Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Mon Apr 29 11:53:21 CDT 2019

On 4/29/19 12:45 PM, allison via cctech wrote:
> On 04/29/2019 11:37 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> On 04/29/2019 06:47 AM, allison via cctech wrote:
>>> On 04/28/2019 09:28 PM, Grant Taylor via cctech wrote:
>>>> On 4/28/19 6:27 PM, Ray Jewhurst wrote:
>>>>> I already have a Hobbyist License.  I am just interested in
>>>>> experimenting with different OSes and different versions of OSes.
>>>> ACK
>>>> I don't know what VAX hardware VMS 1.5 supported, what VAX hardware
>>>> that Simh supports, or what the overlap is between the two.
>>>> There's a reasonable chance that someone will chime in with experience.
>>> You are limited to what the VAX-11/780 system had for peripherals and
>>> typically under 8MB ram (it maxed at 16mb).
>> Well, for command-line computing (well, this IS the classic computing
>> list) you can do a lot.
>> Our first 11/780 had half a megabyte of memory.  Friday afternoon one
>> memory board went bad, and I pulled it out.  A user group ran a
>> gigantic batch job of mechanical analysis over the weekend on 256 K!
>> I was amazed, I really thought it would thrash itself to death on that.
>> I ran a microVAX-II at home on one meg for years.
> The typical environment during the DEC years '83-93 was a 780 with a
> 4-12mb and dozens of users or more.

Unless someone tried to run Ada, then it became a single user system.  :-)


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