An open source System/370, ESA/390 and 64-bit z/Architecture emulator for Linux, Windows (98, NT, 2000, and XP), Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X (10.3 and later).
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An open source System/370, ESA/390 and 64-bit z/Architecture emulator for Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X.
MVS version of Vasilis Vlachoudis awesome REXX implementation. Maintained by Mike Grossmann.
A graphical user interface (GUI), Windows front-end for Hercules, with screenshots and free download. See also, the Hyperion link at the bottom of this page for information on the Hercules 4.x (Hyperion) version of the Hercules emulator. Mirror site (may not list the most recent software versions): https://hercgui.pedroramos.com/
A freely available 31-bit C mainframe standalone compiler designed to run on MVS (z/OS back to at least MVS 3.8j), CMS (z/VM and predecessors) and VSE (z/VSE back to DOS/VS R34). Software, documentation and links to related software is available. Site maintained by Paul Edwards.
Discussion on anything related to the CBT-TAPE free user supported IBM mainframe software. Website: http://cbttape.org/ This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cbt-tape/info in January 2020.
Discussion on anything related to the Michigan Terminal System (MTS) operating system software. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/H390-MTS/info in January 2020.
Discussion group for users of the MVS Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/H390-MVS/info in January 2020.
Discussion group for users of the VM Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/H390-VM/info in January 2020.
Discussion group for users of the Hercules System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture mainframe emulator. Websites: http://www.hercules-390.eu/ http://hercules-390.github.io/html/ http://sdl-hercules-390.github.io/html/ This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hercules-390/info in January 2020.
Current discussion group for users of the OS/380 family of operating systems (MVS/380, VM/380, VSE/380) utilizing a patched version of the Hercules mainframe emulator (enabling MVS 3.8 limited 31-bit capabilities). Includes discussion of C tools adapted for use on all MVS platforms, MVS 3.8 through z/OS as well as all VM platforms. All computer related questions and topics are welcome and encouraged. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hercules-os380/info in January 2020.
Current discussion group for users of the Turnkey MVS System, including the latest incarnation of the Hercules Turnkey System, TK4-, utilizing the Hercules mainframe emulator. Warning and disclaimer: Membership in and content posted in this group is strictly monitored. Deviance from the moderators' beliefs and direction may be grounds for expulsion. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/turnkey-mvs/info in January 2020.
This is the Computer History Wiki ('CHWiki', for short), a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can join in order to edit.
Ongoing documentation project.
Source code repository containing a historical record of the evolution of the Hercules mainframe virtualization platform, tracking each release from 1999 to the present day.
Source code repository for the production-quality version (release 3.xx) of the Hercules mainframe virtualization platform.
Source code repository for the Hyperion release of Hercules.
Source code repository maintained by an active Hercules developer, "Fish". The SoftDevLabs (SDL) version of the Hercules 4.0 Hyperion System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture Emulator. Forked from the Hyperion release of Hercules 4.0. Active as of: 2/2020.
A Hercules graphical user interface (GUI) front-end for Linux and Mac OS X, with screenshots and free downloads.
Documentation repository for the Hercules emulator. Site maintained by Peter Glanzmann.
Hercules Mainframe Emulator - Mirror of the former official site, http://www.hercules-390.org/ and source archive - Contains v3.07 binaries and source archives, v3.07 and prior. Maintained by Jan Jaeger.
This is official web page for Hercules version 4.0, working titled "Hyperion", the development version of Hercules. Hyperion is developed and supported by a small group of volunteers. Many links to other Hercules related resources can also be found at this link.
This is the official web page for the SoftDevLabs maintained version of the original 4.0 version of the hercules-390 mainframe emulator, code named "Hyperion". This version of Hercules is the SoftDevLabs development version of the Hercules emulator containing bleeding edge changes made by "Fish" (David B. Trout) and others to address bugs that may or may not still exist in the original version or to add new features and functionality above and beyond what exists in the original version.
A Timeline and Brief Explanation For the IBM System/360 and Beyond including the Hercules Emulator [PDF]
This site will walk you through the installation of DOS/360, an early IBM mainframe operating system.
An integrated graphical front-end to the Hercules S/370, ESA/390 and z/Architecture Emulator. Written by Oleh Yuschuk.
