The third release of the HP 3000 Series III simulator is now available from
the Computer History Simulation Project (SIMH) site:
This release adds the cold dump facility. Entering the DUMP command
simulates pressing the ENABLE and DUMP front panel buttons. The contents
of main memory are written to an attached magnetic tape in a format
suitable for analyzing with the DPAN4 program provided with MPE. The new
SET CPU DUMPDEV and SET CPU DUMPCTL options specify the default device
number and control byte for the dump.
Also, the user may simulate a system power loss with the POWER FAIL command
and resume powered operation with the POWER RESTORE command. The SET CPU
ARS/NOARS command determines whether or not MPE automatically restarts when
power is restored.
The full set of new features is listed in the release notes that accompany
the simulator source files. In addition, an updated HP 3000 Simulator
User's Guide that covers the new commands is provided in Microsoft Word
format with the source download and also as a PDF file at:
The preconfigured MPE-V/R disc image available from Bitsavers:
...was not changed for this release.
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