Yeah, same thing happened to me when we upgraded from a 5362 (S/36) to an
Advanced/36 64-bit RISC. Weekly payroll update went from 1.5 hours to about
10 minutes (excluding printing, of course). People were double-entering
transactions for a week because they were used to entering a field, look
down at the datasheet, look up and see the screen refresh; no refresh?
Hmmm, must have just thought I entered it.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
We made too many wrong mistakes. - Yogi Berra explaining the Yankees loss of
the 1960 World Series
A&K Wholesale
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:06 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: GoFaster alternative

Yeah back when we consolidated from numerous boxes at remote locations to
one kick butt box with great communications links the biggest calls we kept
getting were people were firing off the same job a number of times.
They were so used to their boxes being so slow they would fire off the job,
do a WRKJOBQ and wait for it. They weren't finding it in the job queue, or
in WRKACTJOB - it had already completed! Machine was too fast.
Man, users will complain about anything. :-)

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

From: Mike Krebs <majkrebs@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 03/19/2012 07:35 PM
Subject: Re: GoFaster alternative
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx


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

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

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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