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Special Overflow Session Room - Hollis Room – Susan Skonetski
Overall Block Abstract: This room has been designated for sessions that were too important to
be left out but either did not fit in easily with the defined blocks or the sessions needed additional
time.

Title: Practical Uses of OpenVMS’ MONITOR Utility
Speaker: Bart Z. Lederman
Abstract: MONITOR delivers powerful capabilities for performance troubleshooting, capacity
planning, and load balancing, and is the utility most used within the OpenVMS Performance
Expertise Center during testing and investigation to collect data. This session offers a series of
practical examples based on experience. You will learn how to use MONITOR effectively as an
interactive tool and for collecting, reporting, and playback. This session will benefit users of
OpenVMS, including those who have only a cursory knowledge of MONITOR. For those who are
already experienced with using MONITOR interactively, this session will bring to light some of the
less obvious aspects of MONITOR that have proven the most useful in actual use. Attendees will
be able to immediately apply these techniques on their own system.

Title: Performance Management and OpenVMS Tools
Speaker: Bart Z. Lederman
Abstract: There is more to getting good performance from a system than “tuning”. This session
gives an overview of performance management: when and why it should be done, starting and
maintaining a program, it’s goals, and what questions can be answered, what planning can be
done, and what the limitations are. The basic techniques shown are applicable to all computer
systems, but a quick overview of the tools that come with OpenVMS that are useful to
performance management is included. A description of what problems have been seen recently
on new hardware, and are likely to be seen in the near future, will conclude the session.

Title: OpenVMS and Linux Interoperability
Speaker: John Wisniewski
Abstract: What two Operating Systems work great together and have the lowest cost of
Ownership in the industry today? Of course OpenVMS and Linux! Come hear how OpenVMS
and Linux can not only co-exist but also co-operate to the benefit of their admin and users!
Security, Disk Sharing, How to break in to both! John will also break down the grudge match of
VMS and Linux OS mascots during this session and how to bet/when to give odds.

No Windows systems will be harmed or humiliated during this presentation.

Title: OpenVMS Hints and Kinks
Speaker: Steve Hoffman

Abstract: This technical session provides an insiders' guide on taking advantage of OpenVMS
strengths, covering the following topics: Optimizing programs for effective failover; Failover
locking; Handling security features correctly; Designing shareable images; User-written System
Services; Message utility and command definition utility; OpenVMS Galaxy and OpenVMS
Cluster; Insights into C, C++, and the OpenVMS Debugger. Detailed hints around certain useful
(and undocumented) features will also be included.

Familiarity with C and with OpenVMS Programming is assumed.
OpenVMS Features Block Mary Jane Vazquez
Overall Block Abstract: This session will cover multiple feature areas for the OpenVMS
Operating System environment. The initial presentation will provide a general OpenVMS V7.3-1
update, outlining the recent and upcoming technical additions to the product set. Additionally,
there will be sessions covering the cluster topics of new LAN driver work for cluster interconnects,
and for the first time in a public forum, a presentation will be given specific to utilizing existing
Fibre Channel storage adapters for LAN-based Cluster Interconnects for SCS Traffic for a future
version of OpenVMS. Finally, the topics of UNIX Portability, XFC Enhancements, and a general
System Management (OpenView) update will be covered.

Title: OpenVMS 7.3-1 Technical Update
Speaker: Greg Jordan
Abstract: This session will provide technical information on the new features and enhancements
in OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1. OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1 delivered enhanced OpenVMS Storage Area
Network offerings, improved system availability, significant improvements in I/O and SMP
performance, enhanced security, and expanded ability to port UNIX applications to OpenVMS.
System management enhancements will also be covered.

Title: Abstract: UNIX Portability
Speaker: Brad McCusker
Abstract: This session describes the current efforts under way to simplify porting of applications
from UNIX systems to OpenVMS. Specific areas addressed include the extensive work being
done to update and enhance the OpenVMS C RTL (Runtime Library), ODS-5 file system related
enhancements, UNIX tools and utilities on OpenVMS including GNV (GNU’s Not VMS) and
BASH (Born Again Shell), standards compliance (UNIX98, POSIX) and improvements to enhance
the performance of ported applications. This session will include discussion of the relevant
features in OpenVMS V7.3-1 and future OpenVMS releases. A portion of this session will allow
for interactive discussion of customer needs and directions for the future.

