> jt: >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. What is it about Unix that makes you think it's better suited to parallel processing? OS/400 and Unix are both capable of supporting threads or multiple "batch" streams. SMP for UDB/400 and Parallel Query for Oracle are both add-ons. In my opinion each environment is equally capable of exploiting multiple processor resources. Much of what passes for parallel processing has to be coded into an application anyway. -Jim James P. Damato Manager - Technical Administration Dollar General Corporation <mailto:email@example.com>
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