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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby Adrenaline » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:23 pm

rumble wrote:The original SimOS machines are sitting in the basement. The Flash systems are also there in pieces waiting for the computer museum to claim them. So much history down there.

I think the simos.stanford.edu box has a post-it saying its broken and scheduled to be fixed as of several years ago ;)


Are you referring to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View? If so I might make another trip there when you report back that it's been picked up :)
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby rem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:00 pm

chiaki wrote:I downloaded some SimOS stuff and put it on my server, maybe its useful?

http://pixelbanane.de/~chiaki/simos/


I would love to find this:

hdisk0.2000-01-13-bevo.sparse.gz

It's from that archive.org cache of the IBM link I sent earlier.
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby rumble » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:58 pm

Adrenaline wrote:
rumble wrote:The original SimOS machines are sitting in the basement. The Flash systems are also there in pieces waiting for the computer museum to claim them. So much history down there.

I think the simos.stanford.edu box has a post-it saying its broken and scheduled to be fixed as of several years ago ;)


Are you referring to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View? If so I might make another trip there when you report back that it's been picked up :)


Don't hold your breath. I first saw them over a year ago and was told they've been awaiting pickup long before that point!

I should take pictures sometime. I should also tell the SimOS/VMware guys here that people are still interested in this stuff!

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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby Adrenaline » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:12 pm

rumble wrote:
Adrenaline wrote:
rumble wrote:The original SimOS machines are sitting in the basement. The Flash systems are also there in pieces waiting for the computer museum to claim them. So much history down there.

I think the simos.stanford.edu box has a post-it saying its broken and scheduled to be fixed as of several years ago ;)


Are you referring to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View? If so I might make another trip there when you report back that it's been picked up :)


Don't hold your breath. I first saw them over a year ago and was told they've been awaiting pickup long before that point!

I should take pictures sometime. I should also tell the SimOS/VMware guys here that people are still interested in this stuff!


Oh wow, yeah there is definitely an interest.
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby tingo » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:21 pm

We want pictures! :)
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby rumble » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:26 pm

Not super exciting, but here they are:
http://www.ephemeral.org/Basement/

A few of the last ones are of Bill Dally's J-Machine (http://cva.stanford.edu/projects/j-mach ... hine-1.gif).

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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby Adrenaline » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:03 am

Sweet thanks for the pictures!
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby kramlq » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:07 am

Hopefully the museum will collect and preserve those machines sometime soon. The work on SimOS alone renewed interest in virtualisation techniques and led to what is a multibillion dollar industry today.

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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby tingo » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Yeah, thanks for the pictures. Interesting machines!
Hopefully someone will write a nice presentation of the story too.
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:21 pm

rumble wrote:Not super exciting, but here they are:
http://www.ephemeral.org/Basement/

A few of the last ones are of Bill Dally's J-Machine (http://cva.stanford.edu/projects/j-mach ... hine-1.gif).

Very cool stuff. Especially the jellybean machine :D
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby SAQ » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:31 pm

Holy NUMAlink Batman!

Those aren't just SimOS machines - there are also some DASH boxes. Did any of the documentation make it there too?
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby rumble » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:15 am

kramlq wrote:Hopefully the museum will collect and preserve those machines sometime soon. The work on SimOS alone renewed interest in virtualisation techniques and led to what is a multibillion dollar industry today.


They won't be thrown out, I imagine. That place is basically it's own museum.

As for the SimOS/VMware guys, one of them returned this year to finish his degree. 18 years after starting he defended. And they still made him TA his last class ;)

SAQ wrote:Those aren't just SimOS machines - there are also some DASH boxes. Did any of the documentation make it there too?


I doubt there's all that much in the way of documentation anymore, though most of the important stuff should survive in conference/journal papers and dissertations. DASH was long, long ago, after all. I recall reading somewhere that it was supposed to scale to something like a dozen 4D/340s hooked together. I haven't seen any other desksides around.

I think there are hardware labs still named after the later Flash project, but they've also long been used for other things. I wonder if those Origin racks have anything to do with the flash work...

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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby alexott » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:45 am

chiaki wrote:I downloaded some SimOS stuff and put it on my server, maybe its useful?

http://pixelbanane.de/~chiaki/simos/

Not found. Could you please share the SimOS stuff again?

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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby chiaki » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:57 am

alexott wrote:
chiaki wrote:I downloaded some SimOS stuff and put it on my server, maybe its useful?

http://pixelbanane.de/~chiaki/simos/

Not found. Could you please share the SimOS stuff again?

should work now again :o
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Re: Is there some mirror of the SimOS Stanford project?

Unread postby alexott » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:27 am

chiaki wrote:should work now again :o

Thanks :)


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