I wasn't sure where to post my question, as it doesn't fit well to any particular section.
I happen to possess an old box based on dual Itaniums (the very first model, with "Merced" core). The box is labeled as an engineering sample, not for sale or lease, and was distributed among selective partners of Intel, before the official CPU release.
I've heard from few people that it might be possible to run OpenVMS on my machine, namely the VMS8.2-IA64 version. Do you reckon it is true? And, if so, what are the chances that I will ever find such a distribution of OpenVMS? If not, then what operating system would you suggest me to try to find for it, besides GNU/Linux?
I guess I could try to install OpenVMS on my box, but I've got a problem: I don't live near any participating user groups, so I can't choose from given options during the hobbyist registration process. The page advises to contact the site authorities, so I did via a special form, but got no reply in 5 days. Should I wait more, or ask for help elsewhere?
After two months of inactivity, I received my DECUS membership number and requested the OpenVMS Integrity licence. However, there's one thing still unclear to me: is purchasing CD's the only way of getting the OpenVMS distribution, or is there an option for online downloading (which would be highly desirable)?
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!