[rescue] If one person could do it, maybe we could do this

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Tue Sep 9 11:23:50 CDT 2003

> >> But I would like to see a faster bus on a "new" VAX too. May I say 
> >> PCI?
> >> Or at least TurboChannel.
> >
> > Both are extremely doable.  PCI would possibly be easier, but mainly
> > because both Altera and Xilinx provide the code to do PCI already. x
>    Well, on the hardware side.  OS support would be another matter.

I would have to say that adding PCI support to OpenVMS/VAX would not be
an insignificant project.

One thing to remember is that like the PDP-8/-4/-10 remakes, the idea (at
least to start) is to create a compatible system that is small and stand-
alone.  Later, expansion could be added, but a basic system with CPU,
memory, storage, and possibly network would be enough to do without adding
extra work.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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