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|English to English translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: MIPS|
|marketing text on computer mainframes (yes, again!)|
... it should be Million Instructions Per Second, but then, read this sentence:
(I'll quote also previous sentences to introduce the subject - my sentence is the last)
Now if we go a step deeper, we’ll see another significant trend -- characterized by the amount of zSeries capacity shipped in support of “new workloads”.
In 1998, when we look at the server capacity that was shipped into the S/390 marketplace, it is estimated that only about 15% of the capacity shipped was supporting new workloads.
And remember, by new workloads, we are referring to the web serving applications; ERP, CRM, BI, and SCM packages; and WebSphere development,.
This implies that nearly 85% of the ***MIPS*** shipped in 1998 were supporting traditional workloads, such as OLTP and batch processing.
...in other parts of the text shipped means sold, so I thought it would be the same, but how can you ship/sell MIPS? and if it is not Million Instructions Per Second, what can it be.... a kind of mainframe, it surely refers to zSeries...
|English translation:My guess|
Mainframes have different capacities in MIPS. Rather than say that they shipped 10 of X and 20 of Y, or say they had revenue of $NNN, they are reducing it to how many MIPS in total they sold.
For instance, say machine X runs 10 MIPS and machine Y runs 100 MIPS. If the company says they shipped 110 MIPS, they either sold 1 Y + 1 X or 11 X machines.
My guess from the USA.
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