High-Speed Interconnect and Packaging Design of the IBM System z9 Processor Cage


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Source: IBM
Date: January 2008
Type: White Paper
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Overview: The IBM System z9 server follows the IBM System z family. This paper describes the system packaging and technologies of the G. F. Goth IBM System z9e enterprise-class server. The central electronic complex of the system consists of four nodes, each housing a multichip module (MCM) with 16 chips consuming up to 1,200 W. The z9e server doubles the multiprocessor performance of the System z990 by increasing the Central Processing Unit (CPU) configuration and using an internally developed elastic interface to increase interconnect speed on all high-speed buses.

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