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VS Cloud Computing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ivan Jerez Mussatto Mar 29, 2011.

Electronic meetings
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Junker Apr 26, 2010.

 

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Guy Lacroix replied to Thomas Junker's discussion Q & A about the New generation of VS
"Thank You Mr. Mitchell, I will contact Transvirtual Systems. I did search all volumes for libraries and files named LICENSE in vain. Once I had the system up again from the replacement system disk, I tried to mount the failed volume SYSTEM…"
Nov 11, 2016
Thomas E. Mitchell replied to Thomas Junker's discussion Q & A about the New generation of VS
"Your best bet is to direct your inquiry to TransVirtual Systems [TVS] at vsinfo@transvirt.com. They will be able to answer your questions about Lightspeed licensing. I can say that if your customer has not been on Lightspeed maintenance since the…"
Nov 9, 2016
Guy Lacroix replied to Thomas Junker's discussion Q & A about the New generation of VS
"Dear Wang and New VS Community, What are the licensing requirements on the NEW VS, and is the native LICENSE file part of it or not? Does somebody know whether native VS Licencing is still managed somewhere? Our customer's system disk…"
Nov 9, 2016
Ivan Jerez Mussatto replied to Thomas Junker's discussion VS Cloud Computing
"Cloud Computing is very nice Technology, so Tom you must look our activex component in action to Access VS using lightspeed dll's. I think we can make a .net component to do the same. But you must look the activex reading data from excel or…"
Mar 29, 2011
Ashley Adlam joined Thomas Junker's group
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Reference materials for the New VS
Apr 30, 2010
Thomas Junker replied to Thomas Junker's discussion Electronic meetings
"Health issues have prevented me from acting on electronic meetings so far. There will be news when there is news."
Apr 26, 2010
Thomas Junker left a comment for Alex Bak
"Welcome, Alex!"
Apr 17, 2010
Eric Leung left a comment for Thomas Junker
"Dear Thomas, I have not touched VS for over 10 years and I doubt if I can help in any way. Eric"
Apr 15, 2010
Thomas Junker commented on Thomas Junker's blog post ODBC for the New VS
"ODBC is on hold. Significant additional work was discovered, and the only VS site interested in it seems no longer to have any interest. So ODBC remains in a state of testing but with no progress expected anytime soon."
Apr 15, 2010
Thomas Junker commented on Thomas Junker's blog post New Intel QPI chip sets new record for VS performance
"It turns out that the QPI machines, while offering a potentially very high speed, present difficulties to the virtual VS by varying their speed. We're looking into how best to deal with this."
Apr 15, 2010
Thomas Junker left a comment for Eric Leung
"Welcome, Eric! We have lost contact with what may remain of the VS community in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Can you be of any help in this? Thomas Junker"
Apr 15, 2010
Thomas Junker left a comment for Robert Gismondo
"Hi Robert! Welcome! Thomas Junker"
Apr 15, 2010
Thomas Junker's discussion was featured

VS Cloud Computing

Imagine a pool of virtual VS systems distributed over several sites.  A New VS customer signs up and is allocated one of them for his exclusive use.  His production system at his facility and the Cloud VS are configured to be networked by WSN, providing logon and file transfer services.  Volume transfer can also be done at the Linux level.Access to the Cloud VS could be provided via LIghtspeed, WSN RLOGON, or WebVT (browser).  If RSF works, then CLOGON would also provide logon…See More
Apr 10, 2010
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VS Cloud Computing

Imagine a pool of virtual VS systems distributed over several sites.  A New VS customer signs up and is allocated one of them for his exclusive use.  His production system at his facility and the Cloud VS are configured to be networked by WSN, providing logon and file transfer services.  Volume transfer can also be done at the Linux level.Access to the Cloud VS could be provided via LIghtspeed, WSN RLOGON, or WebVT (browser).  If RSF works, then CLOGON would also provide logon…See More
Apr 10, 2010
Thomas Junker left a comment for Hugo Van den Broeck
"Welcome, Hugo! Thomas Junker"
Apr 8, 2010
Thomas Junker left a comment for Carlos López
"Hi Carlos. Welcome to the Wang VS Community. Do you know of any Wang VS systems still operating in your country? Thomas Junker"
Apr 7, 2010
Thomas Junker left a comment for Ben Verhoeven
"Hi Ben. Welcome to the Wang VS Community. Thomas Junker"
Apr 7, 2010
Thomas Junker left a comment for Russ Stark
"Hi Russ. Welcome to the Wang VS Community. Thomas Junker"
Apr 7, 2010
Thomas Junker replied to Thomas Junker's discussion VS Developer Program
"No. The way to proceed is to engage in a dialogue with TransVirtual Systems. You may contact me at tjunker at tjunker dot com. I am Vice President and am managing the program. Thomas Junker"
Mar 22, 2010
Robert Borsuk replied to Thomas Junker's discussion VS Developer Program
"Is there a link and further information on the VS / New VS Developer program?"
Mar 21, 2010

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What is your industry?
Software
How long have you worked with the Wang VS?
more than 20 years
What are your primary VS languages?
COBOL, PACE, BASIC, Procedure
Are you presently actively working with a VS?
Yes
Is your VS the enterprise processor?
No it's limited special purpose

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News about the PCI Universal Serial IOC

Dell threw us a curve ball with their 11th generation PowerEdge servers: no more PCI or PCI-X I/O slots, only PCI Express slots. This was a gnarly problem for us because our PCI Universal Serial IOC that provides connectivity for legacy "928" devices is, well, a PCI card. The baseboard we use is not going to be available in a PCI Express variant for some time. While the need for 928 connectivity is not as great as it was when we first introduced the New VS, it is vitally important for some… Continue

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 10:30am

A well-known Wang person, Charlie Raimo, passes away

From William Cahill:



Ex-Wang guy, Lowell Towers (1980’s – 2000’s), Charlie Raimo passed away. Everybody who worked at Wang in Lowell Mass. knew Charlie.









