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Re: New Vax - future directions :-)
On July 6, 2021 4:26:28 PM Paul Koning <paulkoning%comcast.net@localhost> wrote:
>> On Jul 6, 2021, at 2:12 PM, Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost> wrote:
>>>>> Curious - what would the commercial implication be if, say, a new
>>>>> VAX architecture were to take shape in the FPGA world?
>> Commercial? None, probably; it strikes me as unlikely that anyone has
>> any commercially relevant applications for VAXen, and if there are any
>> they are probably severely hardware-specific (eg, existing custom Qbus
>> hardware) and thus irrelevant to Ragge's FPGA VAX.
> VMS is still a commercial product, supporting a (probably small) company. Come to think of it, there are even people who earn a living, or part of one, from PDP-11 systems.
> If someone wanted a Q-bus VAX, tacking a QBA onto the side of Ragge's design is probably a pretty small task.
I am having serious thoughts about doing a system-level design around this. Probably not Qbus but some sort of useful VAX.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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