Provides instructions on installing and using Hercules, as well as archives of source code, JCL, and instructions on installing and using several of the IBM mainframe operating systems and many language compilers for the System/360-390 family of mainframes.
A CICS-like transaction processing system for Hercules. Site includes CICS documentation reference links and a free download.
A website devoted to exploring the MTS operating system and getting it up and running under Hercules.
Collect, share, and save information about the Michigan Terminal System (MTS). A comprehensive site with resources to help get MTS up and running under Hercules.
The Multi-User System for Interactive Computing / System Product is an operating system, similar in some ways to Unix. MUSIC/SP was written by McGill University in Montreal, and has a history dating back to around 1969.
Tommy Sprinkle's MVS 3.8 documentation for Hercules.
Documentation for the Hercules and MVS 3.8 environment on a PC.
An update to Volker Bandke's Tur(n)key 3 (TK3) System by Jürgen Winkelmann - OS/VS2 MVS 3.8j Service Level 8505 - Tur(n)key Level 4- Version 1.00, update 08 - Explains how to access the publicly available online demo system as well as a link to the downloadable distribution packages. Original release date: November 2013. Update 08 released: September 26, 2016.
The MVS Dynamic Debug Tool is a client/server debugging tool for MVS 3.8 running under Hercules. Written and supported by Shelby Beach.
Download links for a ready to install turnkey package consisting of a combination of Hercules and MVS 3.8j (both, circa 2002) and extensive Cookbook documentation. (Alternate locations to download the TK3 CD image: http://www.jaymoseley.com/hercules/downloads/archives/turnkey-mvs-3.zip -or- ftp://www.cbttape.org/pub/cdimages/MVS_Turnkey_Volker_V3.zip) - Note: TK4- by Jürgen Winkelmann (see above), is a more up to date, turnkey implementation.
The family of freely-available 31-bit mainframe operating systems which currently includes MVS/380, VM/380 and VSE/380. Software, documentation and links to related software is available. Site maintained by Paul Edwards.
Instructions documented by Malcolm Beattie.
OS/360-MVT 21.8F customized for use with APL\360 Version 1 Modification Level 1 by Jürgen Winkelmann - IBM APL\360 source code is also needed and can be downloaded from http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-apl-programming-language-source-code/
Updated version of the Stanford Pascal Compiler designed to run on VM/370 Rel. 6 under the Hercules emulator. It should also run on today's z/VM and some, or all flavors of z/OS, a.k.a. MVS too, however it has not been tested on those operating systems. Currently supported by Bernd Oppolzer.
An introduction to getting IBM's OS/360 operating system loaded and running on the Hercules emulator for the System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture systems. Tutorial created by Jay Maynard. Obtain IBM OS/360 software from: http://www.ibiblio.org/jmaynard/
MVS 3.8, OS/390 and z/OS program products and technical services including system software development. Includes download links and documentation. This site is the home of REVIEW, a software product which rivals IBM's licensed ISPF/PDF software product.
RPF is a software product, which runs on TSO under the operating systems of MVS, MVS/380, MVS/XA, MVS/ESA, OS/390 and z/OS on S/370, S/390 and z/Series mainframes, both real and emulated. It can be compared to IBM's ISPF/PDF software product, but can be run without a vendor software license.
A presentation at SHARE 97, 25 July 2001, Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Jay Maynard of Global MAINTECH Corp. Looks in detail at OS/360, VM/370 and MVS Version 3.8. Prior link: http://tech-insider.org/open-source-software/research/acrobat/010725-a.pdf [PDF]
A presentation at SHARE 99, 20 August 2002, San Francisco, California, by Jay Maynard of Global MAINTECH Corp. An overview of running vintage and modern (circa 2002) operating systems under the Hercules emulator. [PDF]
A presentation at SHARE 100, 27 February 2003, Dallas, Texas, by Jay Maynard of Global MAINTECH Corp. An overview of running vintage and modern (circa 2003) operating systems under the Hercules emulator [PDF]
A presentation at SHARE 108, 15 February 2007, Tampa, Florida, by Jay Maynard of Savail Consulting, Inc. An overview of running vintage and modern (circa 2007) operating systems under the Hercules emulator. This document includes Powerpoint slides with the presenter's notes. [PDF]
A presentation at SHARE 112, 5 March 2009, Austin, Texas, by Jay Maynard of Savail Consulting, Inc. Explores the addition of 31-bit architecture into MVS 3.8j. [PDF]
Resource links and documentation for Hercules and MVS Turnkey v3 from Tim Pinkawa.
