Global reinsurer Swiss Re is set to deploy two IBM zEnterprise 196 mainframe systems to increase flexibility and transparency in its accounting systems and to achieve higher data volume processing through a more detailed calculation of the pricing allocations.

Each new zEnterprise 196 is fully configured with 96 processors, including speciality processors and maximum three terabytes of memory.

Swiss Re CIO Markus Schmid said that the overall performance increase of the z196 is extremely impressive. However, the key benefit of the zEnterprise System will be the ability to integrate and manage workloads running on multiple servers as a single system.

IBM System z and Power general manager Tom Rosamilia said that the new mainframe is the fastest enterprise server in the world and represents a giant leap forward in performance.