Title: Using Extended File Cache on OpenVMS Version 7.3x
Speaker: Mark Hopkins
Abstract: This session will discuss the Extended File Cache that was introduced with OpenVMS
Alpha V7.3, and will focus on when it is best to use and how to achieve the best performance

Title: PE/LANdriver FastPath
Speaker: Verell Boaen
Abstract: This session is a progress report on development of FastPath support for LAN clients,
and LAN based cluster communications. It defines the customer needs the projects are designed
to solve, and provides an over view of the solution, it's benefits, limitations, & recommended
usage. Some preliminary before & after performance measurements are included.

Title: Fibre Channel LAN Emulation for cluster communications over FibreChannel
Speaker: Juan Astorga
Abstract: This session is a progress report on development of cluster communication over
FibreChannel. It defines the customer needs the project is designed to solve, and provides an
over view of the solution, it's benefits, limitations, & recommended application. Some preliminary
measurements of cluster communications over FibreChannel may be included.
Itanium® architecture Block - Bill Hanley, Clair Grant
Overall Block Abstract: The Session Block provides details about the Itanium™ architecture,
the OpenVMS operating system, applications, and packaging so you can understand the entire
OpenVMS story.

Session Abstracts

Session name: What is the Itanium® architecture?
Speaker: Thomas Siebold,
Abstract: The Itanium™ architecture is a new architecture different from current RISC
architectures. This session will provide a technical overview of many of the new features of the
Itanium™ architecture. It will also compare some of these features with the equivalent
functionality in the Alpha architecture

Session name: What is the Itanium® architecture?
Speaker: Thomas Siebold, Technology Consultant
Abstract: The Itanium™ architecture is a new architecture different from current RISC
architectures. This session will provide a technical overview of many of the new features of the
Itanium™ architecture. It will also compare some of these features with the equivalent
functionality in the Alpha architecture

Title: Porting OpenVMS Applications to the Itanium® Processor Family
Speaker: Gaitan D'Antoni
Abstract: The port of OpenVMS to the Itanium™ Processor Family was announced in June
2001. This technical session will cover the current OpenVMS Itanium™ Processor Family
roadmap, provide a roadmap for compilers on OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS on the Itanium™
Processor Family, and provide information about how to port OpenVMS Alpha applications to the
Itanium™ Processor Family. It will also provide information about the plans for porting OpenVMS
and 3rd party layered products.

Title: Porting OpenVMS to Itanium®
Speaker: Clair Grant
Abstract: This session is a progress report on the porting of the OpenVMS operating system to
the Intel® Itanium™ Processor Family. It reviews the major areas of work such as ASTs, IPLs,
page protections, synchronization methods, context switching, system bootstrap, memory
management, and replacing the Alpha PAL and presents the details of what has been done in
each area to date.


Title: The OpenVMS Calling Standard for the Itanium Processor Family
Speaker: Andy Goldstein
Abstract: The OpenVMS Calling Standard is the cornerstone of the OpenVMS multi-language
programming environment. The unique architecture of the Itanium Processor Family places new
demands on the Calling Standard. This session describes aspects of the Itanium architecture and
its software environment that affect the Calling Standard, and how the OpenVMS Calling
Standard has evolved to meet the challenges of porting to a new architecture. Topics covered
include

· register usage
· argument format and subroutine linkage
· exception handling
· VAX and Alpha binary compatibility
Title: OpenVMS Packaging and licensing Directions for Itanium
Speaker: Alan Arsenault, Business Manager, ASD Business Operations
Abstract: New business practices are being developed for OpenVMS on Itanium™-based
platforms. The directions are to take the simple approach, which is to align with the HP-UX
business practices and packaging strategy. This session covers the directions for Operating
Environment packaging, an overview of the licensing, highlighting the benefits and concluding
with a practical example.




Security Block Leo Demers, John Wisniewski

Title: OpenVMS Security Overview
Speaker: Leo Demers
Abstract: Attend this session to get an overview about the new security features that are
available on OpenVMS 7.3-1 and the Tools and protocols what security products and plans we
have for future releases of OpenVMS. There will be details on the Engineering work currently
taking place to use the SYS$ACM extensions in OpenVMS 7.3-2 to allow authentication to be
performed using information stored in an LDAP directory - Principally our own Enterprise
Directory of course! This session will explain the overall benefits of this development to allow
corporate wide authentication control from a central location, leading to full Identity Management
and Provisioning. Details of how to set up the directory entries in the first instance will also be
given.

