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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.


C1P9S01 Block Diagram


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 with OpenBMC


  • CPUs with more than eight cores may operate without WoF due to power regulator limitations.
  • CPUs with four and eight cores function normally.


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