The latest edition of Cheryl’s CPU Chart is now available to subscribers on our publications website. This update adds the information for the 317 z16 models to the existing database that reaches all the way back to the z900 models (a total of 2654 IBM mainframe models). In addition to the spreadsheet that contains over 40 attributes for each model, the accompanying PDF discusses some key performance characteristics, as well as providing invaluable background information about the workloads used by the IBM LSPR measurement team. The CPU Chart PDF should be used by any site that is considering a CPC upgrade to help you quickly narrow down the list of potential target CPCs. The z16 will be generally available from Tuesday, May 31st, so we hope this information will help our many readers that are currently studying z16 proposals.
The Watson & Walker team.