Multiprise

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Multiprise

A family of System/390 entry-level to medium-scale mainframes from IBM that use microprocessor-based CMOS technology. They house the control units, channels and hard disks in the same cabinet similar to midrange servers. The first Multiprise models were introduced in 1996. See IBM mainframes.
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Fujitsu Siemens also offers the SR2000 servers which run the BS2000-OSD mainframe operating system from the CMOS mainframes on up to eight 250MHz MIPS R10000 RISCs, the same chips that power Siemens' Reliant Unix servers.
IBM Corp's current 10-way G5 CMOS mainframes perform at 1,065 MIPS, and its next generation G6 is expected to perform 40% better than that.
There are, according to the Infoperspectives newsletter that tracks mainframe prices (www.tech-news.com), plenty of G3 series 9672 CMOS mainframes in the open market after coming off three-year leases, and prices are much lower and falling fast.