Big Blue has unveiled IBM z1, its next-generation system with an integrated on-chip AI accelerator—delivering latency-optimised inferencing to enable clients to analyse real-time transactions, at scale for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, healthcare and financial transactions. Building on IBM’s history of security leadership, IBM z16 is specifically designed to help protect against near-future threats that might be used to crack today’s encryption technologies.
IBM z16 uniquely brings together AI inferencing via its IBM Telum Processor with the highly secured and reliable high-volume transaction processing IBM is known for. For the first time, banks can analyse fraud during transactions on a massive scale: IBM z16 can process 300 billion inference requests per day with just one millisecond of latency. For consumers, this could mean reducing the time and energy required to handle fraudulent transactions on their credit cards. For both merchants and card issuers, this could mean a reduction in revenue loss as consumers could avoid the frustration associated with false declines where they might turn to other cards for future transactions.
IBM z16 clients can strengthen their cyber resiliency posture and retain control of their system. Also, the Crypto Express 8S (CEX8S) hardware security module will offer clients both classical and quantum-safe cryptographic technology to help address their use cases requiring information confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation. IBM z16’s secure boot and quantum-safe cryptography can help clients address future quantum-computing related threats including harvest now, decrypt later attacks which can lead to extortion, loss of intellectual property and disclosure of other sensitive data.