Posts: 38 Location: Windermere, UK Joined: 16.05.07
Posted on March 05 2009 02:47
Can anyone share their experiences using SIMH as a VAX platform. I'm particularly interested in stability aspects, and whether there are bits that 'just don't work'. I've experienced the odd issue, but it could be that the problem lay with me and/or the install rather than SIMH itself.
I've run SIMH on several Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo) systems and currently, I am using it on an hx4700 iPAQ. On such a limited device, storage and RAM are the main concerns. There's also something weird going on with libpcap and the wireless interface: libpcap puts the wireless into promiscuous mode but it still sends and receives on the original address, leading to duplicate packets (from the emulation and the host). I wrote a document about it. http://brooknet.no-ip.com/~lex/public/OpenVMS_iPAQ/ Even with the issues mentioned, it's cool being able to carry a VAX around.. and an Altair 8800, PDP/1 etc.
Edited by lexthehex on March 14 2009 04:25
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!