From: "James Rich" <james@eaerich.com>
> My boss is getting a new iSeries for about $20,000 (not including
> software).  If I bought a linux/*bsd capable machine for $20,000
> how would they compare?  Both machines would have to run DB2
> for any kind of proper comparison.  Has anyone done such a test?
>  I'm not really interested in TCO but rather raw speed :)

For reputable benchmarks see:

http://www.tpc.org/

Rochester uses a derivative of the TPC-C benchmark to calculate CPW rating.
Unfortunately the iSeries doesn't offer very good price/performance.
Applications, TCO, and an integrated environment sell the box.

Nathan M. Andelin
www.relational-data.com




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