I had the opportunity to deliver a lunch-hour presentation about the Convex supercomputers at the OpenVMS Boot Camp 2017. Here's a youtube video of that presentation.

TITLE
ORDER VERSION DATE DOCNO SIZE

HARDWARE DOCUMENTATION

         
Processor Operation Guide (C100 Series, C200 Series)
  2 1988-08 081-000040-200 5.4MB

Maintenance Documentation Kit (C201, C202, C210, C220)

DHW-004        
Overview
DHW-100 1.1 1989-02 081-000003-201 2.6MB
Theory of Operation
DHW-095 2 1990-09 081-005030-000 15MB
Installation Guide
DHW-096 1.2 1989-02 081-000830-201 4.2MB
General Maintenance Guide
DHW-097 1.1 1989-02 081-000231-201 1.9MB
Troubleshooting Guide
DHW-098 1.1 1989-02 081-000930-201 8.7MB
Removal/Replacement and IPB Guide
DHW-099 1.1 1989-02 081-001030-201 6.3MB

Diagnostics Documentation Kit (C1, C120)

DHW-070        
Diagnostics Master Index
  3 1989-12 760-000930-000 1.3MB
Processor Diagnostics Manual
DHW-071 1.0   760-000950-200 1991-12
Diagnostic Utilities Manual
DHW-072 2 1988-10 760-001050-201 3.9MB
PBUS I/O System Diagnostics Manual
DHW-008 3 1989-12 760-000730-000 19.9MB
PBUS I/O System Diagnostics Manual Update
  4   760-001730-000 6.2MB

Diagnostics Documentation Set (C200)

DHW-080        
Diagnostics Documentation Overview
  2 1988-12 700-000103-201 3.1MB
Diagnostics Master Index
  3 1989-05 760-000033-200 1.4MB
Diagnostics Master Index
  4 1989-12 760-000430-000 1.6MB
Processor Diagnostics Manual
  3 1988-11 760-000550-203 18.3MB
Processor Diagnostics Manual
  3.1 1989-05 760-000550-204 18.9MB
Diagnostic Utilities Manual
  2     3.1MB
Diagnostic Utilities Manual
  3 1989-12 760-000830-000 6.5MB
Diagnostic Utilities Manual
  3.1 1990-11 760-000830-001 6.9MB

Multibus Diagnostics Documentation

         
Multibus IO Subsystem (io4000) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-001830-000 1.2MB
Multibus SMD Disk (dev4100) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-001930-000 1.9MB
Multibus SMD Disk Formatter (dev4110) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002030-000 2.5MB
Multibus STC Tape Unit Controller (dev4200) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002130-000 1.5MB
Multibus Terminal Controller (dev4300) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002230-000 1.5MB
Multibus Line Printer (dev4400) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002330-000 1MB
Multibus Plotter (dev4410) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002430-000 1.4MB
Multibus Ethernet Controller (dev4500) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002530-000 1.1MB
Multibus HYPERchannel Controller (dev4510) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002630-000 1.3MB
Multibus X.25 Controller (dev4540) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002730-000 1.8MB
Multibus Emulator Controller (dev4600) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002830-000 1.2MB

VMEbus Diagnostics Documentation

         
VMEbus IO Processor (io5000) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-002930-000 1.5MB
VMEbus SMD,ESDI Disk and Formatter (dev5130) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003030-000 3.8MB
VMEbus STC Tape Controller (dev5210) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003130-000 2.7MB
VMEbus Async Controller (dev5300) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003230-000 2MB
VMEbus Ethernet Controller (dev5500) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003330-000 1.2MB
VMEbus UltraNet Controller (dev_ultra) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003430-000 1.5MB
VMEbus DAT/3480 Tape Subsystem (dev_vscsit) Diagnostics Manual
  1.1 1991-09 760-003530-001 2.4MB
VMEbus DAT/3480 Tape Subsystem (dev_vscsit) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003530-001 2.7MB
VMEbus DAT/3480 Tape Subsystem (dev_vscsit) Diagnostics Manual
DHW-247 2 1992-06   2.5MB
Fibre Distributed Data Interface (dev_vfddi) Diagnostics Manual
DHW-276 1 1991-12   1.4MB

