• Subject: Re: What About Price vs. Performance?
  • From: "Nathan M. Andelin" <nathanma@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 10:31:33 -0600

In my previous post, I lamented the fact that my OS/400 based Web
applications performed poorly in comparison to their Windows counterparts.
On my 170-2290 I've been averaging 10 requests per second under a maximum
load stress test.  A comparable Windows application handles 16 requests per
second.

I think those who have tested their OS/400 based Web applications will
realize that 10 RPS is excellent for a 73 CPW AS/400 that performs moderate
database I/O, and transactions, and returns a 3-10K HTML response.  The
problem is not that my applications perform poorly in comparison to other
OS/400 based Web applications.  It's the price vs. performance in comparison
to their Windows-Intel counterparts that's bothering me.

Any further insights are appreciated.

Nathan.


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