Hmm... at home I use a 500mhz computer.  My wife uses a
400hmz computer.  Mine is not 1/4 faster than hers, for
some programs it is 5 to 10x faster.


I have 256megs of memory, she has 32 megs.
I have 35meg video card, she has 4 meg.

Other things that can change speeds are things like BUS
speed, type of UBS, AGP or PCI video card, etc...

CPU speed is not the end all be all of computer speed, but
it is one of the things that effect it.  One of memory.

How much memory does your AS/400 have?  What is your
interactive tax?  What about all the other things I have
no idea about in an AS/400 (bus speed, who knows?  Speed
of memory chips, etc...)

Message: 3
From: Jim Damato <>
>This is not trivial.  The slow cpu of the iSeries prevents modern
>programming languages from being used on our system.

>Leif: (taken somewhat out of context)
>Use the AS/400 for what it is good at.
>Use the right tool for the job. Use an Intel
>screamer for what it does best.

CPW is a measure of traditional AS/400 work.  Processor MHz might be a more
meaningful measure in some applications, but it has to be taken in context.
MHz (or MIPS, etc.) "scores" do not compare one to one across chips.  Still,
it's as Leif suggested -- our PHB's want it dumbed down to one number.
Remember when you'd buy a new stereo and your friends would ask, "How many

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