Tuesday, August 31, 2010

IBM Ships Four Core, 5.2 GHZ CPU -- World's Fastest

IBM has begun shipping a four-core chip
built with 45 nanometer (nm) SOI technology that contains 1.4 billion transistors. The z196 processor is engineered for a new version of the IBM mainframe targeted at high-volume business transactions. The z196 makes use of IBM's patented embedded DRAM (eDRAM) technology, which allows IBM to place dense DRAM caches, or components, on the same chips as high-speed microprocessors, resulting in improved performance. Its clock speed is rated at 5.2 GHZ, which is the world's fastest, according to IBM.
The core server in the zEnterprise mainframe system will contain 96 of these processors.

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