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* https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/1048373354695208960 - a thread on twitter with various Q and A
 
* https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/1048373354695208960 - a thread on twitter with various Q and A
 
* https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Raptor-Blackbird-Announced
 
* https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Raptor-Blackbird-Announced
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* https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Raptor-Blackbird-Details
  
 
[[Category:Raptor Computing Systems (RCS) Platforms]]
 
[[Category:Raptor Computing Systems (RCS) Platforms]]

Revision as of 08:59, 9 October 2018

Blackbird™ is an adaptation of Raptor Computing Systems' next-generation POWER9 platform to the microATX form factor. Focusing on the desktop use case, it is a single socket PowerNV system.

Mainboard

Specifications

  • MicroATX form factor.
  • One socket accepting a 4-core or 8-core POWER9 Sforza CPU.
  • Two DDR4 memory channels (ECC memory required).
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet ports provided by a Broadcom BCM5719 chip.
  • Four SATA ports provided by a firmware-free Marvell SATA chip.
  • 5.1 audio supporting analog and S/PDIF outputs.
  • HDMI output via BMC (2D framebuffer).
  • One x16 PCIe Gen4 slot.
  • One x8 PCIe Gen4 slot.
  • AST2500 BMC.

Notes:

  • CPUs with more than eight cores are not supported due to power delivery limitations.
  • CPUs with eight cores will have a slightly lower all-core-turbo frequency. Nominal frequency is unaffected.
  • CPUs with four cores function normally.

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