Typically, when IBM introduces a new mainframe (System z), the announcement is all about more capacity, faster processing, better energy utilization, and other speeds and feeds. Reporters publish the new specifications. And customers buy the new System z to add more MIPS computing capacity to meet their needs for more processing power as their businesses continue to grow. But not this year …This year’s System z announcement is markedly different than in previous years because:- IBM’s mainframe has several new personalities. It now performs competitively in floating point and single-thread processing—and…

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