Title: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for OpenVMS Alpha (based on OpenSSL 0.9.6b)
Speaker: Kevin Greaney
Abstract: This technical session will explain what is involved in developing a secure socket
application and the components and tools available as part of the OpenSSL port to OpenVMS.
The seminar will cover the various SSL protocols available and their use in application
development that utilize OpenSSL. Topics covered will include an SSL application example,
certificate usage and other issues associated with developing and deploying SSL applications on
OpenVMS. This talk will also feature an overview of LDAP and SSL, how to use SSL to secure
access to the directory, obtaining and using certificates, simple and strong authentication and the
configuration of both the LDAP client and the Enterprise Directory server for enhanced security.

Title: OpenSource security tools
Speaker: Leo Demers
Abstract: This session provide the details on current Open Source security tools that are
available today on OpenVMS and how to use them to secure your communication channels
between your OpenVMS systems and/or other platforms.

Title: Platform independence cryptography using the Common Data Security Architecture
Speaker: Wayne Morrison
Abstract: This session will provide details on the Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA)
including installing, configuring, and administrating CDSA on OpenVMS.
Since CDSA has just been introduced with OpenVMS 7.3-1 this session will provide an overview
of CDSA and it’s components how they fit together. Just having CDSA doesn’t help much if you
don’t have applications using it, so we’ll look at how to build a CDSA application on OpenVMS.

Title: OpenVMS Security: The best in the world, when done right.
Speaker: John Wisniewski
Abstract: What has never had a virus, hasn't had a worm since 1988, and was Cool and
Unhackable at DEFCON 9 (the largest Hackers Convention in the world) OpenVMS of course!
Come and hear about OpenVMS and the BEST computer security in the industry today -- and
learn how to make VMS audited, proactive, and even better from HP services.

Title: Configuring and deploying Kerberos on OpenVMS
Speaker: Wayne Morrison
Abstract: Kerberos is now an integrated part of OpenVMS. Learn how to use your VMS system
today to provide a single secure environment that will eliminate the need for multiple passwords
on your VMS, UNIX and windows machines. Topics covered include an Overview of Kerberos for
OpenVMS, installation, Configuration and administration tips.


High Availability and Disaster Tolerance from OpenVMS, Al Pillarelli
Overall Block Abstract

Session Abstracts

Title: Protecting Your Business With OpenVMS
Speaker: Al Pillarelli
Abstract: OpenVMS was, from the very beginning, designed to provide our customers with a
highly available computing environment. This session will provide a technically oriented overview
of the high availability features of OpenVMS. Disaster tolerance is high availability when the
single point of failure that you are eliminating is the data center. These solutions result from
combining hardware, software, services, and customer discipline to ensure that your data and
applications are always available.

Title: Disaster Tolerant Systems – The Ultimate Level of Service, Paul Dolan
Speaker: Paul Dolan
Abstract: This session will focus on developing some disaster tolerance themes. We will talk
about achieving the ultimate in service levels – providing systems that will support users no
matter what happens – and providing them without an army of people to keep it all going


Visibility and Support Programs Block – Bob Blatz
Overall Block Abstract

Session Abstracts

Title: OpenVMS Segment Programs Initiatives and Plans
Speaker: Carl Gallozzi
Abstract: OpenVMS Segment Programs provide business support and technical expertise to
OpenVMS partners (ISVs and VARs) to help leverage all the advantages of the partners’ and
their customers’ OpenVMS investments. This session outlines recent initiatives to support
OpenVMS AlphaServer sales as well as plans to support partners in porting to the Itanium®
architecture.

Title: HP's AlphaServer Customer Assurance Program
Speaker: Catherine Hayward or Meg Lustig
Abstract: Instilling your customer with confidence in HP's commitment to AlphaServers receives
a concrete reinforcement with the AlphaServer Customer Assurance Program. This program
provides HP-backed guarantees for their investments in AlphaServers during the up-coming
hardware and software transitions. Session will cover how and when to use the program's
components, supporting materials, references and examples. Duration: 40-minute presentation,
20 minute Q and A.
E-Business and Integration Block – Catherine Ward
Overall Block Abstract: This block will introduce technologies, concepts and case studies
explaining the alternatives open and paths to be followed in moving applications into the next
decade. Emphasis will be placed on modern concepts such as Service-oriented Architectures to
obtain technology and platform-independent solutions and the use of modern technologies such
as the Java 2 Enterprise Edition in conjunction with existing applications written in bespoke, that
is, 3rd generation languages.

