CFINT

5 pts.
Tags:
AS/400
My company is experiencing a serious performance problem due to CFINT. I'm sure we've reached our threshold and now IBM is making us pay the penalty. We have ordered a trial version of the GoFaster product, but none of us have any experience with such a package. Have any of you used this product or a similar one and could let us know what is in store for us?

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Hello,

Here is a great article for you on this issue. Hope it helps.

http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh042202-story04.html

TPinky

Discuss This Question: 13  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • TomLiotta
    It appears as if GoFaster both legal and effective. OTOH, it also appears as if IBM is free to release periodic PTFs that make sufficient changes to its internal structures to render GoFaster inoperative at any time. You're free to weigh the risks and decide. Tom
    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report
  • WoodEngineer
    Prior to GoFaster there was another product that did the same thing. As I recall, IBM sued and won to have the product pulled from the market. Our IBM business partner said that such products could effect support if IBM learns it is running on your machine. Of course, he probably has to say that. However, over the years we have found that he is very straight with us.
    6,435 pointsBadges:
    report
  • I400
    Hello, I was just trying to let people know about GoFaster. As Tpinky has said, ITjungle has coverd our product recently. GoFaster works and has worked. Many people have been using it and there hasn't been any problems. Glad to hear you ordered a trial. We haven't had any customer loosing IBM support for using it. But obviously, some need to say so and make believe so. Ricardo Lopez American Top Tools. www.gofaster.us
    75 pointsBadges:
    report
  • TomLiotta
    As I recall, IBM sued and won to have the product pulled from the market. I don't recall that IBM "won". My understanding is that it was an out-of-court settlement. I believe that their was settlement to stop selling the product, probably for a significant payment in return. GoFaster is likely the same product or a basic derivative under a different company. In any case, CFINT is essentially only relevant for interactive cycles. Since the system has long supported execution of programs in batch, including sending and receiving parms from interactive programs (e.g., the Call Program (QxdaCallProgramEDRS) API, or simple stored procedures, or other methods), I've never seen a lot of use in products like GoFaster myself. Tom
    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report
  • slateken
    Here's a link to a story regarding the Fast400 settlement: Fast400 Article
    230 pointsBadges:
    report
  • I400
    Hi, Obviously Tom hasn't seen much use in programs like GoFaster, which is respectable. So respectable as quite a few thousands of system administrators that have purchased GoFaster since 2004. As user Tpinky said history was evaluated again in 2010 http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh042202-story04.html so why come out with articles from 2004. That is history. And history says many installations are very happy with GoFaster, and yes we do sell it. Is there something bad about selling software? Obviously you can always try to hire a system programmer that con do what GoFaster does for you and he will have also the power to make it work or maybe not. GoFaster is still working and many companies are taking advantage of it. It is a free choice and it is no scam. Your choice, our pleasure to keep customers satisfied. Ricardo Lopez American Top Tools www.gofaster.us
    75 pointsBadges:
    report
  • I400
    Sorry the current link in ItJungle http://www.itjungle.com/fhs/fhs010510-story02.html
    75 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Splat
    Mr. Lopez, I can't speak for others here, but I would appreciate it if you desisted in your attempts to hijack this forum for your marketing. You are contributing nothing to the discussion and to my way of thinking making your product less attractive with every post. There are other vendors who participate in this forum without trying to make it into another advertising venue. If you can not follow their example, please recuse yourself.
    7,055 pointsBadges:
    report
  • philpl1jb
    Mr. Lopez's response was to a question about this specific product. The response seemed appropriate to me. It provided a useful update to this question. Phil
    49,730 pointsBadges:
    report
  • OldSysAdmin
    I for one, agree with philpl1jb.
    945 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Splat
    Phil, I would agree if he had stopped at his first response. The second was an attack on those who don't see a particular need for his product.
    7,055 pointsBadges:
    report
  • TomLiotta
    Especially since the vendor relationship was fully disclosed, I have no problem with Mr. Lopez's post. There is no doubt that a product like GoFaster can help systems that are otherwise constrained by CFINT. Similarly, there is no doubt that the use of such a product may restrict what service might be applied to a system using such a product. Most IBM PTFs in recent years have included this warning:
    • Application of this PTF may disable or render ineffective programs that use system memory addresses not generated by the IBM translator, including programs that circumvent control technology designed to limit interactive capacity to purchased levels. This PTF may be a prerequisite for future PTFs. By applying this PTF you authorize and agree to the foregoing.
    Whether or not any PTF actually affects product behavior is probably known to the vendor and information about it should be available from their support group. Decisions are always up to the customer. Tom
    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report
  • philpl1jb
    Splat The intensity of your response is uncharacteristic of the body of work you've amassed here. Perhaps you know something more about this issue, this product, Mr. Lopez, IBM's position, perhaps you had a bad experience with this or something like it in the past. Perhaps you feel that this product is immoral, that it steals cycles from IBM that the user didn't pay for. I hope for your sake that this was an isolated incident. Hostility should not play a significant role in your life. Maybe it's time for an intervention. Phil
    49,730 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following