Subject:

Charlie's arrangements

From: "Moriarty, Dan"

Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:02:31 -0400

To: "Jon Lowe"



Jon,

Here are the arrangements for Charlie.

Dan





Charles Anthony Rocco "Charlie" Raimo

(April 17, 1955 - October 27, 2009)…



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Posted on October 30, 2009 at 5:26pm

New Intel QPI chip sets new record for VS performance

We're still finalizing the numbers, but early results indicate that the new QPI technology in Intel processors has pushed up the high-end New VS performance. Tests were conducted recently on a Dell R710 server configured with the Intel 5570 Xeon Quad processor running at 2.93 GHz with 8 MB cache and 1333 MHz memory speed. The chip's Turbo mode causes it to run at an effective speed of about 3.2 GHz, but the performance running the New VS comes from the cache and the higher memory bandwidth. QPI… Continue

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Thomas Junker is on Twitter

I finally decided to look into Twitter... nothing that had come my way had actually explained what it was or how it worked. OK, now I get it. I have no interest in using it for personal things but I thought I might try it out for VS and company things.



I am "WangVS" on Twitter. My "tweets" are public, and if you want to "follow" them you can, without approval. If you don't know about Twitter, you can see my "tweets" by visiting here:…



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Posted on September 9, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

We have been shaped by the VS

Ashley Adlam wrote:



> We've all spent too many years supporting the venerable VS to

> just cease any association with its legacy in our later years! Why,

> it has shaped our very psyches - and that actually explains a

> bloody lot. Seriously though, keeping in touch this way may help

> to alleviate your sense of loss from not getting any more of those

> challenging and enjoyable band printer calls. Bring back the 5573,

> 5574,… Continue

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 3:54pm — 5 Comments

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At 8:15pm on April 15, 2010, Eric Leung said…
Dear Thomas,

I have not touched VS for over 10 years and I doubt if I can help in any way.

Eric
At 12:15pm on September 29, 2009, Juanita Sciullo said…
Nice to see what you look like, I have talked to you several times, if you need anything please let me know. I have in stock 5 pmo17 printheads
At 12:17am on August 15, 2009, Warwick Halcrow said…
Thomas

Congratulations on your 100th New VS Community member. Maybe champagne and caviar when you hit 1000!

Warwick
At 7:50pm on August 2, 2009, Albert G. Martin said…
Hi and thanks for adding me to your network. I spent a number of years (16 or so) working with or around the VS. In association with Mark Workman and Sal Pasinni (sp? its been a long time). Did the WITA portion of Infosharer on both the PC and the VS. It was great fun back then!
At 9:15pm on July 27, 2009, Michael Barrett said…
Hi Thomas, we are part of Scholastic Australia so are on their VS.
At 4:07pm on July 23, 2009, Marvin Percival said…
Thanks Thomas. I will probably be a rather silent member for a while as I read comments and get an idea of what is going on.
At 9:30am on June 22, 2009, Howard Mackrory said…
Thanks for that Thomas, I'll attempt to make contact.
Kind regards,
Mac
At 3:59pm on June 10, 2009, Warwick Halcrow said…
Tom

I will keep batting-up some 'spring practice' softballs as you are the repository of the VS BOK. I revisited your old website and realised to my erudition that you have covered much of the material, body politic and technical ideas, many, many times before!

So in my memory dumps, I hope we can glean something more substantial, than remember when, aide mémoire!

I have been trying to come up with a "Killer App", so that once it is on the NEW VS, the selling process becomes automatic enough to be able to push it out to lower cost channels/portals for market awareness, acceptance and YES, Revenue Streams!

I come back in my mind to Community Services such as home based palliative care of out-patients, Medical Gerontology for home-bound aged care, medical alerts for attending physicians, outsourced locums and home nurse attendances. This requires a centrally based but transactionally distributed system context. I know you are familiar with SMS ICQ/Cell TEXT applications from tjunker WS, so using this as an inexpensive POI device for service providers communication based around Short_Message_System technology.

I know from reputation of the fantastic world class Texas Surgical Hospitals ( real Mayo Clinic stuff! ); Austin, FTW/Dallas and Houston who do the cutting; but don't do the curing. This requires all the complex management of an out-patient system ( New VS ) integrated back into/with the HIS's and out back into the community.

With an internationally ageing Western population it is not just a local issue it is an international imperative, both for the first world but to economically resource the health of the third world.

Exciting a large base of medical professionals and US Federal Health administrators and economists should be a doodle, just kidding! What is H. Ross Perot/EDS doing in this area today? President Obama wants to fix these problems, give him some ammunition and ideas!

I am excited;find it, feel it, do it!
At 10:06am on June 8, 2009, Dave Jenkins said…
Thanks! I worked on the VS from early on. Our fist VS was serial number "E-12". I wrote a number of system utilities (FileOwner (originally SORTFILE), TapeDump, TapeDup, ListPort, etc.), untold numbers of little tools, a couple of the SVC Subs, and the microassembler that the firmware guys used to write the CPU microcode for CP7-CP9. No involvement today.
At 4:39am on June 8, 2009, Ian Hockey said…
Tom
Many thanks, look forwards to reading about the continued success of the VS
Ian
 
 
 

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