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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    >> Btw, does anybody have news on the P-Cubed?

    > The low cost PPC they were planning?

    Yes, this thing.

    > Do you think Power8 will supplant the PPC?

    No, as the POWER8 *is* a PPC :-)
  • »04.05.14 - 21:55
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    >Yes, this thing.

    Somebody has been spending time studying low cost ARM platforms.

    >No, as the POWER8 *is* a PPC :-)

    A valid point. Power8 is Power.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »04.05.14 - 22:19
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    > http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh042814-story02.html [...]
    > http://www.enterprisetech.com/2014/04/28/inside-google-tyan-power8-server-boards/

    No price mentioned, but OpenPOWER members can now order the SP010 reference board from Tyan:

    http://openpowerfoundation.org/blogs/blogpost1/
  • »17.07.14 - 13:45
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    > OpenPOWER members can now order the SP010 reference board from Tyan

    SP010GM2NR reference board now available from Tyan as complete system (Palmetto GN70-BP010) also for non-members for 2753 USD:

    http://www.tyan.com/newsroom_pressroom_detail.aspx?id=1648
    http://www.tyan.com/campaign/openpower/
  • »09.10.14 - 01:03
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Yasu
    Posts: 1724 from 2012/3/22
    From: Stockholm, Sweden
    Would that computer be even remotely useful in a MorphOS context, hypothetically? It's one thing that it's PPC, all components must nevertheless be port friendly to be useful to us.

    I could see myself buying one to run "MorphOS NG" on it though :-)

    [ Edited by Yasu 22.11.2014 - 01:16 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
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    >> SP010GM2NR reference board now available from Tyan as complete system
    >> (Palmetto GN70-BP010)

    > Would that computer be even remotely useful in a MorphOS context, hypothetically?
    > [...] all components must nevertheless be port friendly to be useful to us.

    Apart from the POWER8 "Turismo" and accompanying Centaur chip from IBM, according to http://www.tyan.com/manuals/SP010_QIG_v1%200.pdf the major on-board peripheral controllers are these:

    - SATA3: Marvell 88SE9235
    - USB3: TI TUSB7340
    - GbE: Broadcom BCM5718

    Given that Ubuntu Linux is the recommended OS for this board/system, there should be open source drivers.
  • »22.11.14 - 02:51
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    In_Correct
    Posts: 245 from 2012/10/14
    From: DFW, TX, USA
    Linux is everywhere like The Plague. Port MorphOS to the new device instead.
    :-) I Support Quark Microkernel. :-D
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    > SP010GM2NR reference board now available from Tyan as complete system
    > (Palmetto GN70-BP010) also for non-members for 2753 USD

    Promotion extended and price increased to 2850 USD:

    http://www.tyan.com/campaign/openpower/
  • »19.02.15 - 20:49
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > PowerCore, I don't recognize that one. Any info?

    "At the center of China’s emerging OpenPOWER-based ecosystem is CP1, the first POWER chip for the China market, from a Chinese chip design company named PowerCore. The first China OpenPOWER system with CP1 will come to market this year. CP1 will be utilized by Zoom Netcom for a new line of servers called RedPower, the first China OpenPOWER two-socket system coming to market in 2015."
    http://openpowerfoundation.org/press-releases/openpower-foundation-technology-leaders-unveil-hardware-solutions-to-deliver-new-server-alternatives/
    http://openpowersummit2015.tumblr.com/factsheet

    "Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. Ltd plans to deliver working versions of its CP1 (below) this summer. It will come in 8-, 10 and 12-core versions, each with a 64K data cache and 32K instruction cache. Like the IBM chip, the CP1 has 96MB of L3 cache, 115GB/s memory bandwidth and can support 32 lanes of PCIe 3.0."
    http://m.eetasia.com/ART_8800710927_480100_NT_1cc78541_3.HTM

    Website: http://www.powercore.com.cn/en/


    Edit: Seems the CP1 has been renamed the HX-C1000.

    [ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 26.08.2023 - 00:21 ]
  • »19.03.15 - 03:50
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    KimmoK
    Posts: 102 from 2003/5/19
    Quote:

    minator wrote:
    Do you think 32 memory slots is enough?


