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The Unofficial Wang VS Information Center

This is the personal website of Thomas Junker, active continuously since 1995.

TransVirtual Systems, home of the New VS

This is the home of the New VS. TransVirtual Systems created the virtualization technology that allows the New VS to run VS machine… Continue

Added by Thomas Junker on May 17, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Trying to get a third party chat app working

I purchased a subscription to a live help chat facility but I'm not sure I can add HTML code anywhere on this site to activate it. The code follows:

It looks like has protected the site against Javascript and HTML everywhere I can post or modify anything. I'll have to ask them if it's possible. I suspect not. ning has their own apps that can be added to a site but most of them are complete junk, like games or… Continue

Added by Thomas Junker on May 8, 2009 at 8:59pm — 6 Comments

VS Emulator Apps, Games, Utilties

Are there any more VS Emulator Apps, Games, Utilties available that you have run across?

Added by Dan McCormick on May 8, 2009 at 3:21am — 2 Comments

Building a 7-instance New VS

Here at TransVirtual we are in the last stages of building a 7-way New VS; that is, it is a single 8-core Dell PowerEdge running seven independent instances of New VSs, each running at its rated speed and each with its own configuration, virtual disk volumes, and console. All 7 are linked by WSN, with remote logon and file transfer between any of them. Each also has its own Lightspeed NVS virtual gateway. The server has 2 x 73 GB SAS drives and 4 x 300 GB SAS drives. These form a RAID1 array… Continue

Added by Thomas Junker on May 4, 2009 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

The NewVS a modern computing system

Since 1985 I'am using the WangVS system. We developped our programs in Cobol. We made several released and I'am still surprised how modern is this system.

Modern because we are getting on the the NewVS thru the Lightspeed, a very low band consumming client, which is a great advantage when accessing the NewVS remotely.

Even when using a cellphone as a modem, it is fast enough to work confortably from your portable PC everywhere.

I connect on my office LAN thru a VPN and after I… Continue

Added by Bernard Erny on April 27, 2009 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Early Days of Wang

You may be interested in some recollections from the early days of Wang. I ran across this site, put up by Harold Koplow, the microcode programmer for Wang, and father of the Wang Word Processing system.

I had a chance to meet Harold during my trips to Wang, in the 70's. He was as irascible as he is said to be. At the same time he was very open and friendly. When I met him, he was at a bit lower ebb because the VS was starting to eclipse the WPS and OIS systems.…


Added by Dan McCormick on April 24, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Some WANG Memories.

WANG is the only company I worked for that the boss had to tell the employees to go home. I often found myself at the office at 10PM and EVERYONE was still there, from the secretaries on up.

"What a tyrant of a boss you must have had", you say. Not at all! Everyone was there because they were so caught up in the excitement of Wang's success. NO ONE was asked to work late ever. They all simply lost track of time in the excitement of the office.

In the 70's when the OIS,… Continue

Added by Dan McCormick on April 23, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

My experiance with the Wang VS

I worked for a Behavioral Health Care Company in Georgia for 20 years. In the mid 80's the company started installing Wang systems in all are old and new facilities. We had VS15's, VS65', VS75(E)'s. Once the VS5000 product line came out, we upgraded all facilities with them, approx 80+ including 10+ systems at our corporate office, used for production, testing, development, etc. One of the best systems I ever worked with. At corporate we had the VS12000 product line and started housing all… Continue

Added by Chuck Abercrombie on April 4, 2009 at 1:44am — 1 Comment

Some large VS sites I have known or heard about

Today's surviving VS world consists mostly of single systems. In my time working with the VS since 1984, though, it was not uncommon to see companies that had 10, 20, 30 or more VS systems, often dispersed at different facilities but sometimes grouped at single sites.

The Hartford, an insurance giant, had something like 80 large VS systems at sites around the U.S.

Mellon Bank and its subsidiary Mellon Mortgage had a WSN network of 45 mostly large VS systems. I consulted… Continue

Added by Thomas Junker on March 25, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

An experiment in fostering Wang VS community communication

I founded The Unofficial Wang VS Information Center in 1995. Since then the site has served as the most comprehensive source of information about the Wang VS on the Internet. A few years ago I added simple forum software to the site but it didn't live up to my expectations. I changed to better forum software but that wasn't good enough, either.

This new site is an experiment in getting better forum and blog software into play.

For those who don't know me, I have worked in… Continue

Added by Thomas Junker on December 1, 2008 at 3:43am — No Comments

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