VAX is the name (short for 'Virtual Address eXtension') for a family of computers from DEC. They were the successors to the PDP-11 series of minicomputers.
The following Operating Systems are known to run on the VAX.
There are 2 well known simulators for the VAX.
New Emulator Hardware
- VAX - documentation at Bitsavers
- VAX Hardware Handbook Volume 1
- VAX Hardware Handbook Volume 2
- Processor charts
- Summary of 11/VAX Architecture - an interesting insight into very early (September, 1974) thinking
- Basic Product Strategy - Bell's original strategy document (November,1978) on the VAX
- What Have We Learned from the PDF’-11 - What We Have Learned from VAX and Alpha
- A Retrospective on What We Have Learned From the PDP-11: What Else Did We Need to Know That Could Have Been Useful in the Design of the VAX-11 to Make Alpha Easier?
- JFO (Joe Ossanna) Notes on 32-bit VAX
|v • d • e VAX Computers and Operating Systems|
| VAX-11/7xx (including VAX 86x0) - VAX-11/780 • VAX-11/785 • VAX-11/750 • VAX-11/730 • VAX 8600 • VAX 8650
VAX 8000 series (excluding VAX 86x0) - VAX 82xx/83xx series • VAX 85x0/8700/88xx series
(Many types below may also come in the form of VAXserver and VAXstation models.)
MicroVAXen - MicroVAX I • MicroVAX II • MicroVAX 2000 • MicroVAX 3100
VAXstation Series - VAXstation I • VAXstation II • VAXstation 3200/3500 • VAXstation 3520/3540 • VAXstation 8000
Late Model VAXen - VAX 4000 series • VAX 6000 series • VAX 7000 series • VAX 9000 series • VAX 10000 series
Special Purpose VAXen - VAXft series • rtVAX series • Infoserver series
Clones - CM 1700 • TPA-11/580