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Use Gartner's Assessment of IBM's z14 ZR1 Processors' MIPS Ratings to Plan Upgrades and Calculate Costs

Published: 14 May 2018

ID: G00357306

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba


We assess IBM z14 ZR1 performance, as many mainframe software vendors base their charges on our MIPS ratings. I&O leaders facing mainframe refresh decisions can 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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