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'''Blackbird™''' is an adaptation of [[Raptor Computing Systems|Raptor Computing Systems]]' next-generation [[POWER9|POWER9]] platform to the microATX form factor. Focusing on the desktop use case, it is a single socket [[PowerNV]] system.
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'''Blackbird™''' is an adaptation of [[Raptor Computing Systems|Raptor Computing Systems]]' next-generation [[POWER9|POWER9]] platform to the μATX (microATX) form factor. Focusing on the desktop use case, it is a single socket [[PowerNV]] system.
  
 
== Mainboard ==
 
== Mainboard ==
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[[File:Blackbird board store image.png|thumb]]
  
 
=== Specifications ===
 
=== Specifications ===
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|C1P9S01
 
|MicroATX
 
|MicroATX
 
|[[POWER9|POWER9]] [[Sforza|Sforza]]
 
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* Two DDR4 memory channels (ECC memory required).
 
* Two DDR4 memory channels (ECC memory required).
 
* Three Gigabit Ethernet ports provided by a Broadcom [[BCM5719]] chip.
 
* Three Gigabit Ethernet ports provided by a Broadcom [[BCM5719]] chip.
* Four SATA ports provided by a firmware-free Marvell SATA chip.
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* Four SATA ports provided by a firmware-free Marvell [[88SE9235]] SATA chip.
 
* 5.1 audio supporting analog and S/PDIF outputs.
 
* 5.1 audio supporting analog and S/PDIF outputs.
* HDMI output via BMC (2D framebuffer).
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* HDMI output via BMC (2D framebuffer), using a firmware-free [[IT66121FN]] PHY chip.
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* Four USB 3.0 ports (2x rear, 2x on header for front panel) via firmware-free [[TUSB7340]] XHCI chip.
 
* One x16 PCIe Gen4 slot.
 
* One x16 PCIe Gen4 slot.
 
* One x8 PCIe Gen4 slot.
 
* One x8 PCIe Gen4 slot.
* AST2500 BMC.
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* [[AST2500]] BMC.
  
 
=== Notes ===
 
=== 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.
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== Support ==
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* [[Blackbird/Hardware Compatibility List|Blackbird/Hardware Compatibility List]]
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== See also ==
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* [[Talos II|Talos II]] - dual socket, EATX cousin
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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* [https://www.raptorcs.com/BB/ Blackbird homepage] at Raptor Computing Systems' website
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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

Revision as of 21:37, 27 March 2019

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

Mainboard

Blackbird board store image.png

Specifications

Mainboard Part # Form Factor CPU Type Networking Storage Controller
C1P9S01 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 88SE9235 SATA chip.
  • 5.1 audio supporting analog and S/PDIF outputs.
  • HDMI output via BMC (2D framebuffer), using a firmware-free IT66121FN PHY chip.
  • Four USB 3.0 ports (2x rear, 2x on header for front panel) via firmware-free TUSB7340 XHCI chip.
  • 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.

Support

See also

External Links