A page of links to public domain versions of MVS and CMS and supporting software, such as Hercules and terminal emulation software.
Vintage IBM Manuals for MVS/370, VM/370, OS/360. Temporary alternate link: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hercules-os380/files/Vintage_Manuals.html
A collection of, and links to resources useful for installing and running public domain IBM emulated hardware and software.
Background, performance and controversy with IBM. [Wikipedia]
Former discussion group on anything related to the CBT-TAPE free user supported IBM mainframe software. Website: http://cbttape.org/ This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/cbt-tape in January 2020.
Former discussion group on anything related to the Michigan Terminal System (MTS) operating system software. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/H390-MTS in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the MVS Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/H390-MVS/ in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the VM Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/h390-vm in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the Hercules ESA/390 mainframe emulator. This group migrated to: https://hercules-390.groups.io/g/group in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the OS/380 family of operating systems (MVS/380, VM/380, VSE/380) utilizing a patched version of the Hercules mainframe emulator (enabling MVS 3.8 limited 31-bit capabilities). Includes discussion of C tools adapted for use on all MVS platforms, MVS 3.8 through z/OS as well as all VM platforms. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/hercules-os380/ in January 2020.
Support for Hercules Studio GUI for the Hercules system/390 emulator. The GUI itself can be downloaded from http://www.jacobdekel.com/hercstudio/
Former discussion group for users of the Turnkey MVS System utilizing the Hercules mainframe emulator. Warning and disclaimer: Membership in and content posted in this group is strictly monitored. Deviance from the moderators' beliefs and direction may be grounds for expulsion. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/turnkey-mvs in January 2020.
Extensive demonstration videos including explanations on how to install and operate MVS 3.8 and TK4- under the Hercules emulator.
An open source System/370, ESA/390 and 64-bit z/Architecture emulator for Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X.
Discussion on anything related to the CBT-TAPE free user supported IBM mainframe software. Website: http://cbttape.org/ This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/cbt-tape/info in January 2020.
Current discussion group for users of the Turnkey MVS System, including the latest incarnation of the Hercules Turnkey System, TK4-, utilizing the Hercules mainframe emulator. Warning and disclaimer: Membership in and content posted in this group is strictly monitored. Deviance from the moderators' beliefs and direction may be grounds for expulsion. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/turnkey-mvs/info in January 2020.
Current discussion group for users of the OS/380 family of operating systems (MVS/380, VM/380, VSE/380) utilizing a patched version of the Hercules mainframe emulator (enabling MVS 3.8 limited 31-bit capabilities). Includes discussion of C tools adapted for use on all MVS platforms, MVS 3.8 through z/OS as well as all VM platforms. All computer related questions and topics are welcome and encouraged. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hercules-os380/info in January 2020.
Former discussion group on anything related to the CBT-TAPE free user supported IBM mainframe software. Website: http://cbttape.org/ This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/cbt-tape in January 2020.
Discussion group for users of the VM Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/H390-VM/info in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the MVS Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/H390-MVS/ in January 2020.
Discussion group for users of the Hercules System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture mainframe emulator. Websites: http://www.hercules-390.eu/ http://hercules-390.github.io/html/ http://sdl-hercules-390.github.io/html/ This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hercules-390/info in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the Hercules ESA/390 mainframe emulator. This group migrated to: https://hercules-390.groups.io/g/group in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the VM Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/h390-vm in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the OS/380 family of operating systems (MVS/380, VM/380, VSE/380) utilizing a patched version of the Hercules mainframe emulator (enabling MVS 3.8 limited 31-bit capabilities). Includes discussion of C tools adapted for use on all MVS platforms, MVS 3.8 through z/OS as well as all VM platforms. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/hercules-os380/ in January 2020.
