I think these kinds of "head-to-head" tests don't reflect TRW (the real
world).

In TRW, the question is how MANY application types can be running on a box.
That question can be better answered by asking:

How much hardware, software, AND PERSONNEL costs are involved in running
$2M, $20M, $200M, and multi-bazillion dollar companies.

I have no doubt that even Intel and Microskunk can best the iSeries, in the
first kind of "head-to-head" test...  IMV, a lot of people tend to falsely
extrapolate to imply the answer to the second kind of test, without testing
it against their real-world experience.


jt

| -----Original Message-----
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| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of James Rich
| Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 3:55 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: OS-X vs. Windows
|
|
| On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Scott Klement wrote:
|
| > I think your benchmarks would be radically different depending on what
| > you were actually benchmarking for.  Database I/O would almost
| definitely
| > favor the iSeries.  Network I/O would certainly go towards one of the
| > other platforms.
|
| Why do you believe that database i/o would be better on iSeries?  If both
| systems run DB2 then the only advantage I can think of is that iSeries
| probably runs DB2 in kernel.  I wonder if RPG gives a performance
| advantage?  I've seen some comments suggesting that SQL is slower than RPG
| unless you are doing multi-record mass reads/writes.  I have done some
| informal tests and my linux box seemed to beat our iSeries at some simple
| stuff.  But my tests don't really count as too many things were different
| to be of any real value.
|
| James Rich
| james@eaerich.com
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