I am currently building a distributed database, including a
front end, to store knowledge material with friends. The purpose
is to have a reliable storage location with the best availability for
our PDFs, TXTs, code snippets, and other documents.
We are a developer community consisting mainly of students, and we
thought that we should store all the precious material we
develop as well as documents, guides, and more. After
years, this takes a lot of space and we tend to lose things. As I am
really more than intrigued by HP OpenVMS and its legendary
reliability using clusters, I thought that I might put one of these
workstations at a friend's location and keep the other one at
home to distribute the contents.
I made this choice because of the ease of access provided by DECnet Phase V
and the security and uptime of HP OpenVMS. The front end is accessible by HTTP and is
kept private for the moment, but we are looking to give free
public access to some of our code (the problem being
I must thank HP and the people who made this
operating system available to us with the Hobbyist license. Using the Alpha workstation
is a real pleasure. HP OpenVMS is really worth
learning for me. Thank you.
— Fabiano Domeniconi, Switzerland