MVMUA Meeting 87Date: May 15, 1995
Location: Merrill Lynch, New York City
This MVMUA focusses on Open Systems - and VM's role as one of them. Two exciting aspects of open systems will be discussed: one is the Internet and the wide range of services and information suppliers available on it - with special highlighting of the World Wide Web, and how your VM system can be a WWW server and client. The other topic is OpenEdition/VM: IBM will describe how they are making VM an "open system" by including support for the POSIX-standard UNIX APIs and command line, plus the addition of the Open Software Foundations's Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).
9:00 AM - General Association Business
Speaker: Jeff Savit
Abstract: The speaker discussed the increasing importance of the Internet in science, academia, and research. The different types of services on the web are described (mail, ftp, gopher, WWW), and describes how corporations are beginning to exploit the Internet.
Speaker: Gabriel Goldberg
Abstract: Today's sources of information can be bewildering! In days past, information came from IBM branch office staff and IBMLink; now it comes from IBMLink in new forms, the Internet (what's that? where is that?), CD-ROM volumes, listserv mailing lists, Your Connection To VM (whose connection?), VMSHARE, the REXX Language Association (whose association?), vendor bulletin boards, etc. In addition, many of these information paths are bi-directional, allowing enhanced (or new!) interaction with IBM, other installations, and the world. This presentation tours the fast-changing world of information sources to encourage and empower attendees to surf the channels of mainframe information. While a bit VM oriented, the presentation describes information and techniques relevant to other IBM and non-IBM systems and platforms. While general, the presentation emphasizes the Internet, the leading edge in information distribution and retrieval technology.
Speaker: Harry Williams
The speaker will ramble about various VM-based Internet services that are available, and how they are integrated in one academic environment where the goal has been seemless integration of all network based services. Discussion will focus mostly on WWW, but other services will also be discussed.
DCE provides interoperability support to make VM/ESA a full participant in open client/server computing. It provides remote procedure call capability and client support for distributed time, directory and security services. DCE can be used by new OpenEdition applications or existing CMS applications, with VM DCE applications being either clients or servers. This presentation describes the components that make up OSF's Distributed Computing Environment (DCE). It is a high level overview of the function and interdependencies of each component. It will help you become acquainted with DCE and understand the uses and benefits of the DCE solution. It will also cover how DCE has been implemented on VM/ESA.
VM/ESA Version 2 Release 1 includes support for POSIX standards and the OSF Distributed Computing Environment (DCE). This support is collectively called OpenEdition VM/ESA. The facilities of OpenEdition VM/ESA can give you the best of two worlds. The speaker will describe the functions included in OpenEdition VM/ESA, after which he will present the projects that are underway at customer sites using POSIX and DCE as part of early customer programs. You will learn about the capabilities of OpenEdition VM/ESA and how other VM installations are using it to build solutions. Included will be information, based on customer experience, on how to approach porting UNIX applications and how to enter the world of DCE.
Speaker: Jeff Savit
Abstract: This session describes how to set up a WWW server *on VM*, and how to code documents in HTML to create Web pages.
4:45 PM - Problem Roundtable
Chaired by: Martha McConaghy
Abstract: The roundtable offers a forum for members to ask questions and bring up problems pertaining to VM. Answers are often forthcoming from other members or the IBM MVMUA representatives.
Gabriel Goldberg Computers and Publishing, Inc. 7718 Iroquois Court, Falls Church, VA 22043 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice: (703) 556-9121 FAX: (703) 556-0906
Gabe Goldberg is a consultant, writer, and editor, specializing in diverse Internet and enterprise computing environments. Based in the Washington area, he was a founding MVMUA member and elected Director. He has a long history in VM, being associated with software companies and data centers for more than 20 years. He is active in many national and local user groups including Capital PC User Group (CPCUG) in which he chairs the Internet SIG, the Board of the Washington chapter of the Internet Society, the Washington Internet Developers Association, and the HillGang (Washington, DC-area VM user group) steering committee. He has written dozens of trade press articles and given hundreds of user group presentations. Gabe co-edited and wrote "The REXX Handbook" "The VM/ESA Systems Handbook" and "The VM/ESA Users and Applications Handbook", all published by McGraw-Hill.
Jeffrey Savit Merrill Lynch 570 Washington Street New York, NY 10080 212/647-2084 Email: email@example.com or USCMG001 AT IBMMAIL
Harry Williams Marist College 290 North Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (914)575-3252 Harry.Williams@marist.edu