• Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 11:15:34 -0500

OH ABSOLUTELY!

And that is how most of my customers are set up. Putting the compilers on a
P05 level box usually pays for the box in the savings. The thing you have to
watch is that IBM generally won't let you upgrade one box, install a small
box and downsize your compiler pricing levels.  If you start at a P05 and
upgrade with a split, then the upgrade doesn't get a second look. But, hey,
if the alternative is a different, non-IBM platform, you can usually get the
order passed.

I am just saying that with the advent of LPAR, maybe some of the other
issues about the prices of compilers will be addressed.

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R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional System Administrator
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional Network Administrator

"The sum of all human knowledge is a fixed constant.
    It's the population that keeps growing!"

-----Original Message-----
From: Luther Ananda Miller <luther.miller@HYPERE.COM>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)


>Dumb question: Couldn't you just compile the RPG code on a small
development
>box and then transfer the program over to the larger machines? Its all
>written in code which runs on any machine (and this is scalable), isn't it?
>
>Luther
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr. <rbruceh@attglobal.net>
>To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, 10 November 1999 14:39
>Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
>> We asked for, and got, user based pricing for several things. I feel that
>> the LPAR issues will drive more feature into real user based pricing.
>Right
>> now, if you have a twelve way processor and LPAR a single processor and
>some
>> DASD for 6 programmers, you pay BIG TIME for the RPG compiler. You pay
the
>> full boat price for the twelve way! This is wrong. IBM agrees that it is
>> wrong. Hopefully, the compilers will become user priced.
>
>
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