IBM z13 – The Mainframe that Makes Mainframes Cool Again

One of the things that is fascinating about the technology market is that things cycle. What made the initially successful was the massive amount of I/O it could handle, which remained largely unmatched even as technology advanced to client server. This is because we didn’t seem to really need terminals anymore. However, with the rapid ad-vancement of personal mobile connected devices, like tablets and Smartphones, coupled with advancements like 5G and Mu-MIMO, there is suddenly a need for massive I/O and the , ’s just-announced mainframe, is uniquely suited for those tasks. Suddenly the mainframe is cool again!

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NOTE: This column was originally published in the .

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