IBM recently announced the new z16 Mainframe platform. This new platform offers several functional enhancements such as AI processors and quantum-safety along with improved performance. All of which you can read about here
. In this blog post we will look at how both WebSphere traditional and WebSphere Liberty throughput performance is enhanced on this new server when running on the z/OS platform.Throughput z16 vs z15 WebSphere traditional
The continuous performance improvements of WebSphere traditional over the years can be seen in the chart below.
The throughput improvement from z15 to z16 is approximately 19% when comparing these machines. The WebSphere level and Java level on each machine is the vintage available at announce time for each, therefore some of this improvement can be attributed to newer software levels.
The continuous improvement in throughput for WebSphere traditional servers on z/OS is once again demonstrated in the above chart. WebSphere traditional version 18.104.22.168 running on Java 8 SR7 on z16 is providing 21 times the throughput compared to WAS 6.1 and Java 5 running on a z9. Throughput z16 vs z15 Liberty on z/OS
In the chart below we can see that there is 12% improvement in the throughput performance of the z16 vs z15 when running a non-SSL workload.