CCU Diagnostics Documentation

         
HSP/HIA Subsystem (io4120) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003630-000 2.1MB
Tape Library Interface Subsystem (tli4480) Diagnostics Manual
  1 1991-05 760-003730-000 2.3MB
Integrated Disk Channel Subsystem (idc4010) Diagnostics Manual
DHW-286 1 1992-03   1.5MB
Integrated Tape Channel Subsystem (itc4000) Diagnostics Manual
DHW-285 1 1992-03   1.9MB

Multibus Installation and Service Documentation

         
Systech MTI-8501650A Multiple Terminal Interface Technical Manual
  B 1986-01-31 800-000098-5 4.5MB

VMEbus Service Documentation Kit

DHW-050        
VMEbus Configuration Guide
  1.1 1991-09-23 081-013530-000 639KB
VIOP/VBCU Service Guide
DHW-051 1.1 1989-04 081-000030-201 3.2MB
VME SMD Disk Controller Service Guide
DHW-052 1.0   081-000730-200 1.7MB
VME ESDI Disk Controller Service Guide
DHW-053 2 1990-02 081-000130-201 1.7MB
VMEbus Ethernet Controller Service Guide
DHW-055 1.1 1988-11 081-000630-201 1.5MB
Excelan EXOS 302 Intelligent Ethernet Controller for VMEbus Systems Reference Manual
  A 1988 4300090-00 1.9MB
VMEbus Tape Controller Service Manual
DHW-054 1 1989-01 081-001330-200 2.5MB
VMEbus Async/Printer Controller Service Guide
DHW-057 1 1989-10 081-001430-000 2.4MB
VMEbus UltraNet Interface Service Guide
DHW-049 1 1989-10 081-001630-000 2.6MB
VMEbus SCSI Host Adapter Service Guide
DHW-060 1 1990-06 081-006830-000 1.5MB
Ciprico Model 3516 VME SCSI Host Adapter Firmware Upgrade
  A 1991-09-24   25KB
Fiber Distributed Data Interface Service Guide
DHW-275 1 1991-12   968KB
Interphase V FDDI 4211 Peregrine User's Guide
  G 1992-07-20 UG04211-000 8.9MB

CCU Installation and Service Documentation

         
Integrated Disk Channel Service Guide
  2 1990-06 081-001530-001 6MB
Integrated Disk/Tape Channel Service Guide
DHW-025 3 1992-03   5MB

