5 the new zEnterprise technology is the result of research and development in the zEnterprise line, as well as more than three years of collaboration with some of IBM’s top clients around the world.

Features of z196 Processor

  • z196 processor is a four-core chip that contains 1.4 billion transistors on a 512-square millimeter (mm) surface.
  • designed by IBM engineers in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and was manufactured using IBM’s 45 nanometer (nm) SOI processor technology in the company’s 300mm lab
  • Up to 60% increase in total system capacity for Data managed with DB2 and IMS Mainframe processor makes use of IBM’s patented embedded DRAM (eDRAM) technology, which allows IBM to place dense DRAM caches
  • Up to a 66% improvement in Java performance with Linux on System z.