September 2nd, 2004

Jan Joris

Byebye, old friend...

The VMS cluster I grew up on (1988 - 1993) appears to have died earlier this week.

It's a real shame, because I still had an account on it, and it was still on-line. After it retired, a friend took it into his home, footed the electrical bill, and let me ssh there over his ADSL line. Several others where also still using it, among which my old boss, and a former room mate that, to the best of my knowledge, was still finishing his Ph.D. thesis on it.

Damn, I'll miss that VMS prompt!
$ submit/noprint/after=tomorrow status
Job STATUS (queue SYS$BATCH, entry 638) holding until  1-SEP-2004 00:00
$ exit
  OLOFSEN      job terminated at 31-AUG-2004 00:00:00.77

  Accounting information:
  Buffered I/O count:              68         Peak working set size:   1664
  Direct I/O count:                40         Peak page file size:    17648
  Page faults:                    403         Mounted volumes:            0
  Charged CPU time:           0 00:00:00.20   Elapsed time:     0 00:00:00.76