Embedded Systems  
    Encompass Canada  
     Edmonton, AB  
      May 19, 2005  
      OpenVMS Integrity  
OpenVMS on Integrity Servers: Migrating from Alpha

This presentation examines the tools and techniques needed to assimilate OpenVMS Integrity servers with minimal cost and risk.

The release of OpenVMS 8.2 provides the opportunity to work with production quality OpenVMS on HP's Integrity Servers (based on Intel's Itanium-series processors). With the advent of OpenVMS on Integrity, OpenVMS users are undertaking a migration process that is similar to, yet significantly easier than, the transition that occurred a dozen years ago with the advent of the Alpha RISC processor.

In contrast to the differences between 32-bit VAX and 64-bit Alpha, the strong similarities between the Alpha and Itanium 64-bit processors substantially simplify the migration. Transitioning from Alpha-based systems to Integrity servers is straightforward with the proper approach.

Speaker: Robert Gezelter, CSA, CSE, CDP, has been following the technical issues surrounding the IA-64 architecture since before then-Compaq’s program announcement of OpenVMS on IA-64-based servers on June 29, 2001. Mr. Gezelter was one of the first non-Compaq/HP speakers to comment on Alpha to Itanium migration issues, within days of the announcement; followed by his presentation at the Compaq Enterprise Technology Symposium in Anaheim, California in September 2001.

Mr. Gezelter is a long time Encompass member and speaker. Since 1985, he has spoken at Encompass/DECUS events throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Turkey. He has also spoken for the ISSA, ISACA, IEEE, and other organizations. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished Visitors Program. Mr. Gezelter holds BA and MS degrees in Computer Science from New York University. He is also a contributor to the Computer Security Handbook (2002) and the Handbook of Information Security (2005). He has spoken and written extensively on operating systems, networks, performance, security, tools, and similar areas.

Mr. Gezelter is in private practice, with clients ranging from the Fortune 10 to small businesses, both locally and internationally. He maintains his offices in Flushing, New York. He can be contacted via his firm’s www site at http://www.rlgsc.com

Double Header: Mr. Gezelter is also the featured dinner speaker at Safe Computing in the Age of Ubiquitous Connectivity at 6:00 PM, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society's Northern Canada Section
Sponsor: Edmonton and Region Local Users Group (EARLUG), Encompass Canada
Venue: Hewlett-Packard
Suite 2100, 10155 102nd Street (Commerce Place)
Edmonton, Alberta
+1 (780) 425 4725
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2005
Time: 11:45 AM -- 1:45 PM
Press Release: http://www.rlgsc.com/ieee/edmonton/2005-05/EdmontonAnnouncement.pdf
Reservations: Anne Murakami
Voice: +1 (416) 371 0051
FAX: +1 (709) 834 7846
Session Notes: Available after the Presentation

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