Performance Guidelines for IBM InfoSphere DataStage Jobs Containing Sort Operations on Intel(r) Xeon(r) Servers

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    This whitepaper is the first in what is anticipated to be a series of whitepapers envisioned to provide IBM InfoSphere DataStage customers with helpful performance tuning guidelines for deployment on Intel® Xeon® processor- based platforms. IBM and Intel began collaborating to optimize performance and ROI of the combination of IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Intel® Xeon® based platforms in 2007. Our goal is to not only optimize the performance, and therefore, reduce the total cost of ownership of this powerful combination in future versions of IBM InfoSphere DataStage on future Intel® processors, but also to pass along tuning and configuration guidance that we discover along the way.