Helmsman is a VME workload scheduling and control system.
Working in conjunction with Fujitsu, we are able to announce that Helmsman v2.50 has been verified as operating successfully on Fujitsu’s Modern VME Environment (MVE). For those customers who are planning to move to MVE, there are some amendments that need to be applied. These are detailed at the end of this page.
Helmsman is designed to benefit any VME installation in the areas of:
Helmsman is designed to benefit and address the requirements of:
Helmsman contributes to cost savings by:
The following product version continues to be supported:
Helmsman version 2.50
The latest generally issued amendment is number 250-128.
Software Notice 38 (v2020.3) provides a summary (RRL) of all currently available amendments.
As mentioned above, Helmsman 2.50 is now verified to run on MVE.
There are three new amendments plus one updated amendment that must be applied (091/1, 136, 137/1 and 138) prior to the move to MVE. A further amendment (139) is also recommended, although this corrects a problem that could occur on the superNOVA platform as well as MVE. These can be applied on the current VME superNOVA platform in order to ease the eventual transition to MVE. Further information can be obtained direct from Fox Systems Software.
For those that are interested, click here to read a 'History of Helmsman'.
All support matters should be sent via email to support@FoxSystemsSoftware.co.uk