[Simh] Alpha emulator
toby at smartgames.ca
Tue Oct 31 14:30:30 EST 2006
On 31-Oct-06, at 5:07 PM, Villy Madsen wrote:
> Yes ago - when I was first introduced to the dark side (windoze) we
> had a server crash because of a problem in a video adapter driver.
> At the time I questioned why anyone would want to add that sort of
> complexity to a server...
> I now understand why!! It's to make the life of IT Anachronists
> more difficult!!
Never ascribe to malice what can be put down to stupidity...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: bsupnik at comcast.net
> Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:13 am
> Subject: [Simh] Alpha emulator
>> There's a complete Alpha CPU emulator for SimH, and has been for
>> some time. It models an EV-56 at the hardware level and should be
>> able to run PALcode/firmware images.
>> That said, there's no system behind it, and I don't have the time
>> to write one. Even the simplest EV-56 system (like the 500au
>> workstation) requires emulation of the system glue chip, the PCI
>> bus, various PCI peripherals, and possibly graphics: so as a
>> minimum, the Pyxis chip, the ISP SCSI adapter, the 21040 Ethernet
>> adapter, a graphics adapter, and the usual complement of PC cruft
>> (keyboard, mouse, floppy, timers, etc).
>> /Bob Supnik
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