Article about Seattle schools still running a VAX
bbrown at harpercollege.edu
Thu Feb 28 12:13:34 CST 2008
I think the problem is that their current software can't do what they
need it to do.
Moving to an emulator will only move the problem..they somehow,
apparently, need a new set of applications software.
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[mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Sridhar Ayengar
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:16 PM
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Subject: Re: Article about Seattle schools still running a VAX
John Floren wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com>
>> tiggerlasv at aim.com wrote:
>> > Not being from the Vax world, I wonder difficult it would be >
>> for them to move them over to SIMH or CHARON emulators?
>> > The savings in power & air conditioning alone would probably
>> > pay for the new equipment in the first year. ;-)
>> Would it really be too expensive to move to OpenVMS/Integrity?
>> Peace... Sridhar
> Integrity is only an option if they have the source, right? I'm
> imagining that they've got a bunch of VAX binaries from long-dead
> companies... does VEST do VAX->Itanium?
No, but VEST will go to Alpha, and then you can use AEST to go to IA64.
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