UPDATE: (Thur, Feb 6, 2014) I'd like to thank everyone for being patient. As mentioned earlier, OpenVMS.org is being ported to a new content management system. Due to the enormous amount of data, 13 years worth in the database, it's taking longer than anticipated. We're hoping the new site will be up and running within the next couple of weeks. Bare with us, it's been a colossal task! -Ken Farmer
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.