[rescue] VAXstation questions

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue May 20 15:11:29 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 04:05 PM, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> It's what I was taught assembly with at RIT...  although I learned it
> via a VAX emulator on Sun hardware (Sun3 era stuff).

   That is *crazy*...pretty much all VAXen are a fair bit faster than 
pretty much all Sun3s.  Weird.

>   There are probably still emulators around if you are interested...

   ...real machines, too.  There are always a bunch of them on eBay, and 
the older/slower ones are cheap.

   For a simulator, though, look at SIMH 
(http://simh.trailing-edge.com/).  This is a very good emulator for 
VAX, PDP11, and PDP8. DG Nova, and many other machines.  To give you an 
idea of its capabilities, I've installed and run NetBSD/vax using the 
SIMH VAX simulator with great success.


Dave McGuire                "They live deeply, these vagabonds."
St. Petersburg, FL                            -Goro

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