Todd is Senior z/OS Performance and Availability Consultant for IntelliMagic. His passion and primary area of interest over the course of his 38 year IT career has always been z/OS systems performance. Prior to joining IntelliMagic, Todd spent 26 years at USAA in a variety of technical and management roles including responsibility for mainframe architecture as well as leading their very successful mainframe software cost reduction project. Having been thoroughly impressed as a customer with the visibility IntelliMagic Vision provides into z/OS performance, he joined our team and now leads IntelliMagic’s efforts to accelerate the reduction of Monthly License Charges for customers of IntelliMagic Vision.
Content created by: Todd Havekost
Impact of z14 on Processor Cache and MLC Expenses
This article examines the changes in processor cache design for the z14 processor model.
Lower MLC Software Costs with Processor Cache Optimization
Processor cache utilization plays a significant role in CPU consumption for all Z processors, but that role is more prominent than ever on z13 models.
How to use Processor Cache Optimization to Reduce z Systems Costs
Optimizing processor cache can significantly reduce CPU consumption, and thus z Systems software costs, for your workload on modern z Systems processors.
Reduce MLC Software Costs by Optimizing LPAR Configurations
This article focuses on changes to LPAR configurations that can improve cache efficiency, as reflected in lower Relative Nest Intensity (RNI) values.