Good morning: We filled out the sizing document twice based upon different information provided by SSA and get very different results in terms of system sizing. Being that we do not use BPCS yet the information on the sizing document can be understood differently and the issue of wanting to go to release 8.x in which there is very little information. The difference is systems is over 1 million so we would like to get it closer than that. What release are you on? How many users do you have ? What size system do you have ? Please advise Thanks Jerry -----Original Message----- From: Al Mac [mailto:macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 4:40 PM To: SSA's BPCS ERP System Subject: Re: System sizing for release 8.x Once upon a time (earlier versions of BPCS) SSA GT had what was known as a Sizing Questionairre. Filling it out can be a pain. Into it you put statistics like the size of your business (how many transactions a day of various kinds) (how many years you need to store history of transactions) (how many invoices, average lines on invoices) (how many customers ... various metrics) what BPCS applications will you be running how many different languages needed - do that on partitions by country or what - because that can mean multiple copies of OS/400 and BPCS software how many different environments needed, because there may be tailoring needed differently for different divisions of the company average number of concurrent sessions per user how fast you want your performance (subsecond response) what IBM features you need to be using what other stuff you want on your system OTHER than or in addition to BPCS Then from the results of the Questionnairre, SSA and GT and any number of intermediate consultants could tell you how fast a processor you needed on what model 400. >Good afternoon: > > I am attempting to obtain information regarding iSeries system sizing for >BPCS release 8.X > > IBM suggested that we have 65 arms [DASD] and that a 825 3 way processor >would be enough power to operate over 500 users. > > any thoughts > > Thanks > > Jerry Karth > Systems Engineer > Hart & Cooley > 500 East 8th Street > Holland, Michigan 49423 > 616 395 2809 - Al Macintyre BPCS/400 Computer Janitor at http://www.globalwiretechnologies.com/ See Al at http://www.ryze.com/go/Al9Mac Emergency notification (homeland, weather, etc.) http://www.emergencyemail.org/ Find BPCS Documentation Suppliers http://radio.weblogs.com/0107846/stories/2002/11/08/bpcsDocSources.html _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l.