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Applications and Porting / [DEV] NGINX's kubernetes nginx-ingress controller
« Last post by tle on May 11, 2020, 12:11:11 am »
I've lodged a new Github issue with suggestion for ppc64le support at https://github.com/nginxinc/kubernetes-ingress/issues/944

For the time-being, if you are attempting to deploy this controller, you could build that manually OR grabbing my pre-build images from docker.io/powerpc64el/nginx-ingress
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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Last post by MauryG5 on May 10, 2020, 12:41:37 pm »
I tried to reinstall all Fedora, until now the update I had done on a secondary Hardisk and then I did the update on this to do all the tests, I put the Kernel 5.4.0.2 but the dnfDragora problem does not change, always the same! I honestly don't understand what the hell it has, I haven't touched anything from 31 to 32 and yet it doesn't work anymore! No button is available apart from TERMINA and nothing appears in the list ...! I can't understand why it works for you and not for me, is there any option to touch on Fedora 32 that I don't know? I'm not really understanding anything ...!
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General CPU Discussion / Re: Waiting for the new Power 9
« Last post by MauryG5 on May 10, 2020, 07:01:54 am »
From the latest news that leaked on this new Power 9 Axon AIO, it seems that it will be compatible with current socks, a new RAM will have to be mounted to make them work. It remains to understand the format they will have. There is already talk of updating Summit, the super computer, when I deduce that the 68.5 X 68.5 Monza / Lagrange type format will be regularly present, to understand if they will make the Sforza type version of 50x50 mm in order to understand if we can use it too with the Blackbird or the Talos II. The next Condor is more likely to use them for example, to be seen, therefore, we are waiting to understand ...
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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: next generation Blackbird ideas
« Last post by pocock on May 09, 2020, 07:16:15 pm »

Condor release is coming after all.  Beware...
https://www.kptv.com/news/oregon-zoo-welcomes-first-condor-eggs-of-2020/article_91490aba-540c-11ea-b34e-87c36640b987.html

But in our case, it looks like Raptor's Condor has half of what is discussed in this thread.

DisplayPort would be completely acceptable in lieu of HDMI.  Most good monitors seem to have at least one of each these days.

The Condor wiki page doesn't mention plans for M.2 or bifurcation.
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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: next generation Blackbird ideas
« Last post by Borley on May 09, 2020, 07:50:23 am »
It sounds like you want the Condor. IIRC its release is unfortunately on hold.

I actually like the simplicity of the Blackbird as it fits the minimalist design philosophy of having no more than is needed. That said, I was also surprised to find that there was no M.2 port. I've had a bit of a wish list of my own for any prospective Blackbird II:

  • Integrated Displayport rather than (or along with) the HDMI port. I understand that HDMI is more popular in home theater but it is not freedom friendly compared to DP (there are licensing fees for implementing it at the very least).
  • Stronger integrated graphics. The AST2500 is okay, the Talosspace author was even able to get a detailed 3D shooter running on it at something like 10 FPS which is impressive considering what it is. I would love to be able to game on a fully free graphics stack.
  • Suspend-to-RAM funtionality.
  • Shorter boot time.
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Blackbird / Re: Support for POWER9 22core?
« Last post by tle on May 09, 2020, 01:13:34 am »
The wiki page is continuing to get better :D, if you are interested in learning more about Sforza IBM POWER9, check out the wikipage https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/Sforza
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General OpenPOWER Discussion / next generation Blackbird ideas
« Last post by pocock on May 08, 2020, 06:04:11 pm »
I had a look over the various specs and blogs that people wrote about experiences with Blackbird and Talos II boards.

Here are some observations, maybe a wish list for future board designs:

Blackbird only supports 2 DIMMs / 2 memory channels, but for the price of these boards and CPUs I feel that it is very compelling to have 4 channels, as in the Talos II Lite, which is only a little bit more expensive than Blackbird anyway.

With only two PCIe slots on the Blackbird and Talos II Lite and no support for PCIe bifurcation, it is difficult for people to do NVMe RAID.  It would be really useful to have a couple of M.2 slots on the board so that people can have up to two NVMe SSDs and still keep the PCIe slots free.

4K monitors are much more common today than they were when POWER9 was launched.  It would be nice to have basic 2D support for a 4K display on the built-in HDMI port.  From practical experience running Debian and GNOME, I found that small 4K graphics cards, like the NVIDIA K420 with 2GB were unstable but cards with 4GB or more have been trouble-free for a development desktop.

On size, it could be bigger than Blackboard but it really needs to be smaller than Talos II (Lite) to open up a wider choice of cases.

A board with all of the above would probably be somewhere between Blackbird and Talos II Lite.
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General CPU Discussion / Re: POWER9 water cooling kit
« Last post by surf on May 08, 2020, 04:05:28 pm »
Thanks for the link.  I dug through the junk on there and found the cheese:



That's neat!  I wonder where/how we could get those water blocks shown?

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I tried rawhide several weeks ago and a lot of GNOME extensions doesn't work properly, that was the reason I switched back.
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Applications and Porting / Re: [APP] Discourse now runs on Linux ppc64le
« Last post by tle on May 08, 2020, 10:26:19 am »
The good news is rubyjs/libv8 gem project is now kinda back on track. Their Travis CI build is fixed and I helped them bump V8 to 7.3.495.

I am trying to get this PR green on Travis https://github.com/rubyjs/libv8/pull/296, this would bring "first-class" support for ppc64le
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