"Multics rulez, UNIX droolz"
Multics lives.... we did it!
If you are interested in running your own Multics system see the wiki here: http://swenson.org/multics_wiki/index.php.
If you are interested the DPS8M emulator, read on.
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2015-11-05: The Ritter Park RCC Multics installation was "[T]aken down after a month of uptime."
2016-01-20: The DPS8M Development Team released Multics Release MR12.6d.
2017-07-08: Announcing v1.0
The purpose of this project is to create a simulator reproducing in sufficient detail the function and capabilities of the Honeywell/Bull dps-8/m processor with the ultimate goal of resurrecting Multi
- 'SIMH' based simulator for the Honeywell h6180 / dps8m Multics processor.
- Capable of booting Multics MR12.5 and MR12.6.
Getting this to run on the Mac did not take long, built it from source and booted Multics. Had a PL/I program compiled 5 minutes later and spent some time customizing the system, giving it my own name, adding a userid and alias. Great work! Am incredibly happy that this important part of computing history is alive again!
What a nostalgic pleasure to boot MULTICS again, thanks for doing this.
Astonishing to be able to run the first ever mainframe I used (Cardiff - 1983) on my PC. A brilliant effort guys.
The dps8m simulation team has worked incredibly hard to get Multics available again. A QuickStart installation is also now available but it is also possible to bring up a simulated Multics "the hard way" if desired. This project will be valuable to operating system researchers, enthusiasts, and of course, former Multics users, administrators, and developers. Thank you for the huge effort!
Great project, hope it continues to grow.