You must maintain a service agreement with IBM to keep the System firmware license intact. Presuming the licensing was proper to start with, if you discontinue the SWMA then of course you will not receive updates to the firmware, which may or may not create issues. Anything new added to the system (adapter cards, disk units, tape etc. ) even with updated firmware on an existing card/drive itself could be sufficient to force an update of the system firmware.

Ya's take your chances, but understanding the risk is 90% of the battle.

Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects

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From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Raul Jager
Sent: Monday, January 6, 2020 3:16 PM
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Subject: Re: main difference between expandable and singlepage subfile

You can achieve reliability with any language, but it is a lot easier with RPG than with PHP, for example. But there is no way a PHP will match the speed of a RPG program, now, for a web site with little use that can be irrelevant, but if you have a lot of use it does make a big difference.

El 3/1/20 a las 13:47, Patrik Schindler escribió:
Hello Raul,

Am 03.01.2020 um 17:12 schrieb Raul Jager <raul@xxxxxxxxxx>:

Because using al the modern features of RPG, you can get very good programs in a short time, you have a very reliable and fast server, at a cost below alternatives.
Please reread my message. :-)

RPG is no better or lesser than any other programming language when you just do yet another web app.

Reliability and speed is also achievable with Linux on POWER.

I'm pretty sure that Linux is way below yearly license cost of IBM i, plus you may use all processing resources in the system, AFAIK without additional cost (as long as there's no firmware licensing limitation, I'm not sure if such a thing exists from IBM).

:wq! PoC

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