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fixed

A CR2 cannot load later versions of code that are needed to support P7 FSP
code levels. Great paperweights or test HTTP servers for a Linux box.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:50 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Running jobs on a separate core

I did some brief checking on the internet. The few sites who posted a price
other than "click here to fill in your life history and maybe Smiling Jack
will call you and give you a quote" all wanted over $550 for our 7310-CR2's.
Granted, that's a huge savings over list but still, for something that won't
work on anything newer than a Power 6...
Apparently they're still being snagged up in the used market? Do a lot of
people jump a generation like us? P6-P8?


Rob Berendt
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From: Brian Piotrowski <bpiotrowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05/22/2014 02:05 PM
Subject: RE: Running jobs on a separate core
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Nope. No HMC and a single LPAR.

/b;

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:34 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Running jobs on a separate core

You got an HMC and multiple lpar capability?
That may help.


Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail
to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Brian Piotrowski <bpiotrowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05/22/2014 12:06 PM
Subject: RE: Running jobs on a separate core
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



I agree....we are totally guilty of that. Unfortunately our project
timelines are so tight and many projects are back to back that we do not
have the time to check it (yes, it's a sad excuse, but it's unfortunate
reality).

/b;

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:21 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Running jobs on a separate core

7.1 has been GA for over 4 years now. Since 4/23/2010. Now, by dragging
your feet in going to 7.1, you have taken going to Power 8 off the table.
Having personally worked on Power 8 equipment and the awesome, FREAKING
AWESOME, performance benefits I am seeing on it, I really think any second

you delay in getting to 7.1 (or beyond) is another bullet through your
foot.
http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/i/planning/upgrade/suptschedule.html



What hardware are you running that you've not gone to 7.1?
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssm1platformibmi


Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail
to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Brian Piotrowski <bpiotrowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05/22/2014 10:02 AM
Subject: RE: Running jobs on a separate core
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Thanks, Rob.

In reviewing various documents a lot of them point to creating a new
subsystem and pushing the QZDASOINIT jobs onto it. I guess it's something


we'll have to investigate once the new box arrives.

We would have purchased one of the new i8 boxes coming out next month, but


our applications are unproven on 7.1 and I wasn't going to risk having a
primary box with untested apps on it.

/b;

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:47 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Running jobs on a separate core

Now there's an oxymoron: "new 400".

I don't believe there is a way to dedicate out processors like you can
memory. With memory, you can bust it up into subsystems and whatnot. This


has been around since, well, back on 400's.
About the only way to dedicate processors is to create separate
partitions.


Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail
to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Brian Piotrowski <bpiotrowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx)"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05/22/2014 09:26 AM
Subject: Running jobs on a separate core
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



All,

In the next month or so our new 400 will be delivered to us. The new box
will have two cores because right now our single core machine is being
crushed by the QZDASOINIT jobs (they occupy anywhere from 75% - 90% of the



CPU utilization at any given time).

Yes, we are investigating the reasons why these jobs are occupying so
much, but I wanted to know if there's a way I can dedicate a core to a
specific job or subsystem? I would like to move the web jobs off to their



own core so the other core can focus on taking care of the other tasks.

Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.


Thankee-sai!

/b;

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