NOTICE: (Wed, 14:01 EST) OpenVMS.org is currently in maintenance mode. Late last week the database became corrupted. An initial attempt was made to recover the db but a two week old backup had to be used instead. There have been plans to change the content management system to Wordpress. After trying to rebuild several servers using older versions of PHP, depricated function issues remained a problem. So after many days and many hours I've decided to get the database converted to Wordpress which will include a replicated theme so the site will look similar. This is going to take several more days. The website will hopefully be fully functional by early next week. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the downtime. -kf
OpenVMS Cluster Achieves 10 Year Uptime!
Posted by Ian Miller on Sunday January 08 2006 @ 10:34AM EST
According to George Cook of WVNET this cluster has been up for over 10 years.
WVNET is the West Virginia Network, a dynamic service organization providing telecommunications and computing services within West Virginia. WVNET was created in 1975 to provide central computing facilities and wide-area network communications linking its "central site" computing resources in Morgantown with the campus computing systems at most of the colleges and universities throughout the state.
The cluster consists of
- Alpha 4100 (with four 533Mhz CPUs) running VMS 7.3-2
- VAX 6000-630 running VMS 7.3
- four DEC 3000 workstations running VMS 7.3-2
The cluster provides a variety of services:
- Runs the Banner student information system (on Oracle) for one of the member institutions of higher education.
- Runs multiple Oracle/Banner test databases to support Banner running on VMS at some of other member institutions.
- Is the Usenet news server (running DNEWS).
- Is one of the Domain Name (DNS) servers for several hundred domains.
- Provides DHCP, Bootp, Kerberos and print services
- Hosts the VMS Mosaic web site and ftp server.