Home > OS News > OpenVMS x86-64 port achieves first DIR command OpenVMS x86-64 port achieves first DIR command Submitted by uridium 2019-05-23 OS News 2 Comments VSI is porting OpenVMS to x86-64. The company has done a lot of work, and it is beginning to bear fruit. Recently they’ve managed to boot the kernel and perform a DIR command. Grand steps indeed. Truly amazing work! About The Author uridium 2 Comments 2019-05-24 1:44 am Johann Chua Sweet. We had Vax machines at De La Salle University’s College of Computer Science. 2019-05-24 2:47 pm javiercero1 Cool that they’re porting to another architecture. But I wonder if there is a customer base large enough to support the porting effort commercially once they are done. All serious commercial sw development on OpenVMS ceased long ago. And other than support contracts its basically EOLd as a platform, regardless on which processor it runs on.