The PDP11 System emulator will provide a fully binary compatible PDP11 virtual hardware environment running on Windows (Server OS preferred bu not required).
PDP11 System Cross Platform Hardware Virtualization
The PDP11 System emulator will provide a fully binary compatible PDP11 virtual hardware environment running on Windows (Server OS preferred but not required).
This will support the following models of PDP11 Systems:-
- PDP11/93 – Q Bus
- PDP11/94 – Unibus
However, further model types can be emulated so that the Virtual PDP11 will appear to be exactly the same hardware type as the original physical system.
This provides the ability to move applications from old PDP11 System hardware onto new Intel x64 servers and blades, without any code or operational process changes, thereby reducing floor space, power consumption and maintenance costs. It can make the application much more portable and resilient running within a modern SAN environment.
PDP11 CPU & System
The legacy PDP11 emulator software layer presents almost all virtual on board devices to the upper layer, from the PDP11 operating system in use, to the applications.
The Emulator works well with mainstream virtualization solutions and products like VMware, Oracle VM, etc.
The PDP11 Emulator utilises unique dynamic instruction translation technology (i.e., DIT) to improve runtime PDP11 instruction execution speed. The emulated PDP11 will run many times faster than the original PDP11 hardware.
Tristate can provide a complete solution
- migration onto your own server or virtualised environment
- full migration consultancy to move from the physical System to the emulated System
- ongoing support services for the whole emulator environment
running on either Windows or Linux
Benefits of Emulation
- Absolutely no code/program changes
- More resilient disks and power supplies
- Higher performance
- Lower power consumption
- Lower cooling costs
- Gigabit Ethernet connections
- Modern backup system
- Run on Windows
- Smaller footprint
- Virtualised enviroment (VMware, Hyper-V, Oracle-VM)
Tristate can also provide various evaluation options, which can be considered to be a Full DR test, as a system will be restored from your normal media. An evaluation can often highlight issues with the restore process that can be resolved prior to requiring an emergency restore.