As Mark Twain famously wrote, “…the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”. So with OpenVMS.
VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the worldwide availability of VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 (Maynard Release) operating system for HPE Integrity servers. The Maynard Release is the second by VSI. The new OS is compatible with HPE Integrity servers running the latest Intel Itanium 9500 series processor, as well as most prior generations of the Itanium processor family. VSI also reconfirmed plans to offer OpenVMS on x86-based servers.
“This second release reaffirms our long-term commitment to the OpenVMS platform, and builds upon our highly successful first release of OpenVMS in June of 2015,” said Duane P. Harris, CEO of VMS Software. “It is the first of many exciting improvements planned for OpenVMS, including future updates to the file system, TCP/IP, and other major improvements that we look forward to sharing with our customers as we work our way through the planned roadmap.”
Such a fine o/s that underpins a lot of the world, even today. I’m keeping an eye on this.
Immortality is mission critical software dependent on legacy technology.
Glad to see OpenVMS continue. I’m hoping we do get X64 support, as I’d love to run it on some of my hardware instead of just emulation.