The next project on the list is a cluster of two AlphaServer 1200 systems.
They will be used for database work. I am an Oracle database administrator in real life (besides an OpenVMS system manager), so
I intend to install the various versions of Oracle on these systems for practice and
learning. In addition, they will run MySQL and OpenIngres (when available) and be used as general database servers.
The personal Web server will be used
for development work in converting and porting Open Source applications to
the OpenVMS platform. Along these lines I am also considering some sort
of SourceForge-like site to promote the porting and writing of
Open Source OpenVMS applications and utilities.
I want to say that I am very grateful for the availability of the OpenVMS
Hobbyist Program since it allows me to create these projects in a much
friendlier, safer, and robust environment than would be possible
— John Reinhardt