Inside IBM's New Mainframe Linux Server
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The new zBC12 mainframe is a step up from IBM's previous entry-level mainframe the z114
Kelly Ryan, director and business line executive, IBM System z, explained to ServerWatch that the zBC12 machine is available in two models; a single central processing drawer model, the H06 and a two drawer model, the H13 which offers the additional flexibility for I/O and coupling expansion and/or increased specialty engine capability.
The zBC12 is powered by up to 18 microprocessors running at 4.2 GHz and delivers up to 36 percent improvement in performance per core compared to its predecessor, the zEnterprise 114 (z114). From a processor perspective, the zBC12 leverages the same microprocessor technology as the zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) but is tuned and optimized for the processing requirements of the entry-level mainframe.