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1 Other Stromasys Cross-platform hardware virtualization solutions Stromasys Product Management Paris, October 11 th – 12 th, 2011

2 Contents CHARON open Application Program Interface (CHAPI) CHARON-PDP – a replacement for Digital PDP- 11 systems Examples of products and devices developed with CHAPI FutureVAX CHARON-VAX for Integrity

3 CHARON API (CHAPI) functionality

4 Using CHAPI CHAPI is designed to allow the development of virtual QBUS and UNIBUS devices that could be attached to CHARON without changing anything in the CHARON itself. Detailed documentation and custom project help is available form Stromasys

5 DEC PDP-11 Virtualization – challenge Sold by DEC between 1970 and 1997 First real time process control computer in the industry sold in large quantities; Several operating systems by DEC and others: DOS/BATCH, IAS, P/OS, CAPS-11, RT-11, RSX-11, RSTS/E, Ultrix-11, ANDOS, MKDOS, CSIDOS, TRIPOS, MUMPS, Unix V7, BSD, DEMOS (Soviet Union), Rumor (ABB) RSX-11: Real time process control OS with preemptive task scheduling Hardware Components: CPU: 16bit, (50/60Hz); RAM: up to 4MB Internal busses: Qbus, UNIbus, Massbus Storage: MSCP and SCSI devices, disks and tapes (up to 1GB) Network: DECNET 10Mbps; Asynchronous serial lines: modems/PLCs, 9.6Kbps; Synchronous serial lines: 256Kbps

6 DEC PDP-11 Virtualization – solution Stromasys Product: CHARON-PDP11 for Windows XP Designed for real process control environment (steel and oil manufacturing, train/air traffic control, etc). Complete CPU/Memory mathematical model Virtual SCSI/MSCP controllers and disks/tapes; virtual network Accurate virtual Qbus/UNIbus implementation with Open CHARON API (CHAPI): – Bus request emulation – Bus Device registers and memory space virtualization – Timed registers and memory space read/write – DMA transfer emulation Supporting PCI-2-Qbus adapters for connecting Qbus hardware Indistinguishable for real hardware by guest operating system Managed performance: slowing the virtual system down accordingly Industry standard hosting hardware (x64 compatible systems)

7 DRV11-WA Virtualization - challenge Customer: Hitachi, Tokyo, Japan Original System: DEC VAX with DRV11-WA parallel I/O interface to unspecified process control devices Software: VAX/VMS with unspecified process control application Client was unwilling to disclose process control devices specifications and software application details

8 DRV11-WA Virtualization - solution Challenge: DRV11-WA is a Qbus device (cannot be installed in a modern x64 system); it is a synchronous device (I/O timings and signal profiles are critical) Stromasys Product: CHARON-VAX/XM Plus for Windows emulating customer’s VAX without DRV11-WA Synchronous lines interface for DRV11-WA replacement: PCI Sensoray Model 621 adapter (TTL Digital I/O, 72 channels) Custom development: virtual DRV11-WA software and PCI to Qbus converter between CHARON-VAX and Sensoray adapter; Development process: because of the customer’s decision not to provide Stromasys with process control details, they provided Stromasys with sync lines analyzer diagrams after every test run Result: solution delivered in 1 calendar year time (approx. 6 FTE months development time); virtual systems deployed on standard x64 compatible hardware

9 IAV1S-xx (DAC/ADC) Virtualization A request from France Original System: PDP-11/93 with about 20 IAV1S-AA, IAV1S-B adapters (DAC/ADC) Software: RSX with car engine gas emission testing stand process control and diagnostic software Hardware replacement: Sensoray 2601, 2604 Ethernet DAC/ADC Custom development: virtual IAV1S-xx mapped to physical Sensoray adapters Stromasys Product: CHARON-PDP for Windows Result: developed, tested in house, but had not been tested yet in production environment

10 DEC DPV11, DRV11 Virtualization Client: unknown military unit, unknown, Sweden Original System: PDP-11/94 running RT11 with DPV11 (synchronous serial lines adapter) and DRV11 (parallel I/O interface) Hardware replacement: Sealevel-5102 PCI Sync/Async Digital I/O adapter; Sensoray 621 adapter Challenge: no access to customer site or data; all information out of the site only transmitted by phone. Custom development: virtual DPV11 mapped to physical Sealevel adapter; DRV11 mapped to Sensoray 621 Stromasys Product: CHARON-TB for Windows Result: accepted by amazed client who didn’t expect Stromasys to succeed in such conditions

11 FutureVAX 3600 (aka MIKADO) is the solution of choice when you need to replace MicroVAX systems that contains Qbus devices that have no modern equivalent to replace them. FutureVAX 3600 includes a PCI to Qbus adapter that enables you to preserve your existing Qbus adapters and the devices attached. It is delivered as a combined hardware + software package, ready to be plugged in FutureVAX

12 The following products: CHARON-VAX/3198 version 1.3 CHARON-VAX/4705 version 1.3 CHARON-VAX/6610, /6620, and /6630 version 1.3 are available for customers until end of 2011 willing to stay on Integrity platform running OpenVMS versions 8.3-1H1 and 8.4. It emulates up to 3 VAX CPUs, supports multi instance, and provides performance up to 170 VUPs CHARON-VAX for OpenVMS Integrity

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