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March 1, 1989

                                     MINUTES

                               Computer Committee

                      Fourth Floor Burruss Hall Board Room

                                  March 1, 1989

                                      3 PM

 

 

        PRESENT:     Jim Thomas, Donald Allison, John Burton, David

                     Goodyear, Katherine Johnston, Harry Kriz, Fred

                     Medley, Harlan Miller, Jim Montgomery, Richard

                     Sorensen, Ernest Stout, Jeff Wilcke, Michael Williams

 

        ABSENT:      Jeff Birch, Jeanette Cardamone, Randy Crockett, Bob

                     Heterick, Jim Hicks, Dennis Jones, Tom McAnge, Jeff

                     Nelson, Vernon Shanholtz, Patrick Shelor

 

        VISITOR(S):  Dennis Catley, Institutional Research

                     Rosie Higdon, Computing Center

                     C. E. Nunnally, College of Engineering

                     Bill Sanders, Computing Center.

                     Dave Waller (for Patrick Shelor), Student Government

 

 

        AGENDA ITEM 1: MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY, 1989 MEETING

 

        Motion made, seconded and passed to approve the minutes of the

        February meeting.

 

        AGENDA ITEM 2:  COMPUTING CENTER REPORT (WILLIAMS)

 

        o   The IBM 3090 upgrade is scheduled for 3/12/89.  The upgrade

            will take approximately 14 hours.  The system will be down

            from 6:00 a.m.  to 8:00 p.m.

 

        o   The second issue of "On the Move" has been published.  Please

            note that the move date has been scheduled for July 21, 1989.

 

            The combination boxes in Burruss will be left where they are.

            The work order to have boxes installed in McBryde has been

            placed.  Output to Burruss and McBryde will be delivered on a

            24-hour basis, but the third shift will probably have less

            frequent deliveries.  Boxes are scheduled to be installed in

            the new building but because of the security requirements,

            access may be a problem

 

            The greatest constraint on downtime for the move, is the time

            required for backups and restores.  The backup for the 3090

            alone takes 26 hours.  The different systems will be coming

            down at different times so that the backups can be done prior

            to the actual move.  IMS is currently scheduled to be down

            for part of July 20 and all of July 21.  Request for special

            availability of IMS should be scheduled with Data Adminis-

            tration.

 

            A consulting service will remain in room 128 Burruss.  Cur-

            rent runner services should remain approximately as they are.

 

            If many departments requested 3812 printers to be hooked up

            can the Computing Center handle this?  Yes.

 

        o   The logistics of promising new UNIX services by the Computing

            Center were muddled by recent announcements on delays in de-

            livery, but availability on campus by fall semester is still

            planned.

 

        AGENDA ITEM 3:  SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

        1.  User Services

 

            A draft response to the Self-Study Recommendation 10-9 was

            distributed.  The subcommittee decided that there were two

            distinct issues to be addressed.  The first issue concerns

            the establishment of centralized support for the use of per-

            sonal computer hardware and software.  Because of the diver-

            sification within the University, the subcommittee feels that

            this should be handled by the individual departments and col-

            leges.

 

            The second issue relates to the establishment of a training

            facility for faculty, staff and students.  Several alterna-

            tives were discussed, but no conclusion has been reached as

            to who the sponsor for this facility should be.

 

            The subcommittee will put the document in final form for the

            committee to vote on at the next meeting.

 

        2.  PC Subcommittee

 

            Has not convened.

 

        AGENDA ITEM 4:  ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

 

        Minutes of the University Council

        There is a task force addressing the issue of the respective

        roles of the various University committees and commissions, in-

        cluding this one.

 

 

        The next committee meeting will be April 5, 1989 at 3:00 pm in

        Burruss 400.

 

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