MVS on the RPi?


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by Joe Schmoe » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:12 am
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.
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by brian_reiter » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:47 am
*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.
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by Joe Schmoe » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:23 am
simh is indeed cool.  I've run it on Windows to emulate the PDP11.
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by Dinosaur » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:01 pm
Try this.

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

Works fine on windows, running z/OS 1.13 quite happily.
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by davidgoodenough » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:47 pm
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).
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by Joe Schmoe » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:41 pm
Kewl!  I am greatly relieved.  Others will be as well.

But can you install it from a CD, er, I  mean, optical media?
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by davidgoodenough » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:54 pm
yes over the network
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by kdakin » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:18 am
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/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=8037&p=96462&hilit=PI_ZZA#p96462
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