Device Installation and Service Documentation

         
3480-Compatible Cartridge Tape Drive Service Guide
DHW-062 1.1 1990-09 081-006730-001 2.4MB
3480-Compatible Cartridge Tape Drive Service Guide
DHW-062 1.2 1991-09   2.7MB
3480 ACL Attach Procedure
      550-000344-224 4.1MB
Elite 3 Disc Drive Service Guide
DHW-261 1 1993-04 081-010230-000 2.3MB
Elite III Disk Subsystem Service Plan
    1993-08-02   189KB
ESDI Disk System Service Guide
DHW-282 1 1991-09   1.8MB
ESDI Disk System Service Guide DHW-282
DHW-282 2 1992-06   1.8MB
Removable Disk System Installation Guide
  2 1990-02 081-000230-201 2.3MB
Removable Disk System Operation Guide
  2 1990-02 081-000330-201 1.5MB
Sabre 7/7-2HP IPI Disk Service Guide
DHW-027 1 1991-11 081-012530-000 2.3MB
Seagate Sabre Disc Drive ST81154K ST81236K User's Manual (IPI Interface)
  E 1990-02-22 83326010 3.6MB
Seagate Sabre Disc Drive ST8xxxJ/K/N Maintenance Manual (All Interfaces)
  F 1990-03-29 83325720 3.2MB
Seagate Sabre Disc Drive ST8xxxJ/K/N/ND Maintenance Manual (All Interfaces)
  G 1991-05 83325720 3.3MB
Service Plan for ATL Products ACL2640 Automated Tape Library (DTL)
  1 1994-05   704KB
Service Plan for Automatic Cartridge Loader
  A 1992-01-31   1.3MB
Service Plan for Clariion 2000 Disk Array Storage System
  1 1994-05 081-025230-000 306KB
Service Plan for Exabyte EXB-120 Cartridge Handling System
  2 1994-06   401KB
Service Plan for HP 735/755
  1 1994-04 081-025330-000 467KB
Service Plan for Metrum RSP-2150 Tape Drive
  3 1994-06 081-025030-002 323KB
Metrum Preventive Maintenance Instructions for RSP-2150, RSP-2150i and Scribe 5 Data Storage Subsystems
  B 1994-05 16829119-001 540KB
Metrum RSP-2150 Preventive Maintenance Supplement
        420KB
Service Plan for Metrum RSS-48b Automated Tape Library
  2 1994-04 081-024630-001 406KB
Metrum Technical Manual RSS-48b Automated Tape Library
  B 1993-08 16828600-001 6.9MB
Service Plan for Metrum RSS-600b Automated Tape Library
  2 1994-04 081-024930-001 433KB

C1 SCHEMATICS

         
SMB
  C.01 1984-12-13 411-000108-300 328KB
SPU
  D.08 1985-01-07 410-000131-300 2.1MB
IPU
  F.00 1985-01-29 410-000125-300 2.1MB
ASU
  D.00 1984-12-17 410-000129-300 1.9MB
ATU
  D.00 1985-02-25 410-000125-300 2.2MB
PCU
  D.02 1985-02-11 410-000124-300 2.1MB
VCU
  D.01 1984-11-19 410-000128-300 2.2MB
VPU
  D.03 1985-01-24 410-000127-300 917KB
MCU
  E.00 1984-12-21 410-000123-300 2.1MB
MAU
  C.00 1984-10-29 410-000102-300 1.6MB
IOP
  C.01 1984-11-15 410-000121-300 2.7MB
MBCU
  B.05 1984-08-30 420-000100-300 545KB
Backplane
  B.03 1984-10-12 411-000110-300 4.8MB

SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION

         

ConvexOS

         
ConvexOS V10.0 Advance Notice
  10.0 1991-10 710-010030-002 1.7MB
ConvexOS and Utilities V10.0 Release Notice
  10.0 1991-12 710-003430-036 4.5MB
ConvexOS and Utilities V10.0 Local Initial Installation Procedures
  10.0 1991-12 710-003530-017 1.4MB
ConvexOS and Utilities V10.0 Local Upgrade Installation Procedures
  10.0 1991-12 710-003530-016 1.6MB
ConvexOS and Utilities V11.0 Release Notice
  11.0 1994-03 710-003430-055 5.4MB
Checkpoint Restart Guide
DSW-350 1 1990-11   3.5MB
System Generation Guide
  1 1988-10 710-000140-200 962KB
Networking Concepts
DSW-128 1 1989-12 710-000103-201 1.2MB
ConvexOS dump and restore Quick Reference
DSW-392 1 1991-12   290KB
ConvexOS dump and restore Quick Reference
DSW-392 3 1992-07   314KB
ConvexOS System Manager's Guide
  10.1 1990-01 710-001430-207 8.4MB
Managing ConvexOS: Configuration Guide
DSW-030 4 1994-03 710-001430-213 9.7MB
Managing ConvexOS: Operations Guide
DSW-031 4 1994-03 710-011830-005 4.9MB
ConvexOS Extensions User's Guide
DSW-053 2 1994-03 710-018330-001 4.8MB
ConvexOS Tape System Guide
DSW-016 1 1989-12 710-003130-000 3.9MB
ConvexOS Tape System Quick Reference
DSW-391 1.1 1991-12   654KB
ConvexOS Tape System Quick Reference
DSW-391 3 1992-07   659KB
Convex Programmer's Reference Master Index
  1 1990-06   7MB
Convex Programmer's Reference Master Index
  2 1990-10   7.9MB
Convex System Exerciser V2.1 Release Notice
  2.1 1997-08-13 B5655-90045 155KB

