[TUHS] Unix, IBM, 370
heinz at osta.com
Fri Nov 1 01:10:22 AEST 2019
We (INTERACTIVE Systems Corp.) also did a port of UNIX to
IBM's VM/370 for IBM in the mid 1980's. Also ported UNIX
to Hitachi's mainframe in the late 1980's, although it's not
On 10/31/2019 6:51 AM, Tom Lyon wrote:
> The Bell Labs 370 port was different, it was based on running inside
> of TSS/370, which was an IBM OS which hardly anyone besides Bells's
> ESS group used.
> Clem can tell us all about the IBM/Locus port to the 370. And maybe
> there was another IBM port??
> Much later, Sun ported Solaris to the Hitachi HDS 370 clones (for
> Hitachi), and then to Amdahl clones for Amdahl/Fujitsu.
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 12:51 AM <arnold at skeeve.com
> <mailto:arnold at skeeve.com>> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> Kudos for making these things available. The links are great reading
> as well.
> I have the strong impression that this is different from the port
> at Bell Labs described in the 1984 BSTJ article; can you confirm?
> Warren, can you add the links into the README or whatever that's
> in the archive?
> Tom Lyon <pugs at ieee.org <mailto:pugs at ieee.org>> wrote:
> > Hi, folks. Tom Lyon here - this UNIX 370 stuff was recovered by
> Stephen at
> > LCM+L from DECtapes that I've had sitting around for 40+ years.
> > You can read all about the Princeton/Amdahl project here:
> > https://akapugs.blog/2018/05/12/370unixpart1/
> > If anyone wants to get serious with the code, you'll need
> Hercules with a
> > VM/370 image as well as a PDP-11 emulator running V6. There's
> not a lot
> > beyond the kernel, I got the shell working enough to prove that fork
> > worked, and then ran out of steam because of the awful communication
> > problems between the PDP and the IBM. [ But that was my start as a
> > networking guy ]. I personally haven't had time to do anything
> with the
> > recovered bits.
> > I've been lurking on TUHS for a while - a special Hi to Ken
> Thompson and
> > Steve Johnson. I owe a lot to each of them. Read about my summer
> at Bell
> > with the Interdata 8/32 here:
> > On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 9:04 PM Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org
> <mailto:wkt at tuhs.org>> wrote:
> > > All, the second Unix artifact that I've been waiting to
> announce has
> > > arrived. This time the LCM+L is announcing it. It's not the
> booting PDP-7.
> > >
> > > So, cast your eyes on
> > >
> > > Cheers, Warren
> > >
> > > P.S Thanks to Stephen Jones for this as well.
> > >
> > --
> > - Tom
> - Tom
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