2Building the IBM zEnterprise
IBM employees James Geuke, (top) Poughkeepsie, and Larry Terpak (standing), Johnson City, N.Y., install covers on the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe. The zEnterprise System, the result of three years and $1.5 billion in IBM research and development, marks the most significant design change in 20 years for the IBM mainframe, extending the mainframes reliability and security features to additional systems in the data center.
3Testing the zEnterprise System
4World’s Fastest Microprocessors
IBM technician Asia Dent, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., tests two multichip modules that will each power one of IBMs new zEnterprise System mainframes. Each ceramic module forms the central processing unit of the new computer and packs 96 of the worlds fastest microprocessors (5.2 Ghz) together to give the new mainframe 60 percent faster performance than its predecessor, while using the same amount of electricity. Each module is capable of executing 50 billion instructions per second.
6Shipping the zEnterprise System
7First Production zEnterprise
8All in One Box
The new design of the zEnterprise System addresses the complexity and inefficiency of todays multiarchitecture data centers by giving you the ability to integrate and unify IBM System z, Power and System x resources as one complete system. In this shot, IBM workers put the gloss on the companys first production unit to go out the door.
9zEnterprise in the Deep Freeze
IBM engineer Don Gunvalsen, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., loads the new IBM zEnterprise System mainframe into a test chamber in the companys Poughkeepsie, N.Y., facility that subjects the computer to extreme variations in temperatures.