Monthly Archives: July 2012

Raspberry Pi VAXcluster: Foundations Part 2 – Compiling SimH

Assuming you have installed all the packages you need from part 1, we will proceed to get the source code for SimH and compile the VAX Simulator. Downloading SimH The SimH sources are available from http://simh.trailing-edge.com/. I find the easiest … Continue reading

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Rasberry Pi VAXcluster: The Foundations Part 1 – Preparing Raspberry Pi for SimH

What you need to get started: A Raspberry Pi board A suitable SDHC with a Linux operating system (or ‘distro’ as they are known) image installed for Raspberry Pi. You will need a decent slab of free space for most … Continue reading

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AlphaServer 4100: Where next?

Right. I’ve stopped moping about the 4100, I’m going to kick ass and take names and see if I can cure it’s ills. With the machine down to 1 PSU potentially, it’ll only run with 2 CPUs. That means pulling … Continue reading

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How To: Disassembly of a StorageWorks BA-356 SBB Drive Caddy

The good news is… I did mange to get this out yesterday, which is a video showing how to dismantle a StorageWorks BA-356 drive caddy. Just in case you never worked it out… The video is also available via the … Continue reading

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AlphaServer 4100: Never Assume…

Today I re-assembled the AlphaServer 4100 I picked up from a friend yesterday (we knocked it down into parts to transport it). It had been stored in a garage in less than stellar conditions and although a thorough inspection of … Continue reading

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