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IBM zEC12: The Third-Generation High-Frequency Mainframe Microprocessor

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The zEnterprise EC12 is the latest generation of IBM'S System Z Enterprise Class mainframe servers. the microprocessor operates at an ultra-high frequency of 5.5 GHz and incorporates many pipeline-optimization and instruction-processing techniques. It also supports innovative instruction set-architecture extensions for future software exploitation to acquire performance gains. this article highlights the various factors inside the zEC12 microprocessor for achieving the best possible computing performance.

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 2 )