shino at panix.com
Mon Jul 12 00:54:21 UTC 2010
On 07/11/2010 06:36 PM, C de-Avillez wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:22:08 +1200
> chris<chevhq at gmail.com> wrote:
>> late 60's, we were putting together breadboard circuits and writing
>> our own operating systems. It was an occasion for a beer if we got
>> anything to boot.
>> I remember in 1960, the first mainframe coming in NZ, for the
>> government. An early IBM second hand. Can't remember the specks now,
>> but I think my first Sanyo AT had more main memory.
>> One of my mates went to the States to learn to programme for it. A
>> quite difficult version of unix, but I could be wrong about that.
>> Seem to recall, it wasn't long after that that Fortran and Cobol
>> started to appear.
> It ran OS/360 (no /360 or /370 ever ran UNIX, AFAICR);
Amhahl UTS ran on 370 systems. I used it as a graduate student at
Columbia in 1983 or thereabouts, they were running it on an IBM 4341 as
a guest OS under VM. Columbia had been a big TOPS-20 shop until the
early 80s when the CS department took delivery of 4 or 5 VAX 750s
running BSD. Welcome to the 80s!
UTS: Amdahl Unix
In the 1970's, AT&T Labs had ported a version of Unix to run on S/370
(using some parts of TSS) but it had never been released outside the
labs. In the late 1970's, a graduate student had ported Unix to run on
VM/370. He had expressed an interest in continuing the work at IBM, but
because of political arguments between different IBM divisions, he never
got an offer, and went to Amdahl instead. In May 1981, Amdahl released
UTS, a full Unix system that ran under VM.
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