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OpenVMS ATOM Project

Post by ajbrehm » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:21 am

By now, I think, everybody has seen this or heard of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H6AJigJnNs

I think this is rather exciting. But the question is, how real will it be. Can one easily buy those devices, even in Europe? Where will one get OpenVMS for them? And what will the licensing be? If it is as complicated and temporary as OpenVMS for servers, I think it will be rather difficult to create a community around OpenVMS ATOM.

Any ideas?


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Re: OpenVMS ATOM Project

Post by marty.stu » Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:55 am

Hello Andrew,

Below is the official answer from VSI.
ajbrehm wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:21 am
But the question is, how real will it be.
it is real.
ajbrehm wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:21 am
But the question is, how real will it be.
The company that sells them is based in The Netherlands and can be found at https://up-board.org/.
ajbrehm wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:21 am
Where will one get OpenVMS for them?
Good question, essentially it is the OpenVMS you know and love, however the delivery method may need to be different.
ajbrehm wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:21 am
And what will the licensing be?
We haven't decided that yet, but it seems obvious if the device is $300-500 then an OpenVMS license for these devices cannot be $1000s.
ajbrehm wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:21 am
If it is as complicated and temporary as OpenVMS for servers, I think it will be rather difficult to create a community around OpenVMS ATOM.
Our plan is to build the community around an open-source project, we have already talked to several organizations about our plans and so far, everyone has been very supportive.
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Re: OpenVMS ATOM Project

Post by ajbrehm » Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:36 pm

It will be real once it is known how to get VMS for it and which model one needs.

I for one am really looking forward to it. I will get four or five of these things and see where I can run with them. I am thinking Python will do wonders on those.

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