IBM has announced the latest version of its Linux-focused mainframe – the LinuxOne Emperor 4, as the company leads the way with promises of lower power consumption and greater durability.
While the z16 mainframe, announced by the company in April 2022, is optimized for IBM’s z/OS operating system, the LinuxOne Emperor 4 is designed to support Linux operating systems in an effort to capture a significant portion of the Linux market. to conquer.
Big Blue’s latest mainframe supports 32 Telum processors and can deliver up to 40TB of RAIM. The Emperor 4 also offers “seven nines” availability, which should translate to three seconds of downtime per year.
IBM Linux One Emperor 4
Mainframes for Linux distributions are becoming increasingly popular with financial services companies, with Citibank being a user of IBM’s LinuxOne mainframes, combined with the MongoDB database.
With the latest version, it is clear that IBM is focusing on increasing environmental pressure. In a release (opens in new tab)it claims the Emperor 4 can “reduce energy consumption by 75%, space by 50% and carbon footprint by more than 850 metric tons per year.”
This expression of commitment to creating more sustainable products goes hand in hand with IBM’s own research, which shows that about half of the CEOs who participated saw sustainability as their top priority, and indeed one of their biggest challenges.
The integration of artificial intelligence inference should also serve to improve latency.
Availability for the IBM LinuxOne Emperor 4 is scheduled for September 14, 2022, with entry-level and mid-range models to follow in the first half of 2023.
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