Create a VAX CPU with FPGA?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at
Sat Mar 12 15:01:46 CST 2005

On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 01:04:20PM -0800, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> I don't know of anyone having used the Acard adapters on a PDP-11 
> (doesn't really make sense at this point, since cheap small SCSI 
> drives are still easy to get).  OTOH, there are people using them 
> with OpenVMS on DEC Alpha's.  The downside is that they don't fully 
> support the SCSI standard, and as such, they can't be used if you 
> want to cluster the HD's.  At least this was the case, the last I 
> heard, I'd love to be proven wrong, as I'd like to get a pair of UW 
> ones for my VMS server.

You could always try emailing the engineers at Acard about the feature
needed.  They might slip it in if people expressed interest, considering
that they make a point of support Irix and Solaris users as well.

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