Low, Workgroup, and Medium speed printing

This type of printing assumes the use of hundreds of cut sheet printers.

Configuration:

  • 300 Actual destinations were created.

  • Only PSF-Other or AIX/CUPS Actual Destinations were used.

  • Each Actual Destination was assigned to a different printer.

  • The same job was sent to disabled Actual Destinations.

  • All Actual Destinations were enabled at once.

  • The destination configuration model used was desktop destination configuration model. For more information about the destination configuration models, see Planning for configuration chapter of InfoPrint Manager for AIX: Planning Guide and InfoPrint Manager for Linux: Planning Guide books.

In practice, the most used destinations are PSF-Other destinations (SAP->AFP->PCL) and AIX/CUPS destinations (PCL/PS->Printer).

The following charts show the memory usage when a pdserver is managing increasing numbers of Actual Destinations, each printing 18 jobs.

The memory usage of PSF-Other and AIX DSS printing systems related to the number of jobs on AIX

The memory usage of PSF-Other and AIX DSS printing systems related to the number of jobs on Linux

The memory usage in relation to the number of jobs for 300 PSF-Other Actual Destinations

    Note:
  • For optimal results, the maximum recommended number of Actual Destinations must not be higher than 300. For more then 300 Actual Destinations, a new pdserver is needed.

  • Consider adding a new pdserver to balance the workload only if the hardware configuration allows. For more informations about the hardware configuration, see AIX operating system and hardware tuning or Linux operating system and hardware tuning, depending on the operating system.

  • The memory used by the pdserver directly depends to the number of jobs, actual destinations, and queues. The memory used by the pdserver directly depends to the number of jobs, actual destinations, and queues. For informations about the virtual memory, see InfoPrint Manager server memory.

  • Many factors affect the memory required for a pdserver. The memory required is not linear to the number of objects in the pdserver