On 10/28/2015 2:51 PM, Jack Woehr wrote:
It seems to me, and perhaps someone can correct me, that going to all this
trouble to run Tomcat on something like a P*n* under i5 OS where resources
are so much more dollar expensive than on an $800 blade, is a waste of
engineering and capital.

I might have a different situation to yours. I just upgraded from a
Power 7 to a Power 8 and the new box is very underutilised. Instead of
paying (cheap) money for another server, it seems to me that it's more
cost effective to use the cycles I'm already paying for but not using.

Everything a J2EE application needs can be slurped
over from the i5 OS server via JTOpen. Why waste highend server cycles? Is
running Tomcat under i5 OS a reasonable proposition, or an exercise in OCD?
:)

I thought Tomcat was easy when I last ran it on a Power 5. I'd bet my
Power 8 wouldn't even notice it. But the Tomcat load is only part of
the story; there's some Java application that wants Tomcat, and it's
that Java app which will be the larger workload, I'd think.

To the OP, Java likes more memory than we are accustomed to giving RPG
programs.


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