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System z

The previous family name of IBM mainframes. See IBM Z.
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[1] For zEC12 system with 100 IFLs averaging 60 virtual machines per [2] Combines IBM zEnterprise Linux Server (zBC12 or zEC12).
DB2 11 also offers improved synergy with the latest mainframe hardware, the zEC12. For example, FLASH Express and pageable 1MB frames are used for buffer pool control blocks and DB2 executable code.
"Legacy architectures displayed greater dynamism in 4Q12 than we have been used to of late, partly due to seasonality factors but also because of mainframe refreshes by IBM, which launched the zEC12 architecture in early 2H12.
* The zEC12 is the first IBM mainframe to include internal solid state technology called Flash Express, a new memory technology that can help improve the performance of data intensive applications.
* zEC12 is the first general purpose IBMserverto incorporate transactional memory technology, first used to help make the IBM Blue Gene/Q-based "Sequoia" system at Lawrence Livermore National Lab the fastest supercomputer in the world, IBM said.
* zEC12 advances performance for analytics, increasing performance of analytic workloads by 30% compared to its IBM predecessor, the z196.