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Alpha and VAX software direct on Intel/AMD computers
Alpha and VAX software direct on Intel/AMD computers

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This week we released version 3 of our Alpha and VAX virtualization product. Version 3 contains mainly updates at the vtAlpha side, like increased CPU performance by assigning more resources for Alpha virtualization.

vtAlpha now covers the full range of Alpha computer products, up to the Enterprise Class AlphaServer GS320.

Also added are the virtual equivalents of the EI1000 and DEGXA Gigabit Ethernet adapters that can be found in these bigger Alpha systems.

In version 3 we also introduce a new back-plane for the virtual AlphaServer 2000 and 4000 models to support older OpenVMS and Tru64 releases.

The vtMonitor management interface was modernized as well to support the new functions and reflect the importance of the changes in version 3.

For more information contact your local vtAlpha and vtVAX representative, they will be happy to update you about all the new features.
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AVTware sponsors the #HPEdiscover event in London and we are present with a booth (#155, entrance S4, near the seating area) to answer questions you have about the future of your OpenVMS and Tru64 systems. Looking forward to meet you there.
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Don't forget to visit AVTware at HPE Discover in Londen (Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2016), the only exhibitor with OpenVMS and Tru64 focus. Booth 155. Looking forward to meet with you.

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AVTware will participate in #HPEDISCOVER in London, end of November.

We are available at this European HPE event to discuss with you how to best solve the problem of the retired Alpha and VAX computers and to safeguard the valuable applications you have running on these systems.

AVTware allows to simply move your software to modern computers, like ProLiant, without being hindered by the compatibility problems between the old and the new world.

Visit us there and find out more. Booth 155.

Looking forward to talk with you.

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AVTware will be participating in the OpenVMS Boot Camp 2016 in Nashua (NH), looking forward to meet you there. http://www.avtware.com/bootcamp.

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Renewed website. On June 17, 2016 we updated the layout and structure of our website. The new design should improve the accessibility to information and user experience with the AVTware website. See for your self and let us know if you believe improvements can be made.

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VMware Certified

From the early beginning vtAlpha and vtVAX were installable directly on the X86 hardware (Bare Metal), which was a great benefit of this product set.
Using the included hypervisor vtServer it was possible to run multiple virtual Alphas and VAXes in parallel on that X86 host.
Support for Virtual Machine installations is also included.
One of our prospects asked if we were VMware certified. Since we didn’t even know such a thing existed we weren’t. So we applied, went through the procedures VMware has in place for this and obtained this certification without a problem.
So from now on we can proudly say: vtAlpha, vtVAX and vtServer are all VMware certified. We made no changes to the products, we only got the certification.
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VMSbook
A notebook that boots OpenVMS (and only VMS), the dream of every VMS developer. And AVTware/Vere make that possible.
We are having one on display at the VMS Boot Camp in Nashua, September 2015. Even better, you can win it at the Roundhouse event.

A portable AlphaStation, 15" screen and 500 GB disk. Crazy? Maybe a little, but we are going to do it anyway.
See you at the Boot Camp and don't forget to stamp your card at our table to participate in the Roundhouse Raffle on Monday evening and win this thing.
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OpenVMS emulation on PC-Servers article by Availability Digest: www.availabilitydigest.com/public_articles/0809/avt.pdf

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Green Machine

Aside from being a quick and easy way to prolong the life time of your Alpha and VAX applications, applying vtAlpha/vtVAX can be a serious contribution to lowering your energy consumption.

We ran a energy consumption benchmark between an AlphaServer of average size and its vtAlpha equivalent.
The results were significant.

A four CPU Alpha Server consumed 630 Watts. Its vtAlpha equivalent consumed only 230 Watts.
60% less energy consumption by using vtAlpha!
When you combine two of these Alpha’s on a single host, power consumption will drop from 1260 Watt to 290: 75% less!

Also, the energy candle burns on two ends: power consumption results in heat dissipation, which you have to cool down again, so the gain is x 2. When you have Green Goals to achieve vtAlpha will certainly help you.

And there is more.

We have developed the Eco App, allowing vtAlpha to cut energy consumption even further. Eco App shaves another 25% of your energy consumption. It is packaged with vtAlpha, you only have to add it to OpenVMS or activate it in a Tru64 installation. There are no downsides for its use, no performance loss or anything else, so we recommend to always activate it.
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