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The zEnterprise 196 System and Microprocessor
March/April 2011 (vol. 31 no. 2)
pp. 26-40

The zEnterprise 196 is the latest IBM System zSeries mainframe computer, which builds on IBM's 46-year heritage of compatible enterprise-class machines. This design advances the prior z10 processor pipeline with out- of-order execution to achieve considerable performance gains in legacy online transaction processing and computationally intensive workloads. This article describes the system structure and details of this new high-frequency microprocessor.

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Index Terms:
zEnterprise 196, z196, mainframe computer, high-frequency microprocessor, zSeries, transaction processing, hardware
Brian W. Curran, Lee E. Eisen, Eric M. Schwarz, Pak-kin Mak, James Warnock, Patrick J. Meaney, Michael Fee, "The zEnterprise 196 System and Microprocessor," IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 26-40, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.34
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