> 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.


James P. Damato
Manager - Technical Administration
Dollar General Corporation

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