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IBM Unveils zEnterprise EC12 for Cloud Computing and Enterprise Data.
xbitlabs.com ^ | 08/30/2012 10:30 PM | Anton Shilov

Posted on 09/01/2012 1:07:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

IBM Announces Cutting-Edge System Z Mainframe with Breakthrough Capabilities

IBM has announced the zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server, the most powerful and technologically advanced version of an IBM system that has been the linchpin of enterprise computing for 48 years. The new enterprise system features technologies that demonstrate IBM’s ongoing commitment to meet the growing need to secure and manage critical information with the System z mainframe.

More Performance, More Features

The new IBM mainframe is one of the most secure enterprise systems ever, with built-in security features designed to meet the security and compliance requirements of different industries. With operational analytics and near real-time workload monitoring and analysis, clients can use the new zEC12 for a variety of workloads, including hybrid clouds that can take advantage of the System's 25% more performance per core and 50% greater total system capacity than its predecessor as well as the world’s fastest quad-core out-of-order CISC-based z/Architecture processor running at 5.5GHz and made using 32nm process technology. Each core of the chip has six RISC-like execution units, including two integer units, two load-store units, one binary floating point unit and one decimal floating point unit.

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Each zEZ12 can have a maximum of 36 processors giving a total of 120 cores, 101 of which are directly available to run operating systems and applications. Additional cores are reserved as spares and as SAPs (system assist processors). The number of cores available in a particular model of the zEC12 is denoted by the model name. The zEnterprise EC12 is available in five hardware models: H20, H43, H66, H89, HA1A1. zEnterprise EC12 can be equipped with 32GB-3040GB of memory. IBM zEC12 is the first IBM mainframe to include internal solid state technology with Flash Express, a new memory technology that can help improve the performance of data intensive applications.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech
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1 posted on 09/01/2012 1:07:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

LINUX BASED

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Large-Scale Cloud Capabilities

The mainframe’s leading virtualization capabilities make it well suited to support private cloud environments. Clients can consolidate thousands of distributed systems on to Linux on zEC12, lowering IT operating expenses associated with energy use, floor space and software licensing.

2 posted on 09/01/2012 1:09:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Because there will always need to be a dinosaur pit for guys that wear hiking boots and plaid shirts.

/johnny

3 posted on 09/01/2012 1:11:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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zEC12 is the first general purpose IBM server to incorporate transactional memory technology, first used commercially to help make the IBM Blue Gene/Q-based “Sequoia” system at Lawrence Livermore National Lab the fastest supercomputer in the world.

4 posted on 09/01/2012 1:12:43 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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zEC12 is the first IBM mainframe to include internal solid state technology with Flash Express, a new memory technology that can help improve the performance of data intensive applications

5 posted on 09/01/2012 1:14:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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In addition, support for the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator that incorporates the Netezza data warehouse appliance into zEC12 enables clients to run complex business analytics and operational analytics on the same platform.

6 posted on 09/01/2012 1:16:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: JRandomFreeper

What’s wrong with hiking boots and plaid shirts?


7 posted on 09/01/2012 1:18:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
In a temperature controlled room with a raised floor and a big red Halon button?

Nothing is wrong with wearing hiking boots and plaid shirts. Absolutely nothing.

When you have a flat, do you change all four tires? ;)

/johnny

8 posted on 09/01/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah, what’s wrong with that!? I’ve done both. I think I may have even worn both to work at the same time. Hiking boots are by definition comfortable and supportive. The “rugged individualist” look works. ‘round these parts for a fair span of the year you never know when you leave work if it will be rain, shine, or snow when you hike out to your car.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 1:56:17 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No cloud, no how, no where.


10 posted on 09/01/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Today Skynet became self-aware...


11 posted on 09/01/2012 2:48:30 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ShadowAce
LINUX BASED

Most often running many Linuxs under z/VM in an LPAR or in an IFL.

12 posted on 09/01/2012 3:01:19 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Plese explain?


13 posted on 09/01/2012 3:44:25 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
I can't, if you didn't live the adventure of dinosaur pens, frobbing the Big Red Button, and dealing with factory reps with yellow wires.

/johnny

14 posted on 09/01/2012 4:52:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Or a combination of z/VM, z/Linux, and z/OS for older legacy code.

There are still billions and billions of lines of Cobol code out there printing power company bills, etc. month after month after month...

The rock solid reliability of z/OS is unsurpassed.
And the security is just as strong!


15 posted on 09/01/2012 4:58:51 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Are you talking about sysadmins? Sysops, and systems programmers? The hairy backroom crowd?


16 posted on 09/01/2012 5:35:56 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
The hairy backroom crowd?

HEY! I resemble that remark.

/johnny

17 posted on 09/01/2012 5:39:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I used to buy and sell you guys!


18 posted on 09/01/2012 5:45:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
May well be. Once upon a time, my resume was traded around like a well-worn Mickey Mantle baseball card.

/johnny

19 posted on 09/01/2012 5:51:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Funny. Probably. I had file drawers full of resumes and indexed boxes full of people.

Made some people more monies. Made me some too. You guys were easier to trade than Micky Mantles.

Was like herding cats, though.

I traded in CADCAM naval architects for fun in my spare time.

20 posted on 09/01/2012 5:57:53 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
Fed my kids and paid for my ex-wives. Long time since I job-shopped. I did get a special E-mail about a month ago for a program that I once worked on (that should be dead, but isn't).

Any chance for a sign-on bonus? ;)

/johnny

21 posted on 09/01/2012 6:09:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Chickensoup

Some of us still do it...

You know, smp/e, JES2, kicks...

I just wish the network dudes would stop plugging my full duplex, 1000 mps ethernet cable into half duplex ports...

;-)


22 posted on 09/01/2012 6:27:35 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Fed my kids and paid for my ex-wives. Long time since I job-shopped. I did get a special E-mail about a month ago for a program that I once worked on (that should be dead, but isn’t).
Any chance for a sign-on bonus? ;)
________________________________________

Not anymore, this kid does something differnt these days.

Was fun though.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 6:31:54 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: djf

Some of us still do it...

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Glad to hear that... makes the past come back... good fun memeories.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

Want a job for the rest of your life?

Learn Cobol/CICS/DB2 and post a resume on DICE.

Your phone will ring off the hook, and you can probably convince someone to let you work from home.

Me, I don’t do app programming, just system administration/upgrades, etc.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: djf

Nice to hear. I will let some old friends know that they are missed.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 6:42:48 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: djf
Right you are, I started as a systems programmer in 1967,
with DOS followed by MFT-HASP & MVS-Jes3 on up through
Project Manager on z/OS & z/VM with Linux on z9s.

Unix at Bell Labs on anything from a chip to a Amdahl Mainframe.

It has been a good ride.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 8:35:22 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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