A brief overview of IBM’s new 7 nm Telum mainframe CPU

Enlarge / Each Telum package consists of two 7nm, eight-core / sixteen-thread processors running at a base clock speed above 5GHz. A typical system will have sixteen of these chips in total, arranged in four-socket “drawers.” (credit: IBM) From the perspective of a traditional x86 computing enthusiast—or professional—mainframes are strange, archaic beasts. They’re physically enormous, […]