Also, at the recent EverCloud workshop Mahadev Satyanarayanan, my colleague from the long-gone days of the Andrew Project, gave an impressive live demo of C-MU's Olive emulation technology. The most impressive part was that the emulations started almost instantly, despite that fact that they were demand-paging over the hotel's not super-fast Internet.
Emulation is also available as a cloud service (EAAS?):
"Swiss software emulation expert Stromasys has launched a virtualization product that can take vintage VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, PDP-11, and Sparc applications to the cloud."
Peter Bright at Ars Technica reports that The Web is getting its bytecode: WebAssembly:
"And now they're going to get their wish. WebAssembly is a new project being worked on by people from Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, and Apple, to produce a bytecode for the Web.
This was what the Java Virtual Machine was originally intended to provide. The difference here is polyfill:
Developers couldn't be sure that the Java bytecode would run in the browser, they can be sure that wasm bytecode will run.
About 4 hours and the Mini vMac emulator was all it took Nick Lee to get OS7 running on his Apple Watch. Love this image.
martin Anderson at The Stack reports that Major browsers begin journey nearer machine-code performance with WebAssembly:
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