Former discussion group for users of the Turnkey MVS System utilizing the Hercules mainframe emulator. Warning and disclaimer: Membership in and content posted in this group is strictly monitored. Deviance from the moderators' beliefs and direction may be grounds for expulsion. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/turnkey-mvs in January 2020.
Discussion group for users of the MVS Operating System running under Hercules. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/H390-MVS/info in January 2020.
Discussion on anything related to the Michigan Terminal System (MTS) operating system software. This group migrated from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/H390-MTS/info in January 2020.
Former discussion group on anything related to the Michigan Terminal System (MTS) operating system software. This group migrated to: https://groups.io/g/H390-MTS in January 2020.
Source code repository maintained by an active Hercules developer, "Fish". The SoftDevLabs (SDL) version of the Hercules 4.0 Hyperion System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture Emulator. Forked from the Hyperion release of Hercules 4.0. Active as of: 2/2020.
This is official web page for Hercules version 4.0, working titled "Hyperion", the development version of Hercules. Hyperion is developed and supported by a small group of volunteers. Many links to other Hercules related resources can also be found at this link.
This is the official web page for the SoftDevLabs maintained version of the original 4.0 version of the hercules-390 mainframe emulator, code named "Hyperion". This version of Hercules is the SoftDevLabs development version of the Hercules emulator containing bleeding edge changes made by "Fish" (David B. Trout) and others to address bugs that may or may not still exist in the original version or to add new features and functionality above and beyond what exists in the original version.
A page of links to public domain versions of MVS and CMS and supporting software, such as Hercules and terminal emulation software.
Vintage IBM Manuals for MVS/370, VM/370, OS/360. Temporary alternate link: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hercules-os380/files/Vintage_Manuals.html
A Timeline and Brief Explanation For the IBM System/360 and Beyond including the Hercules Emulator [PDF]
Extensive demonstration videos including explanations on how to install and operate MVS 3.8 and TK4- under the Hercules emulator.
MVS version of Vasilis Vlachoudis awesome REXX implementation. Maintained by Mike Grossmann.
A Hercules graphical user interface (GUI) front-end for Linux and Mac OS X, with screenshots and free downloads.
Support for Hercules Studio GUI for the Hercules system/390 emulator. The GUI itself can be downloaded from http://www.jacobdekel.com/hercstudio/
An update to Volker Bandke's Tur(n)key 3 (TK3) System by Jürgen Winkelmann - OS/VS2 MVS 3.8j Service Level 8505 - Tur(n)key Level 4- Version 1.00, update 08 - Explains how to access the publicly available online demo system as well as a link to the downloadable distribution packages. Original release date: November 2013. Update 08 released: September 26, 2016.
RPF is a software product, which runs on TSO under the operating systems of MVS, MVS/380, MVS/XA, MVS/ESA, OS/390 and z/OS on S/370, S/390 and z/Series mainframes, both real and emulated. It can be compared to IBM's ISPF/PDF software product, but can be run without a vendor software license.
MVS 3.8, OS/390 and z/OS program products and technical services including system software development. Includes download links and documentation. This site is the home of REVIEW, a software product which rivals IBM's licensed ISPF/PDF software product.
A presentation at SHARE 108, 15 February 2007, Tampa, Florida, by Jay Maynard of Savail Consulting, Inc. An overview of running vintage and modern (circa 2007) operating systems under the Hercules emulator. This document includes Powerpoint slides with the presenter's notes. [PDF]
A presentation at SHARE 112, 5 March 2009, Austin, Texas, by Jay Maynard of Savail Consulting, Inc. Explores the addition of 31-bit architecture into MVS 3.8j. [PDF]
A presentation at SHARE 97, 25 July 2001, Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Jay Maynard of Global MAINTECH Corp. Looks in detail at OS/360, VM/370 and MVS Version 3.8. Prior link: http://tech-insider.org/open-source-software/research/acrobat/010725-a.pdf [PDF]
A graphical user interface (GUI), Windows front-end for Hercules, with screenshots and free download. See also, the Hyperion link at the bottom of this page for information on the Hercules 4.x (Hyperion) version of the Hercules emulator. Mirror site (may not list the most recent software versions): https://hercgui.pedroramos.com/
A presentation at SHARE 99, 20 August 2002, San Francisco, California, by Jay Maynard of Global MAINTECH Corp. An overview of running vintage and modern (circa 2002) operating systems under the Hercules emulator. [PDF]
A presentation at SHARE 100, 27 February 2003, Dallas, Texas, by Jay Maynard of Global MAINTECH Corp. An overview of running vintage and modern (circa 2003) operating systems under the Hercules emulator [PDF]
This is the Computer History Wiki ('CHWiki', for short), a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can join in order to edit.
