FPGA VAX update
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Sun Oct 23 16:28:33 CDT 2005
On 10/23/2005 at 4:09 PM Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>Michael Sokolov declared on Sunday 23 October 2005 03:39 pm:
>SimH is very portable and runs on very non-PeeCee hardware, including
>just about any UNIX that has a non-ancient version of gcc available. It
>may not be the fastest emu out there, but IMO it is the best one
>available, overall. And yes, I too appreciate having source code
>available to me to hack on if I need/want to.
Second that on SimH. I used it to decode the mysteries of WPS I--the other
emulators I tried wouldn't run WPS. And I used the 1620 emulator to test
out the 1620 "Bottles of Beer" code. Behaved exactly as I thought it
The only major gripe I have with SimH is that there's no really universal
way to preload memory and registers (LOAD on the 1620 emulation loads the
line printer carriage-control tape).
Before I got my MITS 8800 put together, I emulated the 8080 on a CDC Cyber
74 so I could write and assemble code and have it ready for the MITS box.
So emulation is very useful on both ends of the life cycle.
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