[rescue] More IBM emulation fun

Mark Benson md.benson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 17:32:07 CST 2009

On 11 Feb 2009, at 17:08, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:

> Mark Benson wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 12:00 -0500, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>>> ... 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.
>> I hope by the time they do you've sorted out a good, steady,  
>> renewable
>> energy source to run them off, or you'll be singly responsible for
>> running the world out of fossil fuels ;)
> Actually, the power consumption isn't bad at all.  The semiconductor  
> industry seems to improve power consumption with every new  
> generation of IC process.

Define 'isn't at all bad'? For a computer that size it's probably  
not... but...

Also I was thinking of *how many* you'd end up with rather than  
necessarily how much power the individual systems draw ;)

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