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. http://www.relational-data.com/products/rweb/cgi/mainfs.htm IMV an excellent piece of work. Happy New Year and Best Wishes from down under. Norm ----- Original Message ----- From: <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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