Gartner Research

MIPS Rating for IBM's zEnterprise 196 Processors

Published: 08 September 2010

ID: G00206001

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba, John R. Phelps


This research addresses the new technology in IBM's zEnterprise 196 (z196) and its impact on performance measurement. We assess the system's performance in terms of MIPS.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Use of MIPS Ratings
  • Factors Impacting Workload Performance
  • Model Numbers Versus Capacity IDs
  • MIPS Tables
  • Multiprocessor Ratio
  • Caution On Use of MIPS Tables for Very Large Systems
  • Conclusion

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