yes you are basically correct. CFINT (or rather one of its friends) also serves to slow down "smaller" server models (even without using interactive). The traditional arguments for this are: 1) it makes sense for IBM to use basically the same processor no matter what the model (cheaper to manufacture one than many) 2) you get what you pay for. 3) IBM has to compete with Sun/HP/Intel in the server market so the pure server machine has to be cheap enough to compete, and green screen loyalists are captive anyway and can't go anywhere else so why not sock it to them. The subtle message is that IBM wants you to get off the iSeries and on to the pSeries. Makes sense? ----- Original Message ----- From: shahar mor <email@example.com> To: <MI400@midrange.com> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 3:00 PM Subject: Fighting cfint (academic quwstion) > Hi all, > > This is purely academic question yet i'm aruing this > issue with a collegue for sometime now. > so i'm asking out of 'academic curiosity' > > The facts: > > ibm mistreats it's installed base. Whenever you buy a > 'server model' and use interactive application a > looped task named cfint starts eating your cpu. > > i'm sure this task is needed only to make current > customer pay more for the existing applications and it > is not hardware related (here the argue begins..) > > If i'm correct and this cfint is software based then > in teory somehow one may expect to 'cheat it' if it is > hardware then even in teory this is not doable. > > Bottom line: > > Am i right ? if i had the internal knowledge will it > be possible to slow down "crazy" cfint thus paying > less for the same performance ? > > Thanks for any input, and once again i'm NOT trying > anything harmfull in this post(although ibm deserves > criticism over their current policy). > > Regards > > > ===== > Shahar mor > consultant > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Messenger - Talk while you surf! It's FREE. > http://im.yahoo.com/ > +--- > | This is the MI Programmers Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MI400@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MI400-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MI400-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- +--- | This is the MI Programmers Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MI400@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MI400-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MI400-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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