The Multi-User System for Interactive Computing / System Product is an operating system, similar in some ways to Unix. MUSIC/SP was written by McGill University in Montreal, and has a history dating back to around 1969.
Download links for a ready to install turnkey package consisting of a combination of Hercules and MVS 3.8j (both, circa 2002) and extensive Cookbook documentation. (Alternate locations to download the TK3 CD image: http://www.jaymoseley.com/hercules/downloads/archives/turnkey-mvs-3.zip -or- ftp://www.cbttape.org/pub/cdimages/MVS_Turnkey_Volker_V3.zip) - Note: TK4- by Jürgen Winkelmann (see above), is a more up to date, turnkey implementation.
This site will walk you through the installation of DOS/360, an early IBM mainframe operating system.
A website devoted to exploring the MTS operating system and getting it up and running under Hercules.
Collect, share, and save information about the Michigan Terminal System (MTS). A comprehensive site with resources to help get MTS up and running under Hercules.
An introduction to getting IBM's OS/360 operating system loaded and running on the Hercules emulator for the System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture systems. Tutorial created by Jay Maynard. Obtain IBM OS/360 software from: http://www.ibiblio.org/jmaynard/
Instructions documented by Malcolm Beattie.
Updated version of the Stanford Pascal Compiler designed to run on VM/370 Rel. 6 under the Hercules emulator. It should also run on today's z/VM and some, or all flavors of z/OS, a.k.a. MVS too, however it has not been tested on those operating systems. Currently supported by Bernd Oppolzer.
The MVS Dynamic Debug Tool is a client/server debugging tool for MVS 3.8 running under Hercules. Written and supported by Shelby Beach.
Source code repository for the Hyperion release of Hercules.
Source code repository containing a historical record of the evolution of the Hercules mainframe virtualization platform, tracking each release from 1999 to the present day.
Source code repository for the production-quality version (release 3.xx) of the Hercules mainframe virtualization platform.
Documentation repository for the Hercules emulator. Site maintained by Peter Glanzmann.
A collection of, and links to resources useful for installing and running public domain IBM emulated hardware and software.
OS/360-MVT 21.8F customized for use with APL\360 Version 1 Modification Level 1 by Jürgen Winkelmann - IBM APL\360 source code is also needed and can be downloaded from http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-apl-programming-language-source-code/
Hercules Mainframe Emulator - Mirror of the former official site, http://www.hercules-390.org/ and source archive - Contains v3.07 binaries and source archives, v3.07 and prior. Maintained by Jan Jaeger.
Background, performance and controversy with IBM. [Wikipedia]
Tommy Sprinkle's MVS 3.8 documentation for Hercules.
Resource links and documentation for Hercules and MVS Turnkey v3 from Tim Pinkawa.
An integrated graphical front-end to the Hercules S/370, ESA/390 and z/Architecture Emulator. Written by Oleh Yuschuk.
Documentation for the Hercules and MVS 3.8 environment on a PC.
The family of freely-available 31-bit mainframe operating systems which currently includes MVS/380, VM/380 and VSE/380. Software, documentation and links to related software is available. Site maintained by Paul Edwards.
Provides instructions on installing and using Hercules, as well as archives of source code, JCL, and instructions on installing and using several of the IBM mainframe operating systems and many language compilers for the System/360-390 family of mainframes.
Ongoing documentation project.
A freely available 31-bit C mainframe standalone compiler designed to run on MVS (z/OS back to at least MVS 3.8j), CMS (z/VM and predecessors) and VSE (z/VSE back to DOS/VS R34). Software, documentation and links to related software is available. Site maintained by Paul Edwards.
A CICS-like transaction processing system for Hercules. Site includes CICS documentation reference links and a free download.
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