Best virtual server to use beneath an OpenVMS emulator?

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I need to set up a demo system that can travel. I could use a bare metal solution, but I wanted to use this as a chance to get familiar with virtual servers on x86. What virtual server is best suited?

Posted by Peter Marquez (Questions: 1, Answers: 1)
Asked on October 21, 2014 9:38 am

As usual: it depends; do you need a full blown, multi-processor system, you’ll need at least one more core than you will run VMS on, plus the appropiate amount of memory. If you just want to demonstrate a basic system with somewhat limited abilities a dual core system with 4 MB could be sufficient. However, keep in mind that, AFAIK, every emulator will use the system ’s clock to run, so frequeny matters. Plus you will definitely require a main-power connection, since the processor will only run on full speed

Posted by WIllem (Questions: 0, Answers: 5)
Answered on January 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Emulator performance scales with the host speed, that’s true. But any decent emulator will run much faster than a physical VAX small enough to carry.

At a VMS Bootcamp, I saw a portable VAX. It was a MicroVAX II built into a metal suitcase. Someone REALLY needed a portable VAX. Maybe one of those crazy Cold War devices…

(stanq at January 12, 2015 4:29 pm)

Are you asking about the emulator software, or the host’s system (such as VMware)?

If you want to put that into a laptop, I’d go quad-core and as much memory as you can put in it.

Posted by stanq (Questions: 0, Answers: 2)
Answered on January 7, 2015 10:38 am
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