[K12OSN] Do you think this would serve your classroom?

William Fragakis william at fragakis.com
Wed Oct 22 18:14:22 UTC 2008


IBM announces new "baby" mainframe that can run Linux.

 From the article:

"The z10 BC was nearly 40 percent faster and has nearly four times the
maximum memory of its predecessor, IBM said. The new business-class
mainframe delivers capacity equal to 232 x86 servers, while the high-end
mainframe is equal to nearly 1,500 x86 servers, IBM says.

"The basic pricing of z10 BC starts at under $100,000, about the same as
the previous business class mainframe. Typical deals will range from
$250,000 to $500,000 Freund says. The top-of-the-line z10 mainframe
announced in February starts at $1 million and the price increases
dramatically depending on the configuration".

Imagine the possibilities.


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