Domino Scales To New Heights On AS/400

Domino on the AS/400 has reached new heights, as IBM reports having hosted 27,030 concurrent mail users on a single Model S40 running Lotus Domino 4.6 server software in native 64-bit mode.

This record for Lotus Domino scalability more than doubles the previous record of 10,400 mail users certified on January 26 of this year.

By way of concrete example, IBM reports that this newly-achieved scalability would, theoretically, enable a single AS/400e server running Domino mail to connect all 23,900 undergraduate students and 3,200 full-time faculty members at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). To connect the same number of people, any other solution available would take at least four systems, plus additional networking hardware, administration costs and support staff.

--L. Greenemeier