IBM starts shipping latest mainframe computers@ 2005/09/18
System z9, the ninth generation of IBM's modern z-series mainframe, has more than twice the capabilities of its predecessor, IBM said in a statement. The refrigerator-sized computers, used by some of the world's largest companies and governments, promise added security for medical and financial information and other sensitive data.
The computer can handle 1 billion transactions per day. Fully configured versions have 54 chips and 18 billion transistors. Prices start at around $1 million apiece.