There are several ways to virtualize your VAX applications. Virtualization allows you to run your VAX/VMS, Ultrix, BSD, VAXELN and Xinu applications on modern hardware.

Modern hardware means that you do not have to spend hours searching e-bay for used parts or paying HP hundreds or even thousands of dollars to have someone show up at your door who might remember what a VAX looked like. Modern hardware also means that you CPU and I/O will be faster than any hardware VAX built.

Here are the current Virtual VAX products available;

Product

Support/Cost

Performance/Cost

Notes

CHARON-VAX

9-5x5 - $$
7x24 - $$$

Normal Speed - $$
High Speed - $$$

Supported but expensive, developed in Russia now maintained in China

SIMH

None

Slow - free

Free but not supported, developed and maintained by Bob Supnik

vtVAX

9-5x5 - $
7x24 - $$

Normal Speed - $
High Speed - $$

Supported and reasonably priced, developed and maintained in North America

                      $   = Low Cost
                      $$  = Medium Cost
                      $$$ = High Cost

If you would like more information about any of these products then go to the Contact page and let us know what your questions are.