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The DEC Alpha Emulation Webpage

Last Updated: 02FEB2018

Latest News!

(2018-02-01) Working on major page updates
(2006-01-22) SRI is working on an Alpha emulator
(2003-04-03) Added Alpha page.

Introduction

It is now 2018, and I really need to rewrite the introduction to this page. I'm currently looking to reduce my reliance at home on vintage hardware, and to lower my electricity bill. I've started using SIMH/VAX heavily, and would love an Alpha emulator for the Apps that I can't move over to SIMH/VAX. Plus from what I'm seeing, current Intel-based systems can emulate an Alpha-Based system faster than the fastest Alpha.

At this point I don't know why anyone would want to emulate an Alpha. If you are a hobbyist looking to run OpenVMS, take a look at the VAX emulation available, or buy an inexpensive used Alpha. Having said this I've been watching the ES40 emulator with great interest as at some point this will no longer be true, and at this point it is the emulator with the greatest promise for Hobbyists.

If you are a commercial user I would seriously recommend looking at an upgrade to Itanium if your applications will run there. If not I would recommend looking at one of the newer models of Alpha that are still available.

Table of Contents

  1. Obtain an emulator
  2. Obtain Installation Documentation
  3. Obtain Software
  4. Obtain Further Documentation
  5. Adding Additional Software
  6. Mailing Lists
  7. Other
  8. Related Alpha Links

Step 1. Obtain an emulator:

Step 2. Obtain Installation Documentation:

Step 3. Obtain Software:

Step 4. Obtain Further Documentation

 

Step 5. Adding Additional Software

Mailing Lists

Other

Related Alpha Links

 

 

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