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Ancient Alpha Performance, DE500 Ethernet?

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The Question is:

I am trying to speed up my home-grown odbc process between Windows 2K server
 and my Alpha 200 4/233 running vms6.2.  I purchased a DE500-AA and installed
 it along with ALPBoot and ALPLan ECO's.  I then ran the following tests:
   Client machine: Dell 1Gig Ethernet Connection
   File: 24,281,807 Byte file
   Test1: to Alpha 200 10BaseT connector:  63.7  seconds or    381.17 KB/sec
   Test2: to Alpha 200 100BaseT connector: 59.67 seconds or    406.92 KB/sec
   Test3: to Another Dell 1Gib connector:    .58 seconds or 42,010.05 KB/sec
Note:  The 100 BT did not show much improvement over the 10BT card.  Are they
 any OpenVMS parameters that need to be adjusted?

The Answer is :

  Your OpenVMS version and your (likely) IP version are ancient, your
  AlphaStation system is near-first-generation-class with corresponding
  near-first-generation PCI and EV4-class CPU performance -- not to
  mention the field of other hardware- and software-related considerations
  and other possibilities for this performance review is quite huge.
  For details on setting up the negotiation for the DE500, please see
  the OpenVMS FAQ.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-APR-2003 )

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