IBM has officially announced 5.2GHz z196 processor for mainframe which would be the world’s fastest processor that begins shipping to customers on September 10, 2010.
According to IBM:
“The z196 processor is a four-core chip that contains 1.4 billion transistors on a 512-square millimeter (mm) surface. The chip was designed by IBM engineers in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and was manufactured using IBM’s 45 nanometer (nm) SOI processor technology in the company’s 300mm fab in East Fishkill, N.Y.
The mainframe processor makes use of IBM’s patented embedded DRAM (eDRAM) technology, which allows [...]