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IBM PERFORMANCE DATA MADE AVAILABLE FOR S/370, ES/9000 PROCESSORS

 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the availability of a comprehensive set of performance and capacity information that will allow customers to compare the way applications run on IBM and non-IBM systems in a variety of environments. These metrics position IBM Enterprise System/9000(A) and System/370(A) processors in a variety of environments.
 The data is based primarily upon measurements using IBM's Large Systems Performance Reference(A) (LSPR)(A) methodology, which IBM has used internally for more than 10 years. The information includes performance comparisons in current operating environments, including MVS/ESA(A), VM/ESA(A), and VSE/ESA(A). In addition, data for older operating systems is available.
 Within each of the operating environments, several different workloads have been measured. For example, under MVS/ESA, measurements include commercial batch, engineering and scientific, CICS(A), TSO(A), IMS(A) and DB2(A) environments.
 Comparable LSPR data for processors distributed by the Amdahl Corporation and Hitachi Data Systems is included as well.
 "Our customers have been demanding more accurate metrics to do capacity planning," said Jim Hahn, enterprise and storage systems director, IBM United States. "Without detailed information that is designed to reflect a customer's actual environment, customers risk either underestimating or, worse yet, overestimating the capacity of the processor they are getting. A 10 percent error in a processor's capacity estimate could translate into a multimillion-dollar mistake. No one can afford that type of risk."
 Added Hahn, "To the best of our knowledge, LSPR is the only generally available metric of processor performance available today based primarily upon actual measurements made on the processors represented."
 The LSPR data is available to all IBM customers through their IBM marketing teams. In addition, IBM customers can use LSPR data through IBM's capacity planning services offerings, such as CP/90 and SNAP/SHOT(A).
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