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h : 18 April 2011 • 2:09PM -0400

[haris] Data Centre Operation in 90's
by Harisfazillah Jamel


Data Centre Operation in 90's


Data Centre Operation (DCO) is always in my heart. Its my first job in
year 1991 as computer operator at Perwira Habib Bank (PHB). In 1991
PHB is using NCR 9800 mainframe using VRX/E as operating system.
Remembered the commands like

keyboard command like dot R and function key for changing the host.

and I learning to write COBOL.

NCR 9800 was fault-tolerant mainframe manufactured by NCR Corporation
in late 80's and early 90's. I love that machine. Learn about
fault-tolerant and managing batch processing with that machine.  Every
Sunday we would do a power shutdown for NCR 9800. The holy words for
DCO PHB at that time bye bye or in NCR machine code display B1B1 and
later we will boot its again and our shift supervisor will said

Lets go for breakfast and its 4am in the morning. In 90's we don't
have 24 hours Mac Donalds so mamak will do. :)

Data Centre Operation for PHB was run for 24 hours. We are devided
into 3 cycle shifts. Morning, Afternoon and Night. Morning start from
8am till 4pm, Afternoon start from 4pm till midnight and Night start
from midnight till 8am. In rotation of 2 days afternoon, 2 days
morning and 2 days night with 1 days off.

More years to come and later DCO was called Computer Operation Unit (COU).


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