Managing Engines

To achieve optimum performance from an SMP system, you must maintain the correct number of engines.

An engine represents a certain amount of CPU power. It is a configurable resource like memory.

Note: SAP ASE uses a load-balancing algorithm to evenly distribute the load among the engines. In process mode, if your server connections use Component Integration Services (CIS), they are affinitied to a single engine, and cannot migrate from one engine to another. This limitation does not apply to threaded mode.