IBM z16 (3931) Technical Guide

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 03 May 2022

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IBM Form #: SG24-8951-00

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Authors: Octavian Lascu, Ewerson Palacio, Bill White, Makus Ertl, Jannie Houlbjerg, Hervey Kamga, Gerard Laumay, Slav Martinksi, Kazuhiro Nakajima, Martijn Raave, Paul Schouten, Anna Shugol, Andre Spahni, John Troy, Roman Vogt, Bo Xu

Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, built with the IBM Telum processor, the IBM z16™ (machine type 3931). It includes information about the IBM z16 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems.
The IBM Z platform is recognized for its security, resiliency, performance, and scale, and it is relied on for mission-critical workloads and as an essential element of hybrid cloud infrastructures. The IBM z16 server adds more capabilities and value with innovative technologies that are needed to accelerate the digital transformation journey.
The IBM z16 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The IBM z16 is designed for
enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint.
This book explains how this system uses new innovations and traditional Z strengths to satisfy growing demand for cloud, analytics, and open source technologies. With the IBM z16 as the base, applications can run in a trusted, reliable, and secure environment that improves operations and lessens business risk.

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