Special Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development
special issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development describes the innovations and technology in the
IBM z13, the latest mainframe with significant new capabilities, along with
enhanced capacity, security, data serving, virtualization, reliability, and
robustness. This new system is specifically designed for big data, analytics,
mobile transactions, and cloud computing.
IBM Guest Editor and Chief Engineer of z System Hardware William Kostenko notes, "relative to prior generations of
mainframes, significant new designs deliver much larger memory and caches, more
processor cores, SMT (simultaneous multithreading), SIMD (single instruction,
multiple data) computing, expanded encryption capability, a new Sysplex
attachment, and a higher bandwidth I/O subsystem."
topics covered in this issue include the design of the microprocessor, caches,
SMP (symmetrical multi-processing) fabric, memory, I/O subsystem, cryptography,
packaging technologies, system design, firmware design, verification, advances
in high-availability computing, resource management, and related advanced design
methodologies that have made these new technologies possible. The IBM z13 is a
trusted enterprise platform for integrating data, transactions, and insights. IBM
z Systems provide the computing infrastructure for the new app economy, enabling
high-speed mobile transactions, analytics, and security through the
leading-edge designs described in this issue.
Clifford A. Pickover
IBM Journal of Research
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