I've worked on DEC equipment since 1972. First system was a DEC PDP-8. Since then I've gone up through the numbers of
PDP's : 8-9-10-11-12-14-15-16 (Yes there were PDP 14's and 16's - Industrial controllers).
Then in 1980 I got a VAX 11/780. 6 of them to be exact.
I maintained a seismic data processing center with the VAXes pulling data off of tri-density Telex tape units and sending the data to FPS-100's and Varian plotters. Wuff-Wuff-Wuff...feel all that raw i/o crunching power !!!
I'm on the equipment maintenance side of things. I program when I have to or when I think I can make it work better.
My current employer thinks my time would be better spent learning about HP-UX and the boxes it runs on instead of OpenVMS. I have the OpenVMS
CSE and the HP-UX CSA certs.
I also like turning old VAX VLC boxes into interesting cases. Current case involves using a Apple iMAC case and a LCD display. Real trick is converting the RGB synch on green to a real VGA output for the LCD screen. LM1881 circuit seems to work so far. I also have a AXPPCI SBC
VAX 3100-40 & Alpha 400/266. OpenVMS 7.3, VMS 5.5, and Tru64 and RH linux are up at one time or another.
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!