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Data Display Visualizing technology 1968: $1 Tiny, Mighty Drivers of Transistor Price Transistors are microscopic: The first transistor, created in 1947, was about half an inch (1.27 cm) high.1 In 2008, British researchers created a transistor one atom thick and 10 atoms wide.2 Last year, researchers from Helsinki University of Technology unveiled a transistor whose active region is one phosphorus atom in silicon.3 You’d have to stack about 37 million of these cutting-edge devices to reach the height of one 1947 transistor. 1. www.pbs.org 2. The University of Manchester 3. Helsinki University of Technology 1978: .5 cents Logarithmic plots: Transistors help sustain Moore’s Law Source: Ray Kurtzweil (http://singularity.com) Lines show that transistor price, number per processor and processor speeds all tend to improve exponentially. Transistors Per Microprocessor Microprocessor Speeds 1986: 7.21 MHz 1976: 1.35 MHz 1971: 2,250 MARCH/APRIL 2010 ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe http://www.pbs.org http://singularity.com http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2010
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: More Than a Milestone
Dashboard: A Text Can Save a Life
Data Display: Transistors: Tiny, Mighty Drivers of Innovation
Insider: Three Tips for Optimizing IT Investments
IT Today: IBM Cognos Now! Improves Linux on System z Business Analytics
Focus on Storage: XE for Storage on z/OS Version 4.2 Introduces Enhanced Functionality
Case Study: Implementing an IBM System z10 Enterprise Linux Server Helps EFiS EDI Finance Service AG Save Money and The Environment
Cover Story: After a Decade, Linux on System z Still has Merit
Feature: IBM Encourages Easy ISV Application Porting To Linux on System z
Administrator: DCSS Technology Improves Linux Performance and Upgrade Management
Tips & Technniques: Using System z Can Help Optimize Both Internal and External Communications
Solutions
Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: IBM's Hursley House Encourages Innovation

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