    Yes, when we have 31 bits to address them. (and perhaps some extended mem, LOL!)
    :-x :-P 8-)
  • »31.03.15 - 11:18
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    > "At the center of China’s emerging OpenPOWER-based ecosystem is CP1, the first
    > POWER chip for the China market, from a Chinese chip design company named
    > PowerCore. The first China OpenPOWER system with CP1 will come to market this year.
    > CP1 will be utilized by Zoom Netcom for a new line of servers called RedPower,
    > the first China OpenPOWER two-socket system coming to market in 2015."
    > http://openpowerfoundation.org/press-releases/openpower-foundation-technology-leaders-unveil-hardware-solutions-to-deliver-new-server-alternatives/
    > http://openpowersummit2015.tumblr.com/factsheet

    "Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co., Ltd. announced general availability of CP1, the first POWER chip for the China market [...]. Customers may begin placing orders today."
    http://openpowerfoundation.org/press-releases/openpower-accelerates-open-innovation-with-new-member-products-and-free-development-cloud/

    PowerCore press release:
    http://www.powercore.com.cn/en/?p=131
  • »10.06.15 - 16:17
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Addendum:

    > POWER9 supercomputers announced for 2017:
    > http://www.anandtech.com/show/8727/nvidia-ibm-supercomputers

    IBM's OpenPOWER-based HPC roadmap shows POWER8+ with NVLink in 2016 and POWER9 with PCIe 4.0 and enhanced CAPI and NVLink in 2017.
  • »15.07.15 - 11:33
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > What they really need to do is cost reduce the POWER8 chip.

    The price of the 3.42 GHz 10-core version of the POWER8 chip has been revealed as "around $1500":

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/9567/the-power-8-review-challenging-the-intel-xeon-/17

    I've yet to find prices for the PowerCore CP1.
  • »07.11.15 - 22:35
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Xilinx two steps down from Altera. Interesting.

    Xilinx now top level. Altera out.

    http://openpowerfoundation.org/membership/current-members/
    http://press.xilinx.com/2015-11-16-IBM-and-Xilinx-Announce-Strategic-Collaboration-to-Accelerate-Data-Center-Applications
    http://investor.altera.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=83265&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2055006
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12071 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Raptor Engineering Inc. pre-announces Talos, an OpenPOWER ATX workstation mainboard for 3100 USD.

    Main specs:
    - 1x 8-core POWER8 (10 and 12 cores as options)
    - 8x DDR3 RDIMM slot
    - 2x PCIe x16
    - 4x PCIe x8
    - 1x PCI
    - 6x SATA3
    - 8x USB3
    - 2x GbE
    - 1x HDMI

    http://www.raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease.php
    http://www.raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease_specs.php
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Yasu
    Posts: 1724 from 2012/3/22
    From: Stockholm, Sweden
    That would be quite a cool candidate for a multicore 64 bit MorphOS system :-) It's not much more expensive than a X5000 but with a lot more punch. And I could use it for years and years without it getting too slow for mainstream stuff.

    [ Edited by Yasu 04.02.2016 - 12:23 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2720 from 2003/2/24
    Quote:

    Yasu wrote:
    It's not much more expensive than a X5000


    Let's meditate upon this fact for a while...

    ;-)
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
    MorphOS NG will be AROS done right! :-)
  • »04.02.16 - 18:18
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  • Jim
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    Raptor Engineering Inc. pre-announces Talos, an OpenPOWER ATX workstation mainboard for 3100 USD.

    Main specs:
    - 1x 8, 10 or 12-core POWER8
    - 8x DDR3 RDIMM slot
    - 2x PCIe x16
    - 4x PCIe x8
    - 1x PCI
    - 6x SATA3
    - 8x USB3
    - 2x GbE
    - 1x HDMI

    http://www.raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease.php
    http://www.raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease_specs.php


    Oh yeah, I like that.
    We can all dream what could have been.

    Then again, hey Mark, how much do you want to port to this?
    I'd be dumb enough to buy one.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »04.02.16 - 22:28
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Yasu
    Posts: 1724 from 2012/3/22
    From: Stockholm, Sweden
    @Jim

    A free board plus peripherals plus pocket change? That won't be cheap ...
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