[rescue] More IBM emulation fun

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 11:00:00 CST 2009

Jonathan Katz wrote:
>> Well, just looking at the rated statistics, a seriously fast top-of-the-line
>> PC running only Hercules can run about 300 MIPS.  The smallest possible
>> configuration of the previous-to-current generation of IBM mainframe (System
>> z9) runs a touch more than 600 MIPS.
>> Plus, don't forget that the I/O capability of a modern mainframe is quite
>> impressive.  A PC has a teeny tiny fraction of the I/O capability.
> ... and I wanted to declare the mainframe dead. Again. Shucks! :D

There's a System z10 here at work that has 64 900 MIPS processors and 
1.5TB RAM.  I can't wait until machines like that come for scrap.

Peace...  Sridhar

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