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June 27, 2006
The Twin Cities' chapter of Catholic Charities runs its IT department with a handful of iSeries servers that helps it feed the hungry and provide shelter for the homeless.
February 23, 2006
IBM offered a sneak peak of its server Power6 chips, slated for release in 2007. IBM is touting gains in clock speed, but experts question whether clock speed matters.
November 30, 2005
Recently, Search400.com asked readers what they thought about the Fast400 saga. No one seemed in favor of the CFINT governor, some were leery of the performance boosting software's business legitimacy.
August 01, 2004
We've compiled a list of resources for iSeries error messages that you can browse through quickly to find a possible solution to your error. If you've come across an error message that is not listed, we have
Performance Get Started
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You can easily prevent errant programs from writing invalid data to a field with a simple constraint. Continue Reading
Evaluate Performance Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Which reads data from i faster: MySQL or IBM Toolbox drivers? Joe Pluta put the drivers to the test in both an AS/400 and a Windows environment. The conclusion: MySQL over its own database performs roughly as well as IBM's Java Toolbox over DB2 data... Continue Reading
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
You don't need to look far for tools to manage your system's security. Included in your iSeries is a generous set of utilities that can help you. Continue Reading
Although file shares are a convenient way to share data throughout a company, defining shares can create serious security exposures if OS/400 object authority hasn't been utilized. Continue Reading
Who says there's no such thing as free lunch? Here are a number of useful tools that can be used as is or customized to fit your needs. Check them out and see if any are good for your shop. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Performance Issues
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With the AS/400, use the performance tools to collect data during a busy part of the day and then analyze it to see if your disk performance is impacting overall system performance. Continue Reading
After extending storage capacity on an IBM 520, the system performance depends on the workload amount and should not be affected negatively as long as the system has a good controller with lots of free space. Continue Reading
Raymond Johnson answers five reader-submitted questions about performance tuning on the AS/400. Some quick tips and tricks for performance tuning are provided. Continue Reading