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IBM CICS Performance Series: A CPU Utilization Study of Java EE applications running in CICS TS V5.3

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 20 July 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738455474
ISBN-13: 9780738455471
IBM Form #: REDP-5361-00

Authors: Graham Rawson

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    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a study of the performance of a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application that is hosted by an IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS) V5.3 Liberty JVM server that uses the standard mode of operation that is provided by APAR PI58375. In this mode, nearly all of the application’s central processing unit (CPU) consumption can be off-loaded to IBM System z® Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), which minimizes the total cost of computing for such a workload.

    The target audience for this Redpaper publication is Capacity Planners and Performance Analysts who might need to understand how to configure an IBM CICS Liberty JVM server to run Java EE applications with minimal general processor use.

    This Redpaper publication is one in a series that is focused on CICS performance. It is written by a member of the IBM Hursley CICS development community. The subject matter in this series is based on feedback from CICS customers.

    Table of Contents



    Executive summary

    Standard mode Liberty in CICS

    DayTrader 3 application

    Nested transaction scope within the DayTrader 3 application

    Test environment and schematics

    Performance measurement procedure

    Performance metrics

    Configurations measured

    Standard mode on two LPARs

    Standard mode on a single LPAR

    Integrated mode on 2 LPARs


    Standard mode on 2 LPARs

    Standard mode on a single LPAR

    Integrated mode on 2 LPARs


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