• Subject: Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest V1 #635
  • From: Neil Palmer <NPalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Sep 1997 16:10:41 -0400
  • Organization: NxTrend Technology - Canada


Your "6 x" speed increase you mention for WinAPPC is no doubt based on
the old IBM Twinax cards for comparison.  I presume you don't yet have
any comparisons to the new IBM 5250 Express twinax cards, which IBM
themselves claim to be 4 x faster (provided you have the newer 6050
series twinax controllers that can handle extended 5250 data stream, and
the appropriate PTF's.


Jerry Draper wrote:
    < snip >

> It is not the design of Windows because the Synapse products work
> perfectly
> without locking up at all.  The inherent design of IBM and IBM Clone
> twinax
> cards that rely on shared memory, DOS TSR's, and hardware interrupts
> is the
> problem.  It's not fair to blow this off on Windows.  The Synapse
> twinax
> card has been running perfectly in Windows 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, 95, and NT
> (new)
> for some time.  Unlike the IBM card designed for PC-AT computers, it
> has a
> microprocessor and 64K RAM on the card.  In News/400 tests it
> transfered
> data twice as fast as a BOS card in IBM mode and three times faster
> than BOS
> in so-called "stealth" mode.  It's the card.
> BTW, I think Synapse is the only company with a twinax card that runs
> under
> NT.  First again.  Furthermore, writer Roger Pence says that the
> Synapse
> WinAPPC file transfer (which includes the coveted SQL front end and is
> the
> only product with dBase output support) runs 6 times faster than IBM
> CA/400.
> ON, and ON, and ON.  There is a difference.
> >
> >I think if Personal Communications included an SQL-like interface for
> file
> >transfers, I'd have absolutely no use for CA/400 today.
> You do have a choice you know.
> Jerry

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