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January 27, 1987

4.7MBYTES PER SECOND LIMITATION ON IBM’S MAINFRAMES A FUNCTION OF THE DATA STREAMING PROTOCOL NOT MVS/XA

By CBR Staff Writer

Turns out the 4.7Mbytes per second limitation on the peak channel rate for IBM’s top-end mainframes that we noted in CI No 600 is a function not of MVS/XA but of the data streaming protocol: to increase the rate beyond 4.7Mbytes per second, the number of bytes carried in each packet would have to be raised.

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