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Arul jegan

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 5:31 pm
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What is simulator
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TopNotch

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 10:25 pm
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Simulator is PC based software to simulate actual MAINFRAME working environment. Simulator has its own limitaions in the sense that it cannot work exactly like actual mainframes. Simulator is used mostly for training new comers.
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 3:59 am
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Simulator is a kind of Open Source Mainframe. Using simulators it's possible to simulate the Mainframe environment in a PC. Simulator simulates a virtual platform to run mainframe OS & some mainframe application software in the PC. But don't expect the speed, reliability, security & parallelism.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 6:42 am
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If you just want to learn about s/390 and zseries check out Hercules which is free (but can only officially run public domain operating systems like MVT and an early VM or any of the 390 versions of Linux).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:20 pm
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I am using the Hercules simulator, but there is not ISPF, who can tell me which simulator has ISPF software in it? Thanks very much!!
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worthy2005

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:03 am
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Thank you very much! I input "MVSBench Simulator" in the Google Search Engin but found nothing. Would u plz give me the exact links and info where to download and install this simulator. Thank u!
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priya

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:51 am
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MVS worKbench simulator is not free. It' s available in the CD provided by this site.
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worthy2005

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:31 am
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How much is it? But I'm in Shanghai, China, and this CD is only available in India, right?
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:37 pm
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Dear Friend,

Have you tried to install the free simulator:

www.ibiblio.org/jmaynard/turnkey-mvs-3.zip
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:09 pm
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Simulator makes you feel that ur PC is a Mainframe server & u can do ur applications like CICS DB2 as you can do it in ESA machine If u install it only.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:17 pm
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sivaram.ch wrote:
Simulator makes you feel that ur PC is a Mainframe server & u can do ur applications like CICS DB2 as you can do it in ESA machine If u install it only.
I installed it & not much used.It is available from MICROFOCUS .
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gauravsaxena

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:23 pm
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are these mainframes readily available in the market? if so which companies deal in these solutions and how how much would these software cost?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:24 pm
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thanks but what is the approximate cost of these?
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malli

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:00 pm
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hi
nice to give things about simulator
how much is it useful for new comers
thnq
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mikeym

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:32 pm
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priya wrote:
You cannot get ISPF environment in Herculas. Try Microfocus or MVSBench Simulators.


Sorry, but it is possible to get ISPF software on Hercules...
Hercules is an emulator for an IBM machine.
You can put any IBM code on it and theoretically, it should run as it would on a real MF machine.
If you want ISPF on Hercules...copy the ISPF files to your emulator and run as usual.
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worthy2005

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:26 pm
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I've got a IBM Demopkg mainframe simulator which has many software in it such as ISPF.
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sivakumarc

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:06 am
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hi

can i able to download any software that can execute jcl program.
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parikshit123

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:00 pm
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priya wrote:
MVSBench Simulator is not Free. it' s available in the CD provided by this site.


Priya, can you confirm that its available on CD provided by this site? (a PM will do.)
does that include ISPF and can I run JCL on that?
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Pankaj Pai

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:42 pm
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mcmillan wrote:
Jegan,

Code:
Simulator is an Open Mainframe. Now it is possible to simulate the Mainframe system even in a PC. But the speed & parallelism are very poor. They exactly run All mainframe OS & Software in cheaper Cost.


Please visit www.openmainframe.com
for more details.


can you give me the exact link from where you downloaded the simulator
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:53 pm
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Try this:

The Hercules System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture Emulator
www.conmicro.cx/hercules/

Volker Bandke's: User Documentation Effort
www.bsp-gmbh.com/hercules/

The MVS Tur(n)key System, Version 3

www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/

-- You can download from here:
www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/tk3_faq.html
www.ibiblio.org/jmaynard/turnkey-mvs-3.zip (ISO Image)


Also Visit this site for hercules manuals:

www.jaymoseley.com/hercules/

And for the OS, you need to buy a license from ibm.com
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tsantosh

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:38 pm
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I have bought the CD from mainframesindia site and got MVS workbench simulator. I was able to install it and am able to open TRITUS editor which gives a feel of ispf. Can anyone tell me how to compile and run programs in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:42 pm
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I'm interested in development and coding in cobol-cics types program. Currently, I'm working in support for CICS system and I don't want to loose my touch with cobol-cics program, so can you guide me what to do?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:03 pm
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I got a simulator software from the CDs of mainframesindia.com. Somehow managed to run cobol+db2. I will greatly appreciate if some one help me to run cics program by using any simulator they provide.
Thanks a lot for helping and support.
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mnnarayankar

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:41 pm
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Can anyone ping me the details of simulator?
I mean how to install on desktop computer without internet.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:52 pm
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I just hope you've gone through the entire thread - specially, the post from Mcmillian.
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