• Subject: Re: sys 36 to as/400 upgrade
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 22:48:52 -0500 (EST)


In a message dated 97-11-03 18:46:26 EST, you write:

> I have a 5363 system 36 system that I getting ready to upgrade with a 
>  new harddrive.  As I was looking for vendors, I stumbled across two 
>  as/400's that are half the price of the harddrive that I wanted for 
>  the 36.  One is an as/400 B10 and the other is a AS/400 B20.  I am 
>  currently running an RPG II package and have three terminals running. 
>   Does anyone know anything about these AS/400 models and if my RPG 
>  programs would transfer over to them without much hassle?

Depending upon your 5363's processor, I'd have to warn against a B10 or B20
if you're planning on running in the S/36 environment.  I had a client that
"upgraded" their 5363 six years ago to a _C_10.  Unfortunately, their 36E
month-end process went from 2 hours to over SIX!  They doubled the DASD and
memory over their 5363, yet the S/36E was just too darned slow.  More recent
releases of OS/400 have significantly enhanced the performance of the /36E,
but I wouldn't count on them helping you _THAT_ much.  They eventually got a
free upgrade to an E10 (as DMAS was still owned by IBM when they purchased),
which put their month-end process at -- 2 hours.


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

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