I would check the system and memory sizing tables at:

This would provide you with some guidelines.  You need to have
some specifics on the performance of your existing machine but
I would agree with Larry in general that there is a good chance your
400-2130 isn't going to fly.  Good news is a 720-2061is relatively
affordable.  List price for the upgrade is $20,000 so I would expect
that with all features you might expect to have to pay $30,000 - $40,000
to upgrade the machine, add additional memory, and change processor
groups.  You should be going P05 to  P10.  This machine
would fly for you.  35 CPW interactive, 240 CPW total processor.  Compare that
to your existing 13 CPW.  For Domino comparisons that would be (under thetypical
mail user mix) 10 users vs. 400.........

Spend your time going through the memory and system sizing scenarios.  They
should give you a quick idea if you are in or out of the ballpark with your
existing system.


Larry Bolhuis <> on 07/15/99 10:44:29 PM

Please respond to

cc:    (bcc: Mike Crump/IS/Ball-Foster)

Subject:  Re: Domino Performance

Simple answer is you're gonna need more horses. The 2130 is less than
14 CPW and with OS/400 wanting 64MB to run itself, you're VERY low on
the memory scale too.  I haven't checked the Domino specs but in my
experience I'd get into a Server model or at LEAST get close to
100CPW. Additionally I'd push memory to 512MB or more.

If you only need to support the four mailboxes and won't be running
anything else on the box then you might get nearly acceptable
performance by running up the Memory to the max 160MB but it ain't
gonna fly.

HTH - Larry

John P. Walsh wrote:
> Sorry about the empty post; resending it.
> I just had Domino installed on the 400 and then set up four users
> (mailboxes, etc.)  Performance was horrendous.  The box is a 9404 with a
> 2130 processor (RISC box) with 96meg of ram.  What can be done to improve
> performance.  Totally unusable as is.
> John P. Walsh

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