Press Association –
IBM has introduced a new line of mainframe computers the company calls its most powerful and technologically advanced ever.
IBM said its zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server is designed to help clients securely and quickly sift through massive amounts of data, meeting the demands of retail and other clients in the age of “Big Data”.
Running at 5.5 GHz, IBM said the microprocessor that powers the mainframe is the fastest chip in the world. Processing speed is 25% faster than the previous model.
Mainframes are used by corporate clients ranging from banks to chain stores. IBM says the new model could be used by retailers to manage online transactions and analyse clients’ buying habits and then use the information to create a “more customised shopping experience,” such as a custom coupon issued during a transaction.
“Whether it’s retail or whether it’s transportation, making reservations, whatever it is, the system has been built