It will also provide an introduction to NetBeans, an Open Source Integrated Development
Environment available on multiple platforms with which it is possible to develop complex software
using the latest technologies

Session Abstracts

Title: Moving your applications into the next decade Toward a Service-Oriented Architecture
Speaker: John Apps
Abstract: The next few years will introduce more new technologies, integration necessities and
access devices whilst lowering the time to market window. The choice of building new or moving
and integrating the existing will become more and more difficult. It will be vital to be in a position
to partake of the new technologies whilst maintaining software development and maintenance
costs in order to stay abreast and ahead of the field.

This session will show how, through the use of integration technologies such as Web Services
and Java Connector Architecture of Enterprise Application Integration, it will be possible to move
the core of existing application into the next decade without interruption.

Title: An Introduction the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment on OpenVMS
Speaker: Meg Garrison
Abstract: NetBeans is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that runs on OpenVMS
and many other platforms. On OpenVMS, NetBeans can be used to develop Java, J2EE, C/C++,
and Fortran applications. This introductory session will cover the major features of NetBeans.
This session will also detail NetBeans integration with other OpenVMS tools such as CMS.
Instruction on using NetBeans to develop OpenVMS applications from other desktops such as
Windows, TRU64, or HP-UX will also be presented. For more information about NetBeans on
OpenVMS please visit: http://www.openvms.compaq.com/openvms/products/ips/netbeans/


Performance Block Chris Brown, Greg Jordan

Overall Block Abstract: This block will include information on various aspects of the
performance and performance management of OpenVMS. This includes in-depth technical
details of recent operating system changes to improve the performance of OpenVMS. Detailed
tuning information on RMS. And finally, information on how to manage the performance of
OpenVMS

Session Abstracts

Title: An Introduction to the Use of BMC’s PATROL for OpenVMS Performance Assurance
Speaker: Pat McConnell
Abstract: The session will present the methodology used in the OpenVMS Performance Lab to
deploy and utilize BMC’s PATROL for OpenVMS Performance Assurance for the Lab’s various
internal benchmarks and performance studies. Participants in this session will be shown the
basic information necessary to get the BMC product up and running by walking through the
gathering and preparation of MONITOR and TDC data to execute simplified PREDICT models.

Prerequisites: Some experience with OpenVMS performance management is helpful.

Title: Best Practices for OpenVMS Performance
Speaker: Steve Lieman
Abstract: Over the past several years and in conjunction with our partners and our largest
customers, OpenVMS Engineering has helped create, shape, and define a set of best practices
for managing the performance of large scale OpenVMS systems. This session will provide the
technical details of what we have learned so far. Highlights include best practices for measuring
the most business critical throughput and response statistics, the integration of business statistics
with OpenVMS statistics and database statistics, and the design of an overall performance
management process that will help you tie everything together on your most important systems
using trending and before and after comparisons.

Title: Boosting RMS Indexed File Performance
Name: Elinor Woods
Abstract: This session begins by identifying some often overlooked file and key definition
characteristics that can significantly impact a file's performance and, if left unattended, could
prevent a file from ever achieving the throughput it is capable of. Some of these characteristics
include long chains of duplicate or deleted records and unnecessarily deep index trees. RMS
indexed file internals are shared to explain how these characteristics may cause a performance
bottleneck. After addressing these potential bottlenecks, the session describes some 'bells and
whistles' that RMS offers that users can choose from that may boost indexed file performance.
These include options that can reduce both I/O and bucket locking requests for both readers and
writers (global buffers), as well as minimize record locking for readers (no query record locking).
The session concludes with some assistance for getting started with enabling global buffers.


Backup/Storage/Clusters Block – Andy Schneider

Overall Block Abstract "This block of sessions covers the current status and future product and
program directions for OpenVMS Clustering, OpenVMS Storage, and the OpenVMS Enterprise
Backup strategy. Topic areas will cover both specific technical aspects of these areas, as well as
positioning of multiple solutions for the OpenVMS user community."

Session Abstracts

Title: Storage/SAN directions:
Speaker: Brian Allison
Abstract: This session covers the technical strategy and feature updates for support of storage in
the OpenVMS operating system. This in-depth presentation covers all aspects of the enterprise-
ready Fibre Channel storage environment, including updated storage components and new low-
end storage solutions under development. Additionally, this session addresses the current status
of other storage environments supported under OpenVMS, specifically SCSI and Cluster
Interconnect (CI).

