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Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:12 am
by Joe Schmoe
When are we going to get MVS running on the Pi?  (And, can I install it from CD?)

Really, lots of people use it.  Lots of people are comfortable with it.  Lots of people will be able to leverage their existing skills.  I think this is an obvious move for the Rpi people to get on the modern bandwagon to success!

Helpful URL provided, just in case there is any doubt of my intent:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MVS

Also, http://www.os390-mvs.freesurf.fr/mvs.htm

Check out the rest of the links at the bottom of the Wikipedia page.

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:47 am
by brian_reiter
*chuckle*

If you can find an emalator for it, it may work.

On the topic of old systems, simh (http://simh.trailing-edge.com/) may well compile on the Raspberry PI, it seems to work on VMS ( Alpha and Itanium), Linux and Windows boxes and allows the emulation of a number of ancient machines (PDP10, PDP11, IBM 1401 and more). There is also some software available to run on the emulated systems.

Hmm and MVS is free if I can find an emulator and the software. Might be worth a look just for the fun of it.

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:23 am
by Joe Schmoe
simh is indeed cool.  I've run it on Windows to emulate the PDP11.

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:01 pm
by Dinosaur
Try this.

http://www.hercules-390.org/

Works fine on windows, running z/OS 1.13 quite happily.

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:47 pm
by davidgoodenough
And it is already build for armel in Debian, so it should run on the Debian SD card image.  So yes we can have MVS on a Pi - or VSE or VM (or whatever they are calling them this week).

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:41 pm
by Joe Schmoe
Kewl!  I am greatly relieved.  Others will be as well.

But can you install it from a CD, er, I  mean, optical media?

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:54 pm
by davidgoodenough
yes over the network

Re: MVS on the RPi?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:18 am
by kdakin
Dinosaur wrote:Try this.

http://www.hercules-390.org/

Works fine on windows, running z/OS 1.13 quite happily.
You will also need to Install a complete Operating System for Hercules.
PI-ZZA does not require an additional Operating System but nevertheless allows IBM/390 Object code to execute in a .NET environment that should include Linux together with Mono. There are some temporary restrictions but PI-ZZA will execute relocatable programs written in IBM Assembler Language executing with Amode 31 , Rmode (any).
It will even support self modifying and dynamically created "object code" (created JIT fashion) with full memory protection.
See also: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... ZZA#p96462