Douglas Handy wrote:
> 
> Pat,
> 
> >Just for the record.. 8mb remained the base memory for almost all
> >machines
> >up till the first RISC box 9402-400.... Larger boxes came with more but
> >8mb was the standard for thousands of machines.....
> 
> Just for the record, the following CISC machines had a base above 8MB:
> 
>   B50 and up
>   D45 and up
>   E45 and up
>   F35 and up
>   200-2032

Yep.. and it has been my experience(up to a point) that more drives and
more memory fixed a "LOT" of performance issues.. You do get to that
final point where you just need more raw speed... If they continue to
pile
layers and layers of additional software into the base OS, they have to
overcome that with more speed... (TCP/IP comes to mind)... I saw a 
performance chart on TCP/IP on a 400 and the really neat curves on the
processor as you add more users...(nobody pays any attention to that
either)

Just think... with a few more additional features, OS/400 will get to be
as
big(or bigger) than MVS... Now we are talking chilled water
processors...

Isn't V4R4 now over 2gb ????(with various features)
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