[Haifux] Technion's PDP-11 Simulator

Oron Peled oron at actcom.co.il
Mon Mar 30 22:25:29 IDT 2009


Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> Amir Hardon wrote:
> > I tried launching it with wine, and it crashes when loading a program.
> Is there anywhere I can get the program?
> > I wrote a mail to the teaching assistant in charge explaining the 
> > situation and asking for the source code
> > of the simulator, to see if I can find out why does it crashes, or 
> > maybe trying to compile it on Linux (it looks like a not too 
> > os-dependent console program).

How funny. The emulator Amir talk about was written during the 90's
to replace the original emulator I have used in the 80's which was
running on Berkley Unix (BSD-4.2 on a VAX)... that emulator probably
replaced (not sure) real PDP's used in the Technion during the 70's.

I would follow Shachar suggestion:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIMH

Instead of trying to run some half-baked Windows port of the emulator
under wine/dosemu/what's'not simply go to the *original* emulator.

On a last personal note, those who attended August Penguins III (2004)
may remember me demonstrating (in a lightning talk) an original Unix-V6
from the 70's running under this emulator on my Linux laptop --
The emulator I used was indeed SIMH.

Cheers,

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