The power of IBM's Z System processor can move mountains of data, billions of instructions and supports parallel processing. A batch job that copies billions of records from one file to another file structure can take minutes instead of hours.
Multiprocessing of hundreds of simultaneous users, system tasks, online service and batch jobs will not crash a processor: a mainframe LPAR image is designed to handle heavy loads. The processor will not crash from overuse or overheating like ordinary computers.
The latest z13 mainframe uses the most powerful processor on the planet. The z13 supports up to 8000 Linux images simultaneously for cloud computing. For the mobile economy the z13 does real-time encryption and can process 2.5 billion transactions per day. For the z13, IBM spent over 1 billion dollars and five years of development and with more than 500 new patents.
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