In an effort to boost application performance, IBM customers using version 5.1 of AIX5L on pSeries Unix servers can download software called Technical Large Page that lets pieces of data as large as 16 Mbytes pass between server and application. The changes amount to incremental tuning, says Gordon Haff, an analyst for research firm Illuminata. "But having the right optimizations," he adds, "can make an enormous difference."
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.