Book review from Alan Yeo's Screenjet.com customer newsletter:
"New HP 3000 Reference Book." Just when you thought that the end must be in sight for new books on the HP 3000. Published just in time for HP World was a new book HP 3000 Evolution. Edited by Bob Green from Robelle, this book is crammed full of new material from many of the leading authorities on the HP 3000, and links to many sources of information. The book has sections on Tuning your HP 3000, Planning a Homesteading Strategy, and a wealth of information on Migration Planning and Techniques.Another book review from Chuck Ciesinski of Hughes Network Systems writes:
I have read the book, "HP3000 Evolution", which I got at HPWorld 2003 in Atlanta, and I rank it as a must have for every HP 3000 system manager today and beyond October 31st, 2003.
The latest publication from Robelle is HP 3000 Evolution, edited by Bob Green of Robelle, from articles written by Robelle, by The 3000 Newswire, and by experts in the HP 3000 field: Chris Edler, Paul Edwards, Marius Schild, Neil Armstrong, John Burke, Alan Wyman and Alan Heter, Stan Sieler and Gavin Scott, Ken Robertson, Eugene Volokh, Alfredo Rego, Fred White, Steve Hammond, Wayne Boyer, Alan Yeo, Gunnar Fredlund, Michael Marxmeier, Terry O'Brien, Aaron Holmes, Dave Lo, and Glenn Cole.
Book site: http://www.robelle.com/booksEarly History of the HP 3000: The Rise, Fall and Rise of the HP 3000
The 3000 Newswire: http://www.3000newswire.com
Qedit home page: http://www.qedit.com
Suprtool home page: http://www.suprtool.com
Birth of IMAGE: http://www.adager.com/TechnicalPapersHTML/BirthOfImage.html Bob Green's 3000 History: http://www.robelle.com/smugbook/classic.html
Deja Vue: The Spectrum Project
Software Support: Gilles Schipper
Software Support: Allegro Consultants
Software Support: Beechglen
Hardware Suppport, Upgrades and Spare Parts
Wipedisk utility: http://www.allegro.com/products/hp3000/wipedisk.html
Hardware support: http://www.icsgroup.com/maintenance.htm
Connecting Modern SCSI Devices to the 3000
Disagreement From Hewlett-Packard:
In reply to the SCSI chapter, Jim Hawkins of HP wrote a column titled "Non-HP disks can prompt risks" in the July 2003 issue of The 3000 Newswire,
His argument is that HP has found many SCSI disk drives to be unusable in the multi-user server environment of MPE, either because they don't fully comply with the SCSI standard or they don't comply with additional requirements that HP makes of suppliers:"Before HP receives a device from a manufacturer, we provide to them a 'supplementary' HP Parallel SCSI Device Specificiton" (this document is only available to vendors supplying product to HP, so please don't request this document). This specification clearly states which of the myriad SCSI features HP server systems really, truly depend upon.It seems that this manual is another one that should go on the wish list of OpenMPE for documentation that HP should distribute before 2006.
Jim Hawkins is Lead I/O Engineer in the HP MPE/iX R&D lab and has worked for HP for over 17 years in both the R&D lab and the support organization.
Homesteading By Tax Regulation
An expanded version of this chapter by Paul Edwards is available on our web site as Homesteading: Plan for the Future.
Hewlett-Packard: http://www.hp.com Manuals: Neil Armstrongs HP3000 Manual Collection The 3000 Newswire: http://www.3000newswire.com HP3000-L: firstname.lastname@example.org 3rd Party Sites: http://www.robelle.com http://www.adager.com
3000 manuals: Neil Armstrongs HP3000 Manual collection Most useful 3000 manuals: http://www.robelle.com/library/manuals http://www.adager.com
TurboIMAGE: http://beechglen.com/pub/imagefaq.txt http://www.robelle.com/library/tutorials/pdfs/imgprog.pdf http://www.robelle.com/library/tutorials/pdfs/imgperf.pdf http://www.adager.com/TechnicalPapers.html
3000 FAQS http://www.robelle.com/library/smugbook http://www.3000newswire.com/subscribers/TechHeads.html http://allegro.com/papers/learnmpe.html http://www.robelle.com/library http://allegro.com/papers http://www.adager.com/TechnicalPapers.html
Using Old Technology for New Problems
Importing data into Excel: http://www.robelle.com/tips/st-export-excel.html#import
So Your HP 3000 Is Hung. Now What?
Dump tape: http://www.allegro.com/papers/dump.html
Quick and Dirty Solutions with CI Programming
http://www.robelle.com/ftp/papers/progci.txt http://www.adager.com/VeSoft/MpeProgramming.html http://www.adager.com/VeSoft/ProgrammingXL.html
Corrections from Jeff Vance, the ultimate export on CI, which are included in the second revised edition:
1. In the section titled "Getting Data into and out of Files", the PRINT command is highlighted as a way of reading records from a file(especially reading past the first record). Although this is correct, I'd like to point out that using a message file can be 4++ times faster. And for larger files, a method using alternate entry points yields to a performance boost of 31 times or better! These IO techniques are described in my CI programming paper on Jazz.
