The Deathrow Public OpenVMS Cluster represents a multi-hundred-dollar
cost each month, taking into consideration of hosting, Internet
connectivity and administration time. Luckily, we have some great
sponsors! The people at
Vistech Communications, Inc.
provide me with a great, secure location to house the hardware. We
also get some additional help from
Softwink, Inc., which is a
network security company. They've helped us from time to time
with Cluster operating expenses.
If you would like to make a small donation, anything will help.
All donations will go toward the costs of supporting the cluster.
This means that your donation will go toward the electricity, Internet
connectivity, physical equipment, and hardware/software upgrades.
Please remember, the Deathrow OpenVMS cluster is free for
(non-commerical) usage. You are, by no means, obligated to make
a donation! The cluster will always remain free for public
usage!. If you wish to make a donation, please do so via PayPal.com.
There are other ways to support the Deathrow cluster. For example,
do you have old hardware laying around? From time to time, we
need SCSI hard drives, etc. We're also interested in any hardware that
can be used directly in (or with) the cluster. For example, old
uVAXen, Alphas, and terminal servers (Xyplex, DECServers, etc).
If you have something that you think would directly help the cluster,
let me know!
Finally, one of the best and most important ways to support the cluster
is to be a active member! Use the system(s)! We have
a lot of resources for people to use. The obvious ones are for
webspace and e-mail. Don't forget we have much more than that
online! Writing and porting code is a excellent thing to do here!
We have many compilers online [BASIC, C, COBOL, MACRO32/64, JAVA,
FORTRAN, ADA, Etc]. And....
Post in NOTES!
NOTES is a OpenVMS based conference system (like a BBS). When you
log into the system, at the DCL prompt, type "NOTES". Post and
read there. We have many topics ranging from OpenVMS, System
Security, Telco, PSN's and much more. NOTES is sort of the
life blood of the cluster.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy your stay!
- Da Beave (beave_at_deathrow.vistech.net)