When I hear people talk about "legacy" systems (they usually mean the System
i), I chime in that I agree: "Those Windows PCs are so yesterday." They
start hemming and hawing at which point I point out that there are Windows
versions from 3.1 to Win7, depends upon which you're running. And then
point out the difference between 286 chips and whatever the new chip names
are, comparing it to the original AS/400 and the new Power systems.

So far, though, it hasn't worked with my bosses even though I point out that
our V5R1 is equivalent to, maybe, Windows 98 and the chip set is, perhaps,
equivalent to a 486. And yet they keep buying new PCs without even thinking
about it though the core business is on the System i.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
Even Napoleon had his Watergate. - Dan Quayle
A&K Wholesale
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 2:19 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: GoFaster alternative

I hate to assume anything, but is upgrading really out of the question? Is
your CEO using a laptop as old as that computer? BP's like to be busy.
Ask your BP to quote you an upgrade. The quote should cost you nothing.
And it shows your boss that you looked at more than Max300, GoFaster or
neither. If you have no BP I could recommend you mine. Some BP's are
really creative. Like the ones who will look at stuff like using all SSD's.
Very expensive disk wise but has been known to drop someone from a
P30 to a P10 with a very significant drop in software maintenance. New
hardware tends to have little to no maintenance costs per older hardware.

Rob Berendt
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755

From: "tim.dclinc@xxxxxxxxx" <tim.dclinc@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 03/19/2012 02:29 PM
Subject: Re: GoFaster alternative
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

We are on an older system which has the interactive throttle. i've seen
both Max300 and GoFaster, but both are expensive. I was wondering if
there was another way to deal with the issue.

On 3/19/2012 10:09 AM, DrFranken wrote:

Seriously: 'We're going to need more information!' I can only assume
that you must be on POWER5 or older. The newer hardware has completely
different licensing for interactive capacity and tools that bypass IBM's
interactive limits are no longer effective or in most cases even

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 3/19/2012 10:04 AM, tim.dclinc@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
We are currently using GoFaster to improve interactive performance.

Are there any alternatives to this product?

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