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OpenPOWER™ Foundation

The OpenPOWER™ Foundation is an entity dedicated to making IBM's POWER systems technology available and accessible to members of industry. It exists separate from IBM and primarily handles access to information on and licensing of POWER technology.

For more information please visit the OpenPOWER website, which contains a list of current members.


A non-exhaustive list of OpenPOWER-ready systems and vendors follows:

Vendor System CPU Type Fully Owner Controllable
Commercially Available BMC/FSP Platform
Raptor Computing Systems Talos™ II POWER9 Sforza Yes Yes OpenBMC Talos
IBM AC922 POWER9 Monza No Yes OpenBMC Witherspoon
RackSpace Barreleye G2 POWER9 LaGrange No No (release planned) OpenBMC Zaius
IBM S822LC POWER8 Turismo No[note 1] Yes AMI (OpenBMC does not allow host IPL) Firestone
Rackspace Barreleye G1 POWER8 Turismo Yes Barreleye
Tyan GN70-BP010 POWER8 Turismo Maybe Yes iBMC
Tyan TN71-BP012 & GT75-BP012 POWER8 Turismo No[note 2] Yes iBMC
  1. While source exists for both the open host firmware and OpenBMC, the two do not work together on real hardware as of last test (2016). Debug efforts stalled due to POWER9 ramping up and POWER8 being of less immediate importance. Failures were in the SBE, making debug difficult with the tools available at the time (2016). Some evidence of a serial/LPC bus problem was gathered as well, since the open host firmware would boot on AMI BMC and vice versa.
  2. TN71 and GT75 look like they have similar motherboards (SP012GMR vs SP012GMR-1U) and TN71 is known to have only partially open firmware

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