Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 10215 from 2003/5/22
>>> Power 9 [...] could run existing MorphOS with no alteration
>> using QEMU's mac99 virtualization with KVM-PR, that is.
> Or other virtualizations. I'd like to see something emulating a P5040 based X5000.
Existing mac99 virtualization is fully sufficient and can run AltiVec binaries. X5000 virtualization, beside not yet existing, couldn't. What advantages would it have for running MorphOS?
>>> while providing a multitude of additional threads that could run a more
>>> advanced little endian 64 based box (better than a X64 version)
>> Why not run this potential little-endian PPC64 version of MorphOS
>> on bare metal (PowerNV) instead of boxed?
> Everything on Power4-9 runs with the hypervisor enabled
Yet, a host OS that runs directly on PowerNV (i.e non-virtualized) with access to OPAL is not running in a 'box', at least according to my understanding of the term. Otherwise, it'd be hard to distinguish such host OS from virtualized guest environments.
Edit: clarifying quote:
"there is no hypervisor under Linux when we're using the powernv platform, Linux *is* the hypervisor.
>>> no doubt OS4 as well as all we would need would be P50X0 emulation,
>>> or better yet e6500 core emulation
>> OS4 doesn't run on e6500.
> No, but MorphOS could
...as could OS4 ;-)
> about eight times the bandwidth per lane, with Tabor (and Samantha)
> only supplying 4 PCIe lanes to the video card while Blackbird's
> expansion slots provide 8 or 16 lanes. In other words, a potential
> of almost 16 times the bandwidth.
Even 32 times with 16 lanes on POWER9 :-)[ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 14.03.2019 - 12:52 ]