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How Gartner Assesses IBM's zEnterprise BC12 Processors' MIPS Ratings

Published: 15 August 2013

ID: G00255224

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba


Gartner rates zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) performance, as many software vendors base their charges on our MIPS ratings. Data center management and IT procurement managers use this research to plan generational upgrades and guide calculations of future mainframe software costs.

Table Of Contents


  • Using MIPS Ratings
  • Model Numbers Versus Capacity IDs
  • Conclusion

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