Posts: 22 Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands Joined: 06.04.08
Posted on April 06 2008 22:49
I just joined this website. I'd been here before to register my licenses (awesome program, by the way), but didn't notice the rest of the site; well, now I did, so here I am.
I live in the Netherlands, and have become an OpenVMS enthousiast since I ran into an AlphaServer 2100 at work. That same 2100 is now sitting in my attic, along with some older and younger siblings. I run VMS with hobbyist licenses on:
- MicroVAX ][
- VAX 4000/200
- VAXserver 4000/200
- VAX 4105
- DEC 3000/800
- AlphaServer 400
- AlphaServer 2000
- AlphaServer 2100
- AlphaServer 4000
- AlphaServer 4100
I have CI cluster cards for most of them (at least for all the alphaservers), but unfortunately don't have a starcoupler or any cables for it, so instead I'm running clustering over Ethernet, DSSI, and SCSI.
I also run OpenVMS on the ES40 Emulator (http://sourceforge.net/projects/es40), an open-source emulator that I started working on in late 2006. The laptop I'm writing this on occasionally thinks it's an ES40.
As you may have guessed from the above, my fascination with OpenVMS lies mostly in the realm of Operating System internals. It still amazes me how well the concept was thought through as far back as 1977, the year I was born too.
Kind regards, and if you'd happen to come across some CI hardware being thrown out not too far from the Netherlands, please remember me
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!