Does any one out there have a following setup:
Server: RS/6000 servers at a remote site (e.g., California),
networked to an IBM mainframe (also at the same remote
site, possibly in an adjacent room and/or building) to
access large (GB and larger) datafiles.
Users: Dial-ins from another remote site (for example, Maine).
Users mostly dialing into the unix server to run large
compute-intensive jobs in the background (similar to batch
mode on the mainframe). Most dial-up sessions would last
about 60-90 minutes over a 9600 baud line.
If you have/had a similar setup (or ever considered it), could you please
forward your experiences (good and bad), suggestions, do's and don'ts,
reliability, down time, performance, user satisfaction, and all other relevant
information. Thanks in advance.