Supported platforms & CPUs

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CPUs

Name PVR Other names
Power8E 0x004bxxxx Murano
Power8 0x004dxxxx Venice
Power8NVL 0x004cxxxx Naples (P8 with NVLink)
Power9N 0x004e0xxx Nimbus 12 small core
Power9N 0x004e1xxx Nimbus 24 small core
Power9C 0x004e2xxx Cumulus 12 small core
Power9C 0x004e3xxx Cumulus 24 small core
Power9P 0x004fxxxx Axone

Platforms

Platform Sub platform Host CPU(s) Manufacturer compatible Other names/Notes Link(s)
astbmc barreleye Power8 Ingrasys (Foxconn) “ingrasys,barreleye” Barreleye, Rackspace machine  
astbmc firestone Power8 Wistron, IBM “ibm,firestone” Firestone, S822LC [1]
astbmc garrison Power8NVL IBM “ibm,garrison” Minsky, “S822LC for HPC” [2]
astbmc habanero Power8 Tyan “tyan,habanero” Habanero, TN71-BP012  
astbmc p8dtu Power8 Supermicro “supermicro,p8dtu1u” Briggs, “S822LC for Big Data” [3] [4]
astbmc p8dtu Power8 Supermicro “supermicro,p8dtu2u” Stratton, S821LC [5] [6]
astbmc p8dnu Power8NVL Supermicro “supermicro,p8dnu(1u|2u)?”    
astbmc palmetto Power8 Tyan “tyan,palmetto” Palmetto, GN70-BP010  
astbmc vesnin Power8 Yadro “YADRO,vesnin” VESNIN  
ibm-fsp firenze Power8E IBM “ibm,firenze” Tuleta, S812L, S822L [7]
rhesus n/a Power8E   “ibm,powernv” Rhesus, Google machine  
Platform Sub platform Host CPU(s) Manufacturer compatible Other names/Notes Link(s)
astbmc p9sdu Power9 Supermicro “supermicro,p9dsu” Boston, LC921/LC922 [8]
astbmc romulus Power9   “ibm,romulus” Romulus  
astbmc talos Power9 Raptor “rcs,talos” Similar to Romulus  
astbmc witherspoon Power9   “ibm,witherspoon” Witherspoon, Newell, AC922 [9]
astbmc zaius Power9 Ingrasys (Foxconn) “ingrasys,zaius” Zaius, Barreleye Gen2  
ibm-fsp zz Power9   “ibm,zz-(1|2)s(2|4)u”    

Dropped Platforms

Support for Power7 based systems was removed in v6.3-191-g16b7ae641037. Power7 hardware was supported largely because it was the initial bringup platform for Skiboot. Once P8 hardware became available almost all development (and testing) on P7 ceased. Anyone interested in using OPAL on a P7 should look at one of the early v5.x releases.

Footnotes

[1]IBM Back In HPC With Power Systems LC Clusters
[2]Refreshed IBM Power Linux Systems Add NVLink
[3]Refreshed IBM Power Linux Systems Add NVLink
[4]First Look IBM POWER8 S822LC 8001-22C (Briggs)
[5]Refreshed IBM Power Linux Systems Add NVLink
[6]First Look IBM POWER8 S821LC 8001-12C (Stratton)
[7]Boston Power9s Set To Debut
[8]POWER9 TO THE PEOPLE
[9]IBM Power System S812L and IBM Power System S822L