Title: Cluster directions:
Speaker: Andy Schneider
Abstract: This session provides a technical update to the world-class OpenVMS clustering
product and covers the strategy for this technology as OpenVMS moves forward through the
coming decade. Specific technical areas addressed include enhancements to the Lock Manager,
support of LAN devices as Cluster Interconnects (as shipped in V7.3), and areas under
investigation, including the next-generation Cluster Interconnect technologies that OpenVMS will
support in the coming years. Also, Multi-path Failover, Host-Based Volume Shadowing, Cluster
Performance, HSG80 Write History Logging/Mini-merge, as well as enhancements to Disaster
Tolerant cluster environments, are discussed.

Title: Backup directions:
Speaker: Andy Schneider
Abstract: Do you have OpenVMS? Do you want Fibre Channel SAN? What are you going to use
to back it up? Do you have explosive amounts of data to manage in a shrinking backup window?
A critical part of keeping OpenVMS as a viable platform for anyone's Enterprise Data Center is
the management of data for backup and restoration. The key to your success is the ability to
support industry standard solutions to manage the data in your Storage Area Network (SAN).
This session covers potential backup and restore solutions for OpenVMS applications that exist in
either heterogeneous or homogeneous SAN storage environments. Possible HP-based and third
party-based solutions are discussed (including the recently announced relationship with Legato),
and suggestions to meet your specific needs for existing and future environments are offered.

Title: Comparing OpenVMS V7.3-1 cluster interconnects measured performance
Speaker: Verell Boaen
Abstract: Performance measurements (throughput, CPU costs) comparing SCA cluster
communications over the most common cluster interconnects are presented. The measured
interconnects include: CI, FastEthernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI and Memory Channel. Some
measurements using LAN load distribution capability are also included. Future and Itanium
processor family (IPF) cluster interconnect plans are summarized, including preliminary
measurements of cluster communications over Fibre Channel.


Hardware Block – Pat StLaurent
Overall Block Abstract: In this block of sessions, we will present an update on the most recently
shipping AlphaServers, plans for follow-on platforms, and information regarding the newest
generation of AlphaServers, based on EV7 chip technology. Plans for new graphics adapters
and audio support for AlphaServers will be presented. Last, we will cover some considerations of
database and server consolidation, and its benefits to the customer.

Session Abstracts:

Title: Next Generation Alpha
Name: John Grooms
Abstract: This session will cover some of the high level attributes of the next generation
AlphaServer platform that set it apart from previous generation systems. It will also include some
lower level detail on the building block approach used in the design of the next generation
platform, including the very high performance processor and I/O interconnect interfaces. The
extensive future capabilities of the platform will be presented, as well as a focused review of the
capabilities and features that the platform will have for initial customer deployment in early 2003.

This technical presentation will complement the Hands-on Next Generation Alpha sessions being
offered as a part of OpenVMS Symposium.

Title: The AlphaServers Roadmap
Speaker: Jeff Robie
Abstract: This session will present a roadmap of current and future Alphaservers, including
workstations. A roadmap of planned graphics support will be included.
Title: Server Consolidation
Speaker: Lynn Glickman
Abstract: With the current state of the economy, CIOs and IT Directors are looking for ways to
trim their IT budgets. For many companies, IT Consolidation is one of their key initiatives for this
year. Consolidation projects can take on many views i.e. data centers, servers, storage,
applications, data centers and even vendors. These types of projects can simultaneously reduce
IT costs, increase the level of service they offer and create additional business flexibility.

The session will describe what needs to be considered in the planning, design and
implementation of a Consolidation project. The approach discussed is based on actual
Consolidation project experience across different OS platforms (with focus on OpenVMS). The
session takes a brief look at some of the business considerations but then gets into more detailed
technical topics that include: state of the network, data and SAN integration, Workload
Management and Partitioning, migration planning, and database


Networking Block - Larry Woodcome, Yanick Pouffary
2 ¾ hours given once on Thursday Nov 21st
Overall Block Abstract: This block will include in-depth technical information on the latest
release of TCP/IP services for OpenVMS, roadmap and development areas. Additionally this
session will discuss TCP/IP capabilities in the area of security - Kerberos, SSHv2, IPSec, and the
use of these capabilities to secure and encrypt data communications over the Internet or other
open networks. Also included will be performance enhancements that have been made to
TCP/IP services that will significantly improve your system network performance and SMP
scalability? A short update on Advanced Server and Pathworks will also be included

Session Abstracts:

Abstract: TCP/IP update and future this session identifies the features of the latest release of
TCP/IP services for OpenVMS. The session described the TCP/IP Services roadmap and
development areas.

