[RC5] Client performance under OpenVMS

Jo Holvoet Jo.Holvoet at barclab.com
Tue Jan 6 18:43:43 EST 1998


David Sowder wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Jo Holvoet wrote:
> > Happy New Year everyone,
> >
> > I recently installed a 2.6403 client on the following
> > machine :
> >
> > AlphaServer 1000A 5/333 MHz
> > OpenVMS 7.1
> > 128 Mb of RAM
> >
> > Even at the best of times, I'm only checking something
> > like 215000 keys/sec while my Pentium 166/32 Mb can reach
> > 225000 keys/sec.
> >
> > Is this normal or can I push some buttons and fiddle with
> > some knobs to improve the performance of the Alpha ?
> >
> > BTW, even though I'm the "administrator" of the machine
> > my knowledge of OpenVMS is rather superficial ...
> 
> Have you tested to make sure that you are running the client most
> optimized for your processor?  There are only EV4 and EV5 optimizations,
> so there are only two clients to compare benchmarks between.
> 
Actually, I tried both :)
EV5 runs about 2% faster than EV4.
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