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Talos II / Re: Trying to overclock, what is raptor-aggressive
« on: November 24, 2021, 08:23:05 am »
Does the CPU have any of these settings in it?  Or does the BMC detect the chip and then know how to set it up?

It would be nice to control this on the fly.  Since these computers don't have a "sleep" mode then maybe the next best thing would be to drop the speed/voltage or even turn off cores?

General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: September 12, 2021, 05:51:43 pm »
I was reading something elsewhere and happend upon some raptor news:

General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: March 11, 2021, 12:30:46 pm »
Where are you guys getting your information?

I still have not seen any updates here or on their web page, so I emailed and called Raptor, and left a voice mail...  no response in any form so far.  Is Raptor still in business?

General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: February 26, 2021, 10:15:31 am »
Any updates?  I think I saw Talospace mention an IRC conversation...

General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:41:57 pm »
I still have not seen replies to emails or any updates on their web site.  However, they did answer the phone and I was told that they are currently expecting blackbird boards to be fabricated in February.

Blackbird / Re: using bigger CPUs with some cores disabled on Blackbird?
« on: November 21, 2020, 08:22:22 am »
Has anyone had success with this?  Since there is no 'sleep' with these computers, perhaps this could get close?

General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: November 21, 2020, 08:19:25 am »
The Blackbird shows 'backordered' on the Raptor web page.

Does anyone have news about this?  I emailed raptor a month ago and never heard back...

Firmware / Re: Recovering the BMC on the Talos II
« on: September 30, 2020, 12:21:58 pm »
Wow, it sounds like the serial was running at 1992 dial-up speeds.  I'm glad you got it back up and running.  Since the chips are in sockets, how hard would it be to flash a backup pair?  Are the chips hot=swappable, or is that a "chicken and the egg" situation where you would need a separate way to program the chip outside of the Talos II board?

General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:55:04 am »
The Blackbird shows 'backordered' on the Raptor web page.  Anyone know when it will be available again?

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: kernel config: page size 4k vs 64k
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:52:49 am »
There were pictures of water cooled IBM hardware a while back.  It seems like the CPU block would be the only non-standard part.  Can Raptor get these from IBM?

General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: August 06, 2020, 06:59:26 pm »
Indeed, our Twitter feed is the main place we tend to post minor updates or news articles.

Thanks for the reply.  I wish you guys luck with your open source projects, and I will stay tuned!

FWIW when I go to the twitter web page I get a cute blue cartoon picture of a bird.  If you (or someone) could post relevant news here or on the Raptor web page I would appreciate it.

General OpenPOWER Discussion / News?
« on: July 30, 2020, 06:14:32 pm »
I was wondering if there is any news about Raptor.  They don't seem to post any news here or on their web page.  Do they have any new products coming out?  How are they weathering the plague?  etc.?

The talospace blog seems to be the best source of power9 and/or Raptor news that I've seen...

General Discussion / Re: AMD Radeon R9 Nano
« on: June 12, 2020, 11:26:45 am »
My plan is to find someone locally who could do laser cutting service so I could design some sort of compatible adaptor to mount water cooler heatsink.

There is a thread about water cooling:,110.0.html

The heatsinks sold by Raptor have IBM part numbers.  I wonder if they can get the water cooling blocks from IBM also.

Blackbird / Blackbird memory options...
« on: May 21, 2020, 04:15:19 pm »
So the manual for the Blackbird doesn't have much to say about the memory, besides:

DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666 ECC

The wiki says more:

must be registered (RDIMM); must NOT be LRDIMM.
The supported memory speeds are 1600, 1866, 2133, 2400, 2666 MHz.
Ram will be running at a potentially slower frequency (2666, 2400, or 2133) based on if there is 1, 2 or 4 DIMMs per channel

So as a noob to this stuff, what is a good approach to picking RAM for the Blackbird?  For example, would 2 8GB sticks be better than a single 16GB?  Or is it better to leave a slot open for a future upgrade?  How much does the speed matter?

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