POSIX Documentation Kit

DSW-310        
POSIX Concepts
DSW-312 1 1989-12 710-005030-000 1.6MB
POSIX Impacts
    1989-11 710-002130-000 615KB

ConvexOS Utilities User's Guides Documentation Kit

DSW-005        
Assembly Language User's Guide
DSW-006 6 1988-10 740-000030-204 10.6MB
adb User's Guide
DSW-009 6 1994-03 710-025030-000 7.4MB
adb Command Summary Quick Reference
DSW-601 1 1994-03   116KB
Text Editor User's Guide
DSW-010 1.0 1985-03-08 740-000430-000 1.4MB
Loader User's Guide
DSW-011 5 1989-12 740-002430-204 2.5MB
Guide to Software Development
DSW-008 3.0 1987-11-02 710-001930-200 2.1MB
vi Quick Reference
DSW-019 1.1 1991-02   397KB
CXdb Quick Reference
DSW-474 1 1991-06   507KB
CXdb Quick Reference
DSW-474 2 1992-11   607KB
CXdb Quick Reference
DSW-474 3 1994-11 710-015630-002 1.8MB
CXdb V2.0 Installation Procedure
    1992-12 710-014930-009 199KB

C Documentation Kit

DSW-085        
ANSI C Concepts
DSW-083 1 1990-05 720-003130-000 1.6MB
C User's Guide
DSW-086 3 1994-10 720-000630-210 8.6MB
C User's Guide
DSW-086 4 1990-04 720-000630-203 3.4MB
C Language Reference Manual
DSW-088 1 1990-05 720-001230-001 3MB
C Quick Reference
DSW-087 4 1990-05 720-003030-000 269KB
C V4.1 Quick Reference
DSW-087 5   720-003030-002 269KB
C V5.0 Quick Reference
DSW-087 6     465KB
C Optimization Guide
DSW-089 1 1990-05 720-001130-200 3.1MB
C Programmer's Reference
DSW-048 2 1990-05 720-001530-001 11.1MB
C Master Index
  1 1990-05 720-002930-000 857KB
Portable C Compiler User's Guide
  4 1989-03 720-000530-202 1.5MB
C V4.0 Read Me First
  4.0   720-003530-000 40KB
C V5.0 Installation Procedures
  5.0 1993-01 720-002130-013 209KB
C V5.0 Release Notice
  5.0 1993-01 720-002030-017 417KB

FORTRAN Documentation Kit

DSW-035        
FORTRAN Optimization Guide
DSW-034 2 1990   5.6MB
FORTRAN Language Reference
DSW-037 1 1994-10 720-002230-011 10.1MB
FORTRAN User's Guide
DSW-038 11 1994-10 720-000030-215 7.1MB
FORTRAN Quick Reference
DSW-039 1.1 1990-03 720-002430-000 305KB
FORTRAN Quick Reference
DSW-039 1.2 1990-11 720-002430-001 318KB
FORTRAN Quick Reference
DSW-039 3 1992-11   527KB
FORTRAN Quick Reference
DSW-039 4 1994-10   809KB
FORTRAN Master Index
  2.1 1990-03 720-003230-000 433KB
VAST f90 User's Guide
DSW-104 3.0 1995-11   943KB
FORTRAN V7.0 Advance Notice
  7.0 1991-10 720-005230-000 377KB
FORTRAN Compiler V7.0.1 Installation Procedure
  7.0.1 1992-01 720-001930-014 188KB
FORTRAN Compiler V7.0.1 Release Notice
  7.0.1 1992-01 720-001830-014 609KB
FORTRAN V8.0 Installation Procedures
  8.0 1992-12 720-001930-017 208KB

