That could be quite a laundry list of them.

V5R4/V6/V7 ?

First I would start with where are the JVMs running? *BASE (which is the default) is usually bad since it then competes with everything else. Which Java? 64bit/32Bit? Two things affect Java performance more than anything else, first Memory/Activity Levels. If there is not enough memory and then activity levels in the pool where the java runs, bad things happen. I have clients running almost all the levels of Java at some point and all of them will work much better with a dedicated memory pool with a high enough activity level. Remember also the garbage collection and those processes need activity level just as the application does. There are tools to find out how often garbage collection runs and how big the heap size is and how full the heap is. You might get some of those tools working to help you out.

Second is IFS performance. Sadly the IFS just does not perform as well as the Unix/Window file system cousins do. If there is quite a bit of IFS (as opposed to DB/2 which can be very fast) there's not much you can do but tune the servers to have sufficient I/O.

It sounds like this system should have sufficient Disk arms but if each partition has been skinnyed down to far disk arms might be an issue.

All guesses, but those are the first couple of things I look at.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 3/5/2012 5:09 PM, James Lampert wrote:
A customer has a 36-CPU MMB, with 10 LPARs on it, running V7. It seems
peppy enough running our CRM product in QINTER, but when running
anything in Java, it's slower than our own V6 box (a 1-CPU E4A with only
one LPAR).

Any suggestions?


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