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Final Thoughts for RetroChallange 2012

Wow, this has been quite a ride for my first RetroChallenge. With the VAXcluster SimH project, I took on a project that had a lot of unknowns and a lot of things I didn’t know the next thing about. I … Continue reading

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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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Raspberry Pi VAX Cluster: Cutting out the fluff?

Well money matters have not worked out as planned so my grand plan for a Raspberry Pi VAX cluster is being rethought. This exercise has been good for making it better bang-for-the-buck and also cutting out some of the crap … Continue reading

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Rasberry Pi VAXcluster: Detailed Plan Part 1 – Initial Structure Planning

So I wrote my original RetroChallenge 2012 Summer Challenge proposal over a week ago and I’ve had a lot of time to think about the project since then. I have decided to modify my plan slightly, I think it’s an … Continue reading

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Rasberry Pi VAXcluster: Retrochallenge 2012 Entry

Background I have long been interested in recreating older platforms on new hardware. During the last year I have really fallen very much for Digital Equipment Corporation’s line of machines and operating systems. In particular RSX-11M (PDP-11) and VMS (VAX … Continue reading

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