And noone besides Microsoft ever said Windows was a good multi-user server
environment.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan M. Andelin" <nandelin@relational-data.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: code optimization was: Trivia: Processor MHz


> This says more about the design of Peachtree than the capacity of Intel
and
> Windows.  My guess is that the multi-user version of Peachtree is largely
> based on the single user version.
>
> Lots of single user applications had a hard time making the transition to
a
> network.  One common problem was the database these applications used.
The
> I/O routines required that the entire data and index files be downloaded
to
> the workstation for processing.  It translated to huge traffic on the
> network, and lots of work on the file server.
>
> ODBC was a great improvement, in comparison.  Instead of downloading the
> files to the workstation, the workstation sends a message to the server to
> select or update small sets of data.  The scalability goes up
dramatically.
>
> I have reasons for developing and promoting OS/400 based solutions.  But
> performance is not one of them.  Today's Wintel applications can be
designed
> to provide exceptional performance and scalability.  Wintel offers much
> better price/performance than OS/400.  The TPC benchmarks are a good
> example.
>
>
> Nathan M. Andelin
> www.relational-data.com
>
>
>
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