The HP3000 minicomputer was the primary system I programmed from 1978 until 1993 when I moved into networking. I have so many fond memories of that system. I knew the hardware and software backward and forward. I was fortunate enough to have access to the operating system (MPE) source code so I really knew what made it tick. Let’s just say I was a serious HP3000 nerd!
Here is the HP3000 Series III that I used in the 1980’s:
The No Smoking sign was NECESSARY (and often ignored). We had several programmers that smoked like chimneys and they had no trouble sitting at the console while puffing away.
Any way, SIMH has recently added the HP3000 Classic architecture (16 bit stack-oriented) to their list of simulations.
I slogged through building a system and then adding several programs that are really necessary to use it such as PCLINK and QUAD.
Below is a link to a zip file that is my running HP3000 environment. You just need to unzip it into c:\hp3000Sim, and run the hp.bat file to bring the simulation up.
You will also find my HP3000 simh setup notes.pdf which explains how I made the changes I made (such as getting the PCLINK file transfer program installed). It also includes some usage notes and notes about the games that I installed as well.
Jul 2019 Update:
You find an alternative method of transferring files from a real HP3000 to the SIMH HP3000 here: