Summary of Key Findings
This section summarizes the performance evaluation of z/VM 4.1.0. For further information on any given topic, refer to the page indicated in parentheses.
- Performance Improvements
- Fast CCW Translation for Network I/O
- Enhanced Guest Page Fault Handling
- CMSINST Shared Segment Addition
- Performance Management Changes
- Monitor Enhancements
- Effects on Accounting Data
- VM Performance Products
Regression measurements for the CMS environment (CMS1 workload) and the VSE guest environment (DYNAPACE workload) indicate that the performance of z/VM 4.1.0 is equivalent to z/VM 3.1.0 and that the performance of TCP/IP Level 410 is equivalent to TCP/IP Level 3A0.
The fast CCW translation extensions improve the efficiency of network I/O issued by guest operating systems. Measurement results for a Linux guest show a 39% decrease in CP CPU time for I/O to an LAN Channel Station (LCS) adapter and a 44% decrease in CP CPU time for I/O to a real CTC adapter (see Fast CCW Translation for Network I/O).