zEnterprise (TM) EC12 Server Design       

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zEnterprise (TM) EC12 Server Design - overview


The zEnterprise™ EC12 Server is the next generation of IBM mainframe systems. It is designed in IBM's 32nm high-κ CMOS technology and contains one of worlds fastest microprocessor cores running at 5.5GHz.

zEC12 chip

Figure from [1].

Recent Publications:

[1] Warnock, J.; Chan, Y.H. ; Harrer, H. ; Rude, D. ; Puri, R. ; Carey, S. ; Salem, G. ; Mayer, G. ; Yiu-Hing Chan ; Mayo, M. ; Jatkowski, A. ; Strevig, G. ; Sigal, L. ; Datta, A. ; Gattiker, A. ; Bansal, A. ; Malone, D. ; Strach, T. ; Huajun Wen ; Pak-Kin Mak ; Chung-Lung Shum ; Plass, D. ; Webb, C. "5.5GHz system z microprocessor and multi-chip module," IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2013.