Consultant Documentation Kit

DSW-024        
Consultant User's Guide
DSW-025 8 1988-10 740-002530-203 4.5MB
Consultant Programmer's Reference
DSW-029 1 1989-12 710-004130-000 728KB
Consultant V8.2 Release Notice
  8.2 1990-04 710-009530-000 521KB

Internet Services Documentation Kit

DSW-140        
Network Programming Guide
DSW-106 1 1994-02 710-023730-000 10.8MB
Managing Internet Services and NFS
DSW-108 1 1994-07 710-023930-000 10.1MB
Using Internet Services and NFS Quick Reference
DSW-118 2 1994   527KB
Internet Services User's Guide
DSW-141 1 1990-11   1.8MB
IPC Programming Guide
DSW-143 2.1 1990-11   3.7MB
Internet Services System Manager's Guide
DSW-142 1 1990-10   5MB
Internet Services Master Index
  2 1990-11   811KB
Convex PRTSMail User's Guide DSW-600 e5 700-044030-004 1994-01.pdf
DSW-600 5 1994-01 700-044030-004 931KB
Internet Services V10.0 Release Notice
  10.0 1991-12 710-003630-009 532KB

NFS Documentation Kit

DSW-110        
NFS Overview
    1987-11-01   848KB
NFS Concepts
DSW-109 1 1990-11   1.4MB
NFS Reference Set
DSW-111 3 1990-11   5.3MB
NFS System Manager's Guide
DSW-113 2.2 1988-11 710-001630-203 2.7MB
NFS System Manager's Guide
DSW-113 3 1990-11   5.1MB
NFS Programmer's Reference
DSW-114 2 1990-10   4.5MB
NFS User's Guide
  2.1 1988-04 710-001530-202 1.4MB
NFS User's Guide
  2.2 1988-11 710-001530-203 1.4MB
NFS Protocol Specification
    1987-11-01   764KB
YP Protocol Specification
    1987-11-01   597KB
RPC Protocol Specification
    1988-04   513KB
RPC Programming Guide
    1988-04   1.7MB
XDR Protocol Specification
    1988-04   1.3MB
NFS Utilities V10.0 Release Notice
  10.0 1991-12 710-003730-009 719KB

CXbatch Documentation Kit

DSW-180        
CXbatch Master Index
  1.1 1990-04 710-007630-001 342KB
CXbatch Master Index
  2 1990-09   374KB
CXbatch System Manager's Guide
DSW-182 4 1994-02 710-006730-005 4.3MB
CXbatch User's Guide
DSW-183 4 1994-02 710-002730-207 3.3MB
CXbatch System Manager's Utilities Reference
DSW-184 2 1990-09   2.4MB
CXbatch Concepts
DSW-185 2 1990-09   1MB
CXbatch Programmer's Reference
DSW-186 1.1 1990-04 710-004430-002 2.4MB
CXbatch Programmer's Reference
DSW-186 2 1990-10   2.1MB
qmgr and qmapmgr Quick Reference
DSW-187 1 1990   79KB
CXbatch for System Manager and Operators Quick Reference
DSW-187 2 1992-01   80KB
qsub Quick Reference
DSW-188 1 1990   49KB
CXbatch for Users Quick Reference
DSW-188 2 1992-01   85KB
CXbatch for Users Quick Reference
DSW-188 3 1994-02   154KB
CXbatch V1.1 Release Notice
  1.1 1990-04 710-007830-001 680KB
CXbatch V2.0 Release Notice
  2.0 1990-11 710-007830-004 825KB
CXbatch V2.1 Installation Procedure
  2.1 1991-10 710-007930-006 337KB
CXbatch V2.1 Release Notice
  2.1 1991-10 710-007830-006 2.7MB
CXbatch V2.1.1 Installation Procedure
  2.1.1 1992-01 710-007930-007 192KB
CXbatch V2.1.1 Release Notice
  2.1.1 1992-01 710-007830-008 144KB

