IBM’s Latest Mainframe Loses Fat, Gains Muscle, Has a More Open Mind


IBM’s latest mainframe has landed.

The z15 mainframe is both slimmer and more muscular than its predecessor the z14, with a 19″ frame width against the z14’s 24″ width.

It now packs up to 190 configurable cores, against its predecessor’s 170, and can be upgraded to house a colossal 40TB of memory.

IBM says the z15 system can execute up to 1 trillion secure web transactions per day and is capable of running 2.4 million containers on a single system.

(Those touting the death of the mainframe will find this easier said than done on a rack of commodity servers; though plenty are trying,

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