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Re: New Vax - future directions :-)
> On Jul 7, 2021, at 9:51 AM, Johnny Billquist <bqt%update.uu.se@localhost> wrote:
>> It would, but doesn't SIMH need work to be able to install VMS V1? I seem to remember that it requires a more complete emulation of the console than is currently available.
> Not sure. I believe I've read about people getting VMS V1 up and running, but I don't know if it required some fiddling around.
> But I still sortof fail understanding why something like the Ragge FPGA VAX would be interesting to have PDP-11 emulation on. Like I said, I seriously doubt it would be capable of running early VMS for multiple other reasons. And the PDP-11 mode in the VAX have limitations that makes it much less attractive than any normal PDP-11.
In the words of Edmund Hillary, "because it is there". It's fun to try to run old software on new hardware.
I've run RSTS/E on an FPGA (in simulation) for the same reason. I still want to finish my CDC 6600 FPGA even though the DtCyber emulator is a lot faster.
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