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How Gartner Assesses IBM's z13 Processors' MIPS Ratings

Published: 06 February 2015

ID: G00274089

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba


Gartner rates IBM System z13 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
  • Caution on Using MIPS Tables for Large Systems
  • Conclusion

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