[CentOS-announce] Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1804) on POWER9 (ppc64le)

Wed Aug 15 18:26:57 UTC 2018
James O'Connor <jpoc at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

I am pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1804) for POWER9 processors (ppc64le - powerpc 64-bit little endian). This release is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 ALT.

Note this release is 99% equivalent to the existing CentOS 7 Linux 7 (1804) for POWER8 processors (ppc64le - powerpc 64-bit little endian). The key difference being that kernel-4.14.0 is used for POWER9 enablement and kernel-3.10.0 is used for POWER8 enablement.

You will find the CentOS 7 (1804) Power9 installation images here:


sha256sum power9:
753c5b55c9ff681c925ec7d7c5295890284f40ec981f4da35b1f36f1ecbad95a  CentOS-7-Power9-Everything-1804.iso
58d9af172656db71947b5db2d0d1f577217bbc1a86eada7ca3ce7bfcf7d7d9b4  CentOS-7-Power9-NetInstall-1804.iso

CentOS 7 (1804) Power9 repositories:

A special thank you to Johnny Hughes and Pablo Greco for their assistance making this release possible.

-James O’Connor