The latest edition of Cheryl’s CPU Chart is now available to subscribers on our publications website. This update adds the information for the 156 z16 A02/AGZ models to the existing database that reaches all the way back to the z900 models (a total of 2810 IBM mainframe models). In addition to the spreadsheet that contains over 40 attributes for each model, the accompanying PDF discusses key performance characteristics, as well as providing invaluable background information about the workloads used by the IBM LSPR measurement team. The CPU Chart should be used by any site that is considering a CPC upgrade to help you quickly narrow down the list of potential target CPCs – this is especially important following IBM’s reshaping of the capacity curve for this generation of business class mainframes.
The z16 A02/AGZ became generally available on May 17th, so we hope this information will help our many readers that are currently studying upgrade proposals.