IBM announced the new version of the business class  mainframe called z13s.  This is the successor to the zBC12. You can find the detailed announcement letter here.

glas model picture for z13s
z13s glas model – photo Michael Storzer

From a Linux perspective the IBM tested platforms has been updated to include z13s. SUSE has published the certifications:

Also announced are

Useful links:

(updated 10/21/2016)

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