[CentOS-devel] CentOS-7 / ppc64le System Architectures

Aaron Sullivan

aaron.sullivan at rackspace.com
Sun Sep 13 19:52:40 UTC 2015

Hi Karanbir,

Much of what we're doing right now is around test/bug isolation/patching/integration of certain popular IO devices and firmware, part and parcel for enabling Barreleye in general.  If you had something more expanded in mind, feel free to contact me directly.  I'd be happy to chat.  We're somewhat new to this particular space (Linux on POWER development), and feeling open-minded.


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From: centos-devel-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Karanbir Singh
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:25 AM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] CentOS-7 / ppc64le System Architectures

hi Aaron,

On 11/09/15 15:16, Aaron Sullivan wrote:

> Rackspace is building a POWER8 based OpenPOWER server, in an Open 
> Compute form factor.  Its codename is Barreleye.

> §  More here:
> http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/08/14/facebooks-openb
> mc-can-now-do-facebook-server-management/
> -- there's similar, collaborative work going on for Barreleye.
> There's a picture of a Barreleye rack, at Rackspace, here:
> https://twitter.com/Calista_Redmond/status/636367178355245056/photo/1

sounds good, I see there has been quite a bit of progress on this in the last few months. Our aim is to build out the platform side of the OS and then encourage ecosystem involvement from the Special Interest Groups and from the wider community around power / openpower running CentOS.

> We believe demand for POWER-based CentOS will be similar to our x86 
> demand (which is to say, significant).  We hope to see it get to 
> launch-grade quality for at least virtual machines, if not bare metal, 
> over the next few months.

Would be great to see you guys get involved in the effort in the CentOS Project - do you have any thoughts around that ?


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