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Storing knowledge with OpenVMS

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 the bandwidth).

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