[TUHS] Amdahl UTS, AIX/370, AIX/ESA

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Wed Nov 6 04:15:26 AEST 2019

Oh boy another time sync ;-)
Thanks Kevin.

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 1:08 PM Kevin Bowling <kevin.bowling at kev009.com>

> Clem,
> The AIX/386 stuff is readily available http://ps-2.kev009.com/aixps2/
> and can run in virtualbox
> https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/running-aix-1-3-inside-virtual-box-5-2-16/
> Regards,
> Kevin
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 10:40 PM Gregg Levine <gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I've been trying to track down a copy of AIX/370 for
> >> that emulator, especially since I do run VM/370 Release 6 on it. One
> >> of the people in the community indicated that it was a product
> >
> >
> > I can verify for a fact that Locus received bug reports from all over
> the world. There was a team in LA set up to handled them.  True, the
> customers were reported to be more academic than commercial, but there were
> commercial customers..  For instance, I was told that my current employer
> ran the simulation for then proposed/in-development 80386 on a 370-PS/2
> cluster under iTCF  FWIW: I was under the impression they used TCF to
> migrate the very long running simulations from two different processors (I
> don't know that for sure, but I have been told that by two different
> people, so I'm comfortable repeating it).
> >
> > I was also told, for an IBM customer to try to get the product was quite
> difficult.  IBM sales basically tried really hard to not provide it and you
> had to know about it and know you to ask to get it.  Charlie may know more,
> but he was working on AIX/RS-6000 which as has been pointed out was a
> separate code base.
> >
> > As for finding an old copy of AIX/370 or AIX/386 (which are the same
> except for specific code that cared), I wish you good luck.  IBM kept the
> IP locked up.   We were firewalled at Locus and the code was only on a
> couple of very special systems and access was tightly controlled.   I was
> not on that team, so I never saw their raw IP ( so I would not be
> contaminated as I was one of the TNC architects).  But I was allowed to
> talk with Bruce and Greg who were the TCF architects.   We did all talk
> about common issues; but Greg and Bruce stayed out the TNC IP (until after
> the IBM contract ended) and myself and Roman stayed out of TCF.
> >
> >
> > Clem
> >
> >
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