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20th anniversary of "the big Synopsys downtime"

Paul Evans writes:

Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the "big" Synopsys downtime of November 18-20, 1994. It was the most ambitious one we attempted while I was at Synopsys -- a complete reconfiguration of the network in one weekend. It was also the first one we planned and carried out using the flight director and mission control model that Christine and Tom later made known to a wider audience in The Practice of System and Network Administration.

Although not all of you were working at Synopsys in 1994, this is probably the best chance I'm going to have to thank all of you for what you contributed to the downtime process. It was a real highlight of my professional career.


Paul Evans

PS If any of you still have digital photos of any of the downtimes, I'd appreciate it if you could share them.

If you have digital photos from that event, please contact Paul. If you don't have contact info for him, please post a comment.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in TPOSANA2

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