The period 1986 - 1990
In 1986, the Laboratory started with the implementation of the ORACLE based FELBIS
system on a VAX 11/750. In parallel,
the administration applications that still ran on the CYBER had to be maintained
as well by the new group 'Bedrijfsautomatisering'. These applications were the
time sheets, material distribution, the MSA system interface (for TNO Defence
Research as a whole), library, a measurement equipment database and MILCA. These
activities required 1-1.5 persons.
Expanding administrative processing (FELBIS)
The first FELBIS module became the Purchasing department system.
The library and the credit administration followed in Spring 1987.
Later on, the financial administration, time sheets, material distribution, and project
administrative support were automated.
In June 1986, the VAX 11/750 had to be
replaced by a VAX 8350 (full description elsewhere) for performance reasons.
The VAX 8350 was expanded in several steps. At the end of 1989, it comprised
the following configuration:
- Double CPU with a combined performance of VAX-units of performance (VUPs).
- A memory size of 28 Megabyte.
- Disks: 1* RA82 (640 MB), 2* RA81
(456 MB), 1 RA80 (121 MB); total: 1.7 GB.
- Een TU81 tape unit.
- VAX/VMS 5.3 and Oracle RDBMS version 6.0.27.