Monday, August 02, 2004

GrassHopper IBM zSeries Linux Test Drive

Dev/QA ran (during August 2004) part of the VMW4J2EE run-time tests at IBM’s zSeries Linux.
Dev/QA received for 30 days a remote machine at IBM and we ran some of the run-time tests of VMW4J2EE on that machine. No formal report was delivered regards that test. No performance or scalability tests were conducted.

Test Sets conducted
Compiler, Visual Basic, SSCLI, SSCLI_BVT, SuiteSharp, XML-DOM and Web-Services.
Apart of some I/O problems with tests that we (or a well known ISV which rims with Mainsoft ;) ) did not design for UNIX , all tests passed on the IBM zSeries Linux.

Notice that successfully running the Web-Services test suite implies that a lot of underneath run-time infrastructure is working fine. Well, as we (Dev/QA) can say about java, “Code once, Test everywhere”.

More information on IBM PartnerWorld for Developers zSeries at:
* Tested JVM: java version "1.4.1", Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment,
Standard Edition (build 1.4.1), Classic VM (build 1.4.1, J2RE 1.4.1 IBM
cx3901411-20031011 (JIT enabled: jitc))