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=== Specifications ===
 
=== Specifications ===
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
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! style="text-align:left;"| Mainboard Part #
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! style="text-align:left;"| Form Factor
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! style="text-align:left;"| CPU Type
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! style="text-align:left;"| Networking
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! style="text-align:left;"| Storage Controller
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|MicroATX
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|[[POWER9|POWER9]] [[Sforza|Sforza]]
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|3x GbE (Broadcom [[BCM5719|BCM5719]])
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|4x SATA
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* MicroATX form factor.
 
* MicroATX form factor.
 
* One socket accepting a 4-core or 8-core POWER9 [[Sforza]] CPU.
 
* One socket accepting a 4-core or 8-core POWER9 [[Sforza]] CPU.
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* AST2500 BMC.
 
* AST2500 BMC.
  
Notes:
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=== Notes ===
 
* CPUs with more than eight cores may operate without WoF due to power regulator limitations.
 
* CPUs with more than eight cores may operate without WoF due to power regulator limitations.
 
* CPUs with four and eight cores function normally.
 
* CPUs with four and eight cores function normally.
  
Links:
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== External Links ==
 
* 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

Revision as of 06:50, 14 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

Mainboard Part # Form Factor CPU Type Networking Storage Controller
MicroATX POWER9 Sforza 3x GbE (Broadcom BCM5719) 4x SATA
  • 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 may operate without WoF due to power regulator limitations.
  • CPUs with four and eight cores function normally.

External Links