Phasing Out OpenVMS for Academic Use: Final Reminder

by John Chan

This is to remind you that, as announced several times in the network messages
and previous issues of Network Computing, the two Academic OpenVMS machines Texas and Spain will be phased out by the end of June 2001. All teaching and research work previously run on OpenVMS will have to be migrated to the Sun Solaris environment. The Computing Services Centre (CSC) will provide assistance on the migration to ensure that the transfer is as smooth as possible.

If you have not yet migrated, please supply us with the following information so that we can plan ahead and provide better migration assistance:

  1. The number and usernames of the Solaris accounts that are needed on Moscow, together with the required disk quota.

  2. f you plan to transfer to existing Solaris account(s), the username(s) of those account(s) and the required disk quota.

  3. The software that you need to use on the Solaris environment. Please note that all software on the OpenVMS environment has its own counterpart being installed under the Solaris environment.

  4. If you need to have a huge capacity on CPU, memory, and disk space on the Solaris environment, please inform us as well so that special arrangement can be made.

  5. The time frame for the transfer spans only a few months from now. Please note that all transfer work must be completed before the end of Semester B, and the sooner the better.

Please send all the above information through e-mail to as soon as possible. If you have any queries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us through the same e-mail address or contact our Help Desk at ext. 7658.