Leif,

I haven't caught up on this thread, so don't know if others have already
pointed this fact out to youse:


Per usual... YER ALL HOSED UP...!


You stand corrected...:

(Not really...;-)  AFAIK, the only software that takes advantage of multiple
processors is the for-cost add-on called something like DB2 for Symetric
Multi-Processing.  The OS will split DB queries amongst multiple CPUs for
you, automagically.


That's one area the *nix (and maybe PASE?) just kicks the crap out of
OS/400...  Makes little sense to me, because one of OS/400s greatest
strengths is near-linear performance gains on multi-processors.  IOW, they
should be able to throw a dozen of the oldest processors they can make, and
get some spectacular price/performance, AFAIK, if they took advantage of
this more.


(BTW, thanks for the table, as I'd been wanting to find out what a "23C4"
was...:-)

jt

| -----Original Message-----
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Leif Svalgaard
| Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 11:28 AM
|
| From: Joe Pluta <joepluta@PlutaBrothers.com>
|
| > VERY cool.  My model 9406-270 single-processor machine comes
| out to exactly
| > 252 MHz.
| >
| > Of course, on a 12-way, you're only measuring the speed of a single
| > processor.
|
| But a single program that is CPU-bound only uses one processor. Right?
| or will someone correct me?



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