I did miss it, only picked it up on John's thread.

I've just had a browse of www.relational-data.com regarding another thread:
From: "Nathan M. Andelin"
Re: How are you calculating 64 bit (was Processor MHz)

Nathan has put together a very tidy sample/example of comparisons with some code
included which may be of interest.


IMV an excellent piece of work.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes from down under.


----- Original Message -----
From: <jpcarr@tredegar.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 10:31 AM
Subject: RE: iSeries Web power (was M-L digest,#1025 - Trivia)

| Hey,  Andrew.,  Change the subject line.
| I almost automatically deleted this and would have missed it.
| John
| -------------------
| Andrew Borts said;
| OK - Jim Here's the big picture...
| 1) AS/400's are damn good web servers - I've peaked @ 20,000 visitors a
| day with a single 270.  Most of my problem was with Net.Commerce and
| older  versions of it.
| 2) That same 270 can handle 800 simultaneous CGI requests, 2000
| simultaneous Cached HTML requests... and I've come close to seeing those
| peaks.
| 3) Load balancing is a fact of life in the web world.  IBM needs to make
| it more lucrative for people to do it.  30 270's pointing to the same
| back end RAIDED disk acting as web servers etc... is a great model to go
| by - but is not possible with current OS/400 unless you write/buy
| mirroring software between the boxes with mucho redundant disk.  Most of
| the time with BIG web sites, they run out of bandwidth before they run
| out of CPU - another fact of life...   Now a load balanced LPARed 840
| with 32 processors pointing to a single chunk of disk - this I could
| reach my hands around!!  I can send ALL of my Net.Data pointing to
| another server, and compile all my RPG arounf the DDM files... but I
| digress...
| 4) The AS/400 isn't the fastest kid on the block - but what the heck are
| you serving?  Yahoo?  E-Bay?  When your back end server is AS/400 &
| you're building a B2B - do it on an AS/400!  If you're trying to impress
| someone with FLASH etc... you can STILL use an AS/400 - but these cheep
| Linux boxes seem to do well (and the AS/400 is NOW doing linux!!)
| 5) E-commerce is a touchy subject with me - but look @
| www.palmbeachjewelry.com - that box pops up... all RPG CGI routines
| running it & Net.Data... not too shabby...
| Check out my home site - www.as400nut.com - that's a SMALL as/400 - the
| Counter on the bottom is Net.Data - and I'm building some serious
| examples of Net.Data code for people to play with.  That is an 18cpw
| box.  When you talk WAS or Domino or ANY serious Unix based
| functionality - that's when the SERIOUS hardware needs to be considered.
| Java can bring a system w/out enough cylinders down!  Firing up the
| Apache admin server on my system is like kicking it in the nuts, but the
| AS/400 doesn't fall down & clutch 'em - it plows onward and limps for a
| bit until all the Java has compiled & is in memory... then it levels
| out.

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