CXpa Documentation Kit

DSW-250        
Performance Analyzer Quick Reference
DSW-252 2 1990-05   107KB
Cxpa Quick Reference
DSW-252 3 1993-03   170KB
CXpa V2.0 Installation Procedure
  2.0 1993-03 710-008030-006 279KB
CXpa V2.0 Release Notice
  2.0 1993-03 710-008130-006 525KB

VECLIB Documentation Kit

DSW-130        
VECLIB Quick Reference
DSW-134 2 1989-12 740-000252-200 494KB
VECLIB Quick Reference
DSW-134 3 1991-08 710-010930-001 630KB
VECLIB Quick Reference
DSW-134 4 1993-02   729KB
SCILIB Quick Reference
DSW-361 1 1991-08 710-014330-002 371KB
SCILIB Quick Reference
DSW-361 2 1993-02   409KB
VECLIB V8.0 Installation Procedure
  8.0 1993-02 710-010830-002 104KB

CXwindows Documentation Kit

DSW-210        
OSF/Motif and CXwindows User's Guide
  Preliminary 1990   2.3MB
CXwindows Programmer's Reference
DSW-233 2 1990-06 710-004530-002 18.3MB
CXwindows V3.0 Installation Procedures
  3.0 1992-01 710-006030-007 664KB
CXwindows V3.0 Release Notice
  3.0 1992-01 710-005930-007 762KB
CXwindows V3.1 Installation Procedures
  3.1 1993-07 710-006030-009 276KB
CXwindows V3.1 Release Notice
  3.1 1993-07 710-005930-009 552KB

CX/Motif Documentation Kit

DSW-270        
CX/Motif Programmer's Reference
DSW-272 1 1990-06 710-008930-001 15.1MB

SPU OS Documentation

         
SPU UNIX Utilities Manual
  2 1990-03 760-000530-000 4.8MB
SPU OS V6.1 Release Notice
  6.1   760-004830-002 355KB
C200 Series Diagnostics Database V4.0 Release Notice
  4.0 1991-02 760-001030-005 645KB
I/O Diagnostics V1.0 Release Notice
  1.0 1992-02 760-006730-000 398KB

BROCHURES

         
C-1 Computer System
    1985 570-000180-000 331KB
C1 Supercomputer and DISCO
      080-000993-000 1.1MB
Applications Profile: Computational Fluid Dynamics
    1986-11 080-002187-000 1.1MB
Applications Profile: Computational Molecular Biology
    1987-02 080-002196-000 1.1MB
Applications Profile: Hydrodynamic Modeling
    1987-05 080-002188-001 1.7MB
Applications Profile: Integrated Circuit Simulation
    1986-06 080-000986-001 933KB
Applications Profile: Seismic Processing
    1987 080-001001-000 1.1MB
Technical Paper: Supercomputer Rendering
    1988 080-001035-000 4MB
Convex Documentation Catalog 700-002030-001 1990-10.pdf
    1990-10 700-002030-001 1.1MB

MAGAZINES

         
Context V6.2: C4-XA Newest C Series System Announced
    1994Q3 080-001003-021 7.2MB

PROCEEDINGS

         
European Convex Users Conference 1991
    1991   8.3MB
European Convex Users Conference 1993
    1993   15.2MB

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My name is Camiel Vanderhoeven, born in Zoelen, the Netherlands in 1977 to a Belgian father and a Dutch mother. I am married to Martha, and we have three children: Ties (2009), Sipke (2012), and Rosalie (2016).

I work as a kernel engineer at VMS Software, Inc., and I am one of the architects for the port of the OpenVMS operating system to the x86 processor architecture.