• Subject: RE: SSA, BPCS, RISC and "HelpLine" and "last release supported...
  • From: John Allen <JOHN@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 08:02:52 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: GolDLX@aol.com [SMTP:GolDLX@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 1997 6:07 AM
> To:   BPCS-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: SSA, BPCS, RISC and "HelpLine" and "last release
> supported...
> 
> In a message dated 97-09-29 22:30:26 EDT, John wrote:
> 
> << The "From" box was a 300-2042 and the "To" box is a 500-2142. We
> were
>  led to beleive that things would be not quite twice as fast. Our
>  Inventory Inquiry went from an average of 11.2 sec to 11.5 seconds!
>  Everything else was pretty much the same timing wise.   >>
> 
> John,
> Sorry to hear about your performance problem.  Our "From" and "To"
> boxes were
> the exact same ones as yours and we upgraded in December.  We are on
> BPCS
> 4.0.3 as I think I recall you are also.  While I didn't do any
> benchmark
> performance tests, I can tell you that my users literally fly through
> their
> work now with sub-second response in some areas.  
> 
> With IBM and SSA working with you on this, I'm SURE this has been
> checked. .
> .  What is your sysval for QPFRADJ?  Mine is set at  "0 - No
> Adjustment" .
>  After setting up the system the way I wanted it, I don't want it
> changed.
>  Plus, I remember hearing (it sounds good :)  ) that if you have it
> set to
> automatically adjust, performance is degraded during the adjustment!
> Also,
> are you on V3R7 of OS/400? There's a huge difference between V3R6 and
> V3R7
> performance-wise.  
> [John Allen]  QPFRADJ has been set to both 0 & 3 (auto Adjust) with no
> decernable difference in performance. We went from V3R2 on the 300 to
> V3R7 on the 500.
> 
> Did you get more DASD when you upgraded?  What's your disk
> utilization?  Are
> you using PM/400?  Did you upgrade memory also?  What is it's
> utilization
> during peak hours?  If you don't know the answers to these questions,
> IBM and
> SSA should or at least be searching for them.  J st my ever humble
> thoughts.
> [John Allen]  We got a little more DASD, but not much. Disk
> Utilization runs around 70%, No we don't have PM/400, Memory was
> upgraded to 256Megs on the 500 - up from 48Megs on the 300. Memory
> Utilization? What command shows that?
> . 
> 
> Susan Kregar
> SysAdmin
> The Glass Baron, Inc.
> 
> [John Allen]  My system has the same responce time morning, afternoon,
> midnight, (interactively) as my 300 did. My problems get worse when
> ever a SPM query gets fired off -- then my CPU goes over 100% and
> things start to crawl...
> 
> -- John Allen
> -- O'Brien International
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