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               vxVistA Systems Architecture with
                Intersystems Cache on Microsoft
                           Windows
                        April 2, 2010
                                    J.D. Keith
                       vxVistA Network Architect




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Operating Systems and vxVistA
 Currently vxVistA is commercially supported by only DSS, Inc. and their
direct Partners on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

  Linux is a viable option for those companies that have in-house
expertise with Linux and wish to utilize existing infrastructure and
resources – though at this time there is no commercial support available
for vxVistA on Linux.

   We will be discussing Windows-based solutions today.

vxVistA may be adapted and supported for Linux and other platforms by
community members in the future.


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vxVistA – Why Windows Server?
 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 are stable
platforms with mature, structured support.
 Both versions of the Microsoft Server Operating System offer plentiful

availability of technical resources in both core information technology and
in healthcare globally.
 Costs of operating systems are offset by abundance of resources and

existing knowledge and support infrastructure in most areas and operating
environments.
 Currently the vxVistA Graphical User Interface Applications require

Windows client operating systems – making for easy interoperability
between client and server without mixed operating system environments
and costly support complexities.
 Again - future versions of vxVistA may be commercially supported on

other operating system platforms.

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Database Platforms for vxVistA
 Currently vxVistA is commercially supported by DSS, Inc. and their
direct Partners on Intersystems Cache

 The vxVistA Open Source installation and setup files are available for
download at www.vxVistA.org and the community is encouraged to
participate in future phases of development.

 Individuals or companies participating in the community eco-system
may contribute additional resources for operating vxVistA with other
database platforms.

 GT.M is another database option for vxVistA, though currently no
commercial support is available for the EHR on GT.M.


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vxVistA – Why Intersystems Cache?
 The Intersystems Cache Database platform is a mature platform with
global presence and a well-organized support infrastructure.

 Familiar GUI-style interfaces and web technology driven management
architecture make Cache simple to adopt and manage.

 The commercial expense of the database platform is offset by a feature-
rich operating platform supporting extensive redundancy and high-
availability measures, as well as data integrity protection .

 Ease of installation, integration, and extensive support resources make
this a suitable platform for organizations that require vendor support to
maintain their patient care model and preserve the integrity of the patient
health record.

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VxVistA Hardware: Processor Architecture

 VxVistA is supported only on the basis of the Operating System and the
Database Platform. Processor and motherboard architectures affect
primarily performance of the systems.

 Currently vxVistA is supported on Intel x86-32 and 64-bit as well as
AMD 32 and 64-bit processor architectures (K8/K10) by DSS, Inc. and its
direct Partners.

 The vxVistA Open Source installation and setup files are available for
download at www.vxVistA.org and the community is encouraged to
participate in future phases of development, including the expansion of
support into other processor architectures.


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VxVistA: Processors – Speed vs. Cores
 To reiterate: currently vxVistA is supported on Intel x86-32 and 64-bit as
well as AMD 32 and 64-bit processor architectures (K8/K10) by DSS, Inc.
and its direct partners.

 Generally adding cores is a better response to increasing user counts.

 Clock speeds beyond 1.8 Ghz generally provided diminishing returns
when compared to the performance improvements seen when adding
cores to the system .

 50 to 100 users per core can be a reasonable estimate for maintaining
high performance and low system response times – transactional load
may affect this estimation.


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VxVistA: RAM, Cache, Buffers
 RAM is key to performance for databases. 12 GB of RAM is a common
recommendation for systems supporting 20 or more concurrent users.
   High user counts and high transactional volume may indicate the need

    to increase RAM – Database statistics (such as GLOSTAT for Cache)
    are a good tool for discovering shortages.
 Reporting and querying performance – as well as multi-tasking – can

suffer from RAM shortages.
 Processor cache can have significant effects on throughput at the

database - especially if massive data queries, reporting requirements, or
analysis (math, stats, finance, complex billing, etc) are necessities.
 Buffering – configuration, but needs must be met by hardware

   All Intersystems Cache Buffers (Globals and Routines) should fit within

    the available RAM resources .
   More information is available at

    www.intersystems.com/cache/documentation
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vxVistA Hardware Configurations

  vxVistA Architecture modeling

  Scalability

  High Availability and DR

  Other Architectures




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                      VxVistA Open Source
  VxVistA Open Source 2010.1 is available with version 2010.2 expected to be
released later this year by DSS, Inc.

 The vxVistA Open Source installation and setup files are available for download at
www.vxVistA.org and the community is encouraged to participate in future phases of
development.

Individuals or companies participating in the community eco-system may contribute
additional resources for operating vxVistA on other operating system platforms.

Future versions of vxVistA may be commercially supported on other operating
system platforms.




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