SUMMARY: prstat readings

From: Pandey, Abhimanyu <>
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 09:08:17 EDT

|>I have a user who runs a BILLER job (usually at night).  The process

|>takes about 5 hours.  Since it (the process) shows up as 12% on prstat

|>listing I was wondering if there is an upper limit on how much a

|>certain or any process can take up.  Since she runs it a very quiet

|>system I would prefer it to take more memory, processing, swap and get

|>done sooner. And hence I can do backup and other system stuff after
her job.

I talked to the vendor and they say that it cannot use more than one
processor per Biller process guess I am stuck for now.  But 5 hours is
not bad since it used up 14 hours on our old HP system!


Paveza, Gary [gary.paveza@AIG.COM]

Pascal Grostabussiat []

Bob Rahe []


   You will probably get lots of the same answer but... you said you
have an 8 proc system (equivalent).  So 12% is about 1 proc worth of

So it's full tilt proc bound.

  Unless you can split it up into multiple jobs so as to utilize
multiple procs you're kinda stuck.


Abhimanyu Pandey
Information Technologies
Worcester State College
Worcester, MA 01602
Office: 508-929-8913
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Received on Wed Aug 9 09:08:54 2006

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