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How Gartner Assesses IBM z13s Mainframe MIPS Ratings

Published: 17 March 2016

ID: G00297799

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba


Gartner has rated IBM's z13s mainframe performance, because many software vendors are basing their charges on our MIPS ratings. Data center managers and IT procurement managers can use this research to plan generational upgrades and to guide calculations of future mainframe software costs.

Table Of Contents


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

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