Abstract: TCP/IP security - SSH and Ipsec This session discusses TCP/IP capabilities in the
area of security - Kerberos, SSHv2, IPSec, SSH. This session covers the use of these
capabilities to secure and encrypt data communications over the Internet or other open networks.

Abstract: TCP/IP performance and scalability enhancement
This session covers performance enhancements that have been made to TCP/IP services that
will significantly improve your system network performance and SMP scalability.

Abstract: Advanced Server / Pathworks update and Q&A
This technical session begins by updating participants on the current status of the PATHWORKS
and Advanced Server for OpenVMS products and a brief discussion of the roadmap for future
versions and deliverables, including Itanium processor support. This will be followed be a
technical overview of the new features of Advanced Server V7.3A, and other technical hints and
tips from engineering. This session will be a must for all current PATHWORKS and Advanced
Server for OpenVMS customers, and also for anyone wishing to integrate OpenVMS with a
Windows environment.
Hands on Sessions

Title: Next Generation Alpha
Instructor: Al Lanseigne
Full day done three times pre registration is required.
Abstract: This one-day training is an overview providing the most recently available information
on the Next Generation AlphaServer System. Topic discussion will include the system
architecture featuring the EV7 and IO7. Next we will discuss system configurations, starting with
the Dual Processor Module expanding to the 2P and 8P system building blocks to the ES80 and
GS1280 systems. Finishing the day with a discussion on system management functions such as
the CPU Management Module (CMM), Backplane Manager (MBM) and PCI Backplane Manager
(PBM).
Throughout the day the student will have the opportunity to tour a prototype ES80 system as well
as have the chance to enter various MBM commands examining system status.

Due to the limited number of participants, registration for the training is offered on a first come
basis. If you are interested in participating in this training, please ask the registrar to enroll you in
Class 651 and specify the Nov. 19, 20 or 21 session, when you register for the symposium.
(There is no additional charge for this training.
_______________________________________________________________
Title: OpenVMS Fibre Channel
Instructor: Larry Bonnette
4 hours, given 4 times
Abstract: Multiple hands on labs will provide students with the opportunity to configure and install
a high available Fibre Channel disk network. The hardware utilized will be an RA8000 disk array
connecting two Alpha Servers utilizing dual SAN switches. These labs are intended as an
introduction to this technology so no special prerequisites are needed.

Attendees will be able to

Recognize the various components of a Fibre Channel network.
Understand the wiring scheme necessary for high availability and performance.
Find and use the WWID.
Use the HSG console to identify paths.
Use OpenVMS multipath commands to identify and tune paths.
Look at OpenVMS multipath failover capabilities.




BOFS (Birds of a feather discussion groups)
Title: Tips and Techniques for Website Performance Analysis on OpenVMS
Name: Pat McConnell
Abstract: The deployment of web servers on the OpenVMS platform presents new challenges
for performance analysts and capacity planners. This BoF will begin with a presentation of the
performance analysis challenges of website performance and thoughts on how to practically
address these challenges with OpenVMS performance tools. Active participation by BoF
participants will be encouraged!

Prerequisites: Some experience with OpenVMS, web servers, and capacity planning is helpful.

Title: Using IDE disks with OpenVMS / CD-RW and CD burning with OpenVMS
Name: John Wisniewski
Abstract: Got an Alpha Workstation or DS series Alpha with 2 IDE Ports on the motherboard?
Don't Panic! You can add low cost generic IDE disk drives and CD-RW drives to your system.
Sure They're not as fast as SCSI but boys are they big and cheap!

Come hear the ins and outs of using IDE drives on your Alpha System. Don't forget that after the
IDE disk talk we'll learn how to burn Cdroms from OpenVMS to you ide CD-RW with the new
OVMS CDRECORD utility! Don't forget CompUSA is just a half a mile away from the hotel if you
Need a CD-RW after this talk;-)

Title: AlphaServer GS series configurations
Speaker: John Maenhout
Abstract: AlphaServer GS320/160/80 - New features of V4.0 System Management Console (
SMC ) software and Configuration Rules for combining up to 3 different CPU types in the same
system. Presentation handouts and upgrade documents will be made available.

								
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