Mission-Critical SCADA on OpenVMS
of first customer application on HP Itanium server
February 15th. 2007 After implementing mission-critical systems
on Windows-based computers for many years, a customer experienced a
virus in one of these systems that shut down production for two days
while the infected systems were diagnosed, restored and tested. The
impact was that plant production was severely impacted at no small cost.
Despite internal opposition because of the established standard, Vsystem
on HP Itanium servers running OpenVMS was chosen for the next system to
recently, this system was commissioned with no errors found and with
excellent performance - one of the smoothest installations known. The
heightened scrutiny of this project has made this significant success
have also proved that the better a production system is instrumented,
the better the plant can be operated, increasing productivity and
quality. In addition, problems can be successfully diagnosed and
corrected when the historian holds an excellent data record of the
period leading up to and through the problem. This invariably requires
that the operating system have excellent determinism to capture fast
data. OpenVMS on Itanium has been proven to meet this requirement.
Mission-critical applications require rock-solid
365/24 operation. The costs of any down-time far out-weigh any initial
savings of using Windows-based computer systems let alone the additional
costs of on-going security upgrades and other security costs are
considered. Vsystem has supported OpenVMS for over 18 years and other
operating systems for over 15 years.
Control Systems, headquartered in
, is a provider of multiplatform, high-performance SCADA and process
control software tools for commercial and government applications.
focuses its product on the process control, research, and test-stand
application areas, where stable, high-performance SCADA systems are
required. This includes the diverse global industries of automotive and
aerospace, as well as the process industries of metals, petrochemicals,
oil and gas, and power generation, along with world-renowned research
more information about Vsystem and Vista Control Systems, Inc., please
explore our web site at http://www.vista-control.com.
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