[Ci-users] IBM Power ppc64 (Big-Endian) usage survey

Thu Feb 4 14:53:50 UTC 2021
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

On 21/10/2020 21:09, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> Hi all,
> We seem to have issue with an IBM Power 8 used within CI and so we have
> to re-balance CI nodes that you can request through Duffy API for
> ppc64/ppc64le.
> My question sounds more like a survey : I think that most (if not all)
> CI projects actually still building (and testing in CI) just target the
> ppc64le architecture (Little Endian) and so not the ppc64 (Big Endian) one.
> We'd like to hear from you and depending on the needs, we  can
> eventually drop ppc64 architecture for CI tests, and so have more
> (re-balanced) ppc64le resources .
> Opinions ?

As we recently started to suffer from hardware issue for availability ,
we're considering removing ppc64 from the supported architectures
through Duffy within CI.

Fabian Arrotin
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