Any word on the Multics revival front?

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Sat Mar 12 02:21:55 CST 2016

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Zane Healy
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> Subject: Re: Any word on the Multics revival front?
> > On Mar 11, 2016, at 6:22 AM, Kevin Monceaux <Kevin at>
> wrote:
> >
> > OI hadn't checked on Multics progress in quite a while.  Yesterday I
> > discovered that the DPS-8/M emulator at:
> >
> >
> >
> > is far enough along to boot Multics.  I thought some folks on this
> > list might be interested in it.
> What I’d like to know is if any copies of GCOS-8 exist in the wild.  That’s what
> I’d personally really like to boot on the emulator.  I used to be able configure
> all the IOP’s, IOM’s, CPU’s, etc. from memory, power them up, and boot
> GCOS-8.
> Zane
Sadly, I doubt it very much. It was still in use on emulated hardware until relatively recently and I assume BULL was still making money from it and guarding its assets. Thinkage still have GCOS products listed on their web site.

but sadly no longer a "B" compiler. I think that one has slipped past me...

Dave Wade

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