What is IBM z Integrated Information Processor?

IBM® z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) is a purpose-built processor designed to operate asynchronously with the general processors in the mainframe to help improve utilization of computing capacity and control costs. It is designed for select data and transaction processing workloads and for select network encryption workloads. zIIPs allow customers to purchase additional processing power without affecting the total million service units (MSU) rating or machine model designation. IBM does not impose IBM software charges on zIIP capacity, but charges apply when additional general purpose CP capacity is used.

Move to Hybrid Cloud

Leverage z/OS Container Extensions, z/OS Connect, and Java on zIIPs to achieve faster time to value in hybrid cloud.

Accelerate Digital Transformation

Deploy new applications written in Java, exploit XML or make use of RESTful APIs on zIIPs.

Improve System Resilience

Add zIIPS to increase the capacity for System Recovery Boost to speed up shutdown, restart and workload catch-up.

Products and services that exploit zIIP include:

  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • System resiliency
  • Database and AI
  • Other Use Cases