My BP visited us last Friday. He told me of one customer that, while on a
Power5 520, had a month-end job that ran for 3 days. They upgraded to a
Power7 and the job went to 3-4 hours without any changes. At my previous
employer we went from a 720 (at best a Power4, but not sure) that had a
standalone job that took 1.25 hours; the upgrade to 520 reduced it to less
than 10 minutes.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
Every girl's dream is to eat without getting fat.
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Krebs
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 6:35 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: GoFaster alternative

FWIW...

We delayed upgrading our hardware for years because we didn't *REALLY* need
the power and it was hard to justify the $100,000. Last fall, we finally did
the upgrade for around $50K - new boxes are faster and less expensive than
the old ones! Best decision ever regarding the IBMi.

We added two SSD drives (mirroring one to the other) and 8GB main memory to
the new IBMi and this box flies. Moved up several levels in CPU power.


Interactive and batch are amazing. We've had long running batch programs run
in 20% of the time. Interactive most days is measured in hundredths of
second response time (under .10). Month-end finished in 1/6 the overall time
(including backup - which flies with the new LTO5 drive).


The cool thing is...Our new box is 1/8 the max memory and only 1/4 the
processor! Upgrades the next couple years will be inexpensive and easy to
implement.

Oh and yes, we did go down another tier. No, we didn't get any rebates from
our vendors. :(



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From: "tim.dclinc@xxxxxxxxx" <tim.dclinc@xxxxxxxxx>
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 9:04 AM
Subject: GoFaster alternative

We are currently using GoFaster to improve interactive performance.

Are there any alternatives to this product?
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