• Subject: RE: What About Price vs. Performance?
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 09:46:25 -0500

> Further tests have shown that HTML generation and display 
> with native RPG is currently 30 times faster than HTML 
> generation in the JVM.  But this is WebSphere 2.0, so I 
> expect to see some improvement as I move to WAS3.0 and a 
> higher release of the JVM.  There is a LOT of room for 
> improvement in the Java side of things - the good news is 
> that the JVM will simply get faster as time goes on, given 
> IBM's focus.

But, again we should look at the big picture.  The apps will get faster, but
at what price?  More CPU/Processing used as a whole?  Which means that the
more hits, the performance gets worse faster.  This will also affect the
efficiency of other applications and procedures on the machine.  

I'm running (well, I shut it off) WAS 3.5.2 and it takes 5 minutes to start
it up.  For that 5 minutes, it's using 98% CPU.  That's unacceptable.  I
hope it gets better, or I hope IBM implements a way to use Tomcat or another
servlet engine as an integrated part of my AS/400 web server.

Brad
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