2. Under the "Simulting Arrays" section, there is a CAVEAT USER paragraph which, if I understand the author, is completely incorrect. Interactive vs. scripting CI usage is almost always identical. The type of differences that are visible are cases where the user is prompted to confirm an action when they are interactive, e.g. the PURGEGROUP command, which assumes a "YES" in a batch-like environment. So where the author writes, "This only works within command files. If you try to do this interactively, the expression evaluation on the Setvar command is performed for the part of the command line after the variable name" this is incorrect. Variable arrays can be created interactively, in a batch job, or in a script.
3. As of the MPE/iX 5.5 base release, CI string variables can be up to 1024 characters long, which is greater than the 256 byte limit cited in the article.
Flexing Underused Muscles
http://www.robelle.com/tips/mpe.html#jobq http://www.robelle.com/tips/remote-dba.html http://www.robelle.com/tips/url-wget.html
Do Migrating Secondaries Give You Migraines?
Buffing Your IMAGE
Dynamic Dataset Expansion
Keeping HP 3000s on the Road
HP White Paper on TurboIMAGE and databases http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/download/5981-3062EN.pdf
HP White Paper on Programming Languages http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/download/5981-3061EN.pdf
HP White Paper on Compilers and User Interfaces http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/download/5981-3061EN.pdf
HP White Paper on MPE Commands and Networks: http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/download/5981-3064EN.pdf
More HP White Papers: http://www.hp.com/products1/evolution/e3000/info_library/whitepapers.html http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0201563177 http://www.robelle.com/tips/unix.html http://www.smga3000.com/papers/UnixvMPE.htm http://www.ugu.com/sui/ugu/warp.ugu http://www.robelle.com/abouthpux.html http://hpux.cs.utah.edu/ http://www.faqs.org/faqs/hp/hpux-faq/ http://www.tek-tips.com/gthreadminder.cfm/lev2/3/lev3/20/pid/51 http://www.insecure.org/sploits_hpux.html http://www.suprtool.com/ux http://www.robelle.com/products/qedit/moreinfo-ux.html http://eloquence.marxmeier.com/ http://www.screenjet.com http://www.adtech.com http://www.transoft.com
A New COBOL Compiler
KOBOL: http://www.thekompany.com Intrins/iX: http://www.allegro.com
COBOL Migration: What You Can Do Now
COBOL manual: http://www.docs.hp.com
A New User Interface to Replace VPLUS
From VPLUS to Web Application
ScreenJet VPLUS to ACUCOBOL-GT and AcuBench
A New Database to Replace IMAGE
Relational databases: http://www.adager.com/VeSoft/RelationalAndIMAGE.html TurboIMAGE manual: http://docs.hp.com/mpeix/onlinedocs/30391-90012/30391-90012.html HP COBOL manual: http://docs.hp.com/cgi-bin/doc3k/B3150090013.11820/1 COBOL data definitions: http://docs.hp.com/cgi-bin/doc3k/B3150090013.11820/52 Suprtool manuals: http://robelle.com/library/manuals/
Introduction to Eloquence
Eloquence migration: http://eloquence.marxmeier.com/hp3k/migration.html Eloquence: http://eloquence.marxmeier.com/ Developer: http://www.marxmeier.com
Eloquence: HP 3000 IMAGE Migration
This is a new chapter by Michael Marxmeier. Read the PDF file version.
The TurboIMAGE DataTypes
Quick Start Oracle for the TurboIMAGE Developer
http://www.disc.com Oracle forum/book: http://asktom.oracle.com
Transform TurboIMAGE Data to Oracle
When I gave my paper "Transforming TurboIMAGE Databases" at HPWorld in Atlanta, there was a very good question from the audience
"I have fields like SHIPDATE, which begin life with a blank value and are updated when the actual ship date is known. How do I move these datasets into SQL tables, where the SHIPDATE field will presumably be of type 'Date' and where blank will be detected as an invalid value?"Excellent question! Click the link above for the answer.
SQL Server And TurboIMAGE Data
Converting Multi-Line Notes
http://www.interactivetools.comCleaning Your Data
Introduction to Perl for 3000 Users: http://www.robelle.com/tips/perl.html
A New Operating System to Replace MPE
Learning UNIX on MPE/iX
Unix Quickstart for MPE Users
Full tutorial: http://www.robelle.com/library/tutorials/pdfs/hpuxmpe.pdfPorting Qedit from MPE to HP-UX
SPLASH! http://www.allegro.comAn ISV Ports to Windows