[TUHS] UNIX on S/370

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 02:03:03 AEST 2017


On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 7:25 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

>
> As for other 370 ports, IIRC Tom Lyons started a 370 port at Princeton and
> finished it at Amdahl.
>

When would this  have been? In 1978 Szurkowski and I went to the then-famed
Atlantic City Computer Show (still in Atlantic-city, pre-casino, so it was
cheap, and very much the place Springsteen wrote about) and stopped at
Princeton and talked to someone who was doing such a port. Would that have
been Tom?

 Charlie can correct me, but IIRC the compiler was IBM's and as Ron said,
> AIX/370 too lived as a VM 'service.'
>

I stopped at the now-closed Palo Alto office of IBM in 1991 or so. Some
ex-Locus researchers told me that the 'move to native' for AIX was being
slowed down a bit by the lack of people who knew how channels really worked
... they implied that many of them had retired! Does any of that comment
ring true?

ron
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