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for some time now, but Chopra
describes blockchain on the new
system as a "marriage made
in heaven." That's because
the new system provides
improved scalability, security
and availability for the ledger
technology. Enhancements to the
processor support blockchain
workloads: The elliptical curve
cryptography algorithms-the
core of blockchain crypto

algorithms-are improved by
10 percent to provide more
performance to blockchain
applications. IBM z14 also
provides memory of up to 32
TB per server combined with
built-in on-chip accelerators
for blockchain encryption and
cryptography.
"The IBM z14 has robust cloud,
blockchain and API capabilities,"
Chopra says. "By leveraging them,

Enhancements Throughout

clients are becoming more of a
disruptor than being disrupted in
the marketplace."
Clients can achieve this by
focusing on the new innovations
available with the z14. They
want to put their resources to
work building new services,
capabilities and business
processes. One of the major
elements of IBM's design work is
out of box performance so clients
can focus on their organization,
Chopra notes.

Eliminate Pain Points
To leverage the trust economy, the IBM z14* system features many enhancements from the core out to help accelerate business. It features up to 170
configurable cores-up to 35 percent more total capacity compared to the
IBM z13*-in a single footprint.
Pervasive encryption is enabled with capabilities including an increase
of crypto instructions of the processor by almost 4 to 7x. CryptoExpress 6S
cards have a performance boost by a factor of 1.5 to 2x. The new data set
encryption enables clients to encrypt data in bulk to leverage integrated crypto
hardware, and leverage the encryption capabilities without making any application changes and no impact to business service-level agreements.
The memory footprint increases by a factor of 3x over the previous generation; the z14 system will have up to 32 TB of memory for the system and
up to 16 TB per LPAR. It features fault-tolerant redundant array of independent memory designed to support availability. New asynchronous I/O IBM
zHyperLink technology is a direct connect short distance link designed to
deliver low latency connectivity between z14 and FICON* storage systems,
enabling a 10x latency reduction. It enables clients to cut application
response time up to 50 percent without requiring application changes.
IBM has also made investments for the z14 to take advantage of modern
development. Java* is being optimized with 50 new instructions for Java
performance, scalability and security on the new system. Pause-less garbage
collection is now available so the application doesn't have to wait for the
memory to be dumped during the normal Java pause-less garbage collection process, resulting in a 10x improvement in the consistency of response
time for applications. This is critical in analytic-heavy workloads like machine
learning that are built on Java applications. Read more about what can be
accomplished with Java on z14 in "A Step Up," page 51. Node.js also has new
hardware instructions and runs 2.5x better when co-located, with a 20 percent
better performance compared to the z13.
Traditional workloads like COBOL also see improvements on z14. New
instructions in the single instruction, multiple data facility offers a boost
for traditional workloads using decimal operations (i.e., COBOL V6.2 and
PL/I V5.2) and above that provided by the faster processor. IBM Automatic
Binary Optimizer for z/OS*, which enables performance optimization without
recompiling a COBOL application, can see a performance boost of up to 35
percent. The C/C++ complier for compute intensive application can also see
performance gains.
-V.D.

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IBM worked with clients to
identify their top pain points.
It studied the marketplace and
built a system that provides
the reliability, security and
availability the mainframe is
known for, while focusing on how
to overcome the challenges clients
are struggling with.
IBM worked with clients
using the design thinking
methodology-a framework to
solve client pain points. During the
process, IBM conducted hundreds
of hours of interviews with clients
to build a system for them.
"With 150-plus clients engaged
on the journey, I say the IBM z14
system was co-created with
clients," Chopra says. "This
includes about a dozen sponsor
clients who, over the course of
two years, worked hand-in-hand
through regular engagements to
examine the design points and
capabilities being built. We had
very in-depth conversations as
to what our clients are facing
and what they need to solve
business challenges. We listened
to their feedback. All of these
engagements led us to build
these three key pillars of the
new system."
Reducing skills barriers and
attracting next-generation
mainframers was a priority when
developing the new platform.


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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Trusting the System
Partner PoV: A Reliable Advantage: Use z/OS resources and tools for data protection
Currents: Simplifying Offerings: The direction is to streamline product installation on the z/OS platform
R&D: Unintended Emissions: IBM uses low-cost sensors to help address climate change issues
Trends: Dedicated Support Staff: IBM Technology Support Services offers protection for business resiliency and continuity
Special Report: Security, Cost and Talent: Magazine Reader Survey reveals top concerns among mainframe users
Cover Story: Trusting the System: The new IBM z14 emphasizes security, insights and a connected ecosystem
Feature: Paradigm Shift to Encryption: Pervasive encryption is the no-compromise approach to data protection on IBM z14
Administrator: A Step Up: Java with z14 features hardware facilities for secure, high-performance transaction processing
Solutions: MegaCryption V6.4.2 for z/OS, Advanced Software Products Group Inc.; SCRTPro, Watson & Walker
Stop Run: Attuned to Business: Rocket president encourages employee coloaboration with house band
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Editor's Desk: Trusting the System
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Partner PoV: A Reliable Advantage: Use z/OS resources and tools for data protection
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Currents: Simplifying Offerings: The direction is to streamline product installation on the z/OS platform
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - CT1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - CT2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - R&D: Unintended Emissions: IBM uses low-cost sensors to help address climate change issues
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Trends: Dedicated Support Staff: IBM Technology Support Services offers protection for business resiliency and continuity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Special Report: Security, Cost and Talent: Magazine Reader Survey reveals top concerns among mainframe users
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover Story: Trusting the System: The new IBM z14 emphasizes security, insights and a connected ecosystem
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Feature: Paradigm Shift to Encryption: Pervasive encryption is the no-compromise approach to data protection on IBM z14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Administrator: A Step Up: Java with z14 features hardware facilities for secure, high-performance transaction processing
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Solutions: MegaCryption V6.4.2 for z/OS, Advanced Software Products Group Inc.; SCRTPro, Watson & Walker
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Stop Run: Attuned to Business: Rocket president encourages employee coloaboration with house band
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
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