Posts: 33 Location: North Brunswick, NJ Joined: 12.03.08
Posted on August 09 2010 13:20
I just bought some memory on ebay for my PWS 600au. I couldn't pass up a bid at the price. I got 20 sticks of Samsung 256MB PC100 RAM with ECC. Anyone who knows about the PWS 600au knows it only holds 6.
If anyone can use some memory, let me know and we can make a deal. Leave me a personal message here and I'll get back to you.
... dating from June 1998 that cites the SN-MSP01-HF = 512Mb expansion as the largest (then) available for these machines. Since memory sticks must be installed in pairs, this 512Mb kit is two sticks of 256Mb each. Interesting that the above reference sheet says that Digital Unix supports a maximum of 1.5Gb of memory (all six slots populated with 256Mb sticks), but OVMS only supports up to 1Gb in this same machine, although that information may be outdated ?
Anyway, if one were to install banks of 2x512Mb sticks, or 2x1Gb sticks, would the SRM bios support larger memory capacity (assuming latest firmware version) or not ? And if supported by the BIOS firmware, what about at the OVMS operating system level ? My 600au dual-boots hobbyist OpenVMS 8.3, and CentOS Linux v4.3 for Alpha, so I'm tempted to try installing up to six larger capacity (1Gb) memory sticks unless users here know for a fact from experience that this will not work.
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!