First new vax in ...30 years? :-)

ben bfranchuk at
Tue Jul 6 00:21:45 CDT 2021

On 2021-07-05 7:37 p.m., Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>> On Jul 5, 2021, at 5:05 PM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 2:46 AM David Brownlee via cctalk
>> <cctalk at> wrote:
>>> In case anyone was interested in an FPGA VAX implementation
>> I think this is fantastic, but getting the CPU running is only the
>> start.  I'll be curious what/how storage emulation goes, and
>> networking.  Bonus points for sync serial that can run a DDCMP line to
>> vintage machines.
>> -ethan
> I found myself wondering what it would take to put this, RAM, network, and a SD Card “Disk” on a Q-Bus board. :-)
> Zane

Two SD card disks. I many not have used a VAX but I still remember using 
a single floppy drive to copy files.Why not a real solid state drive? 
Real I/O devices with DMA are needed and real media storage for all the 
virtual memory swapping that may go on.

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