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.
A non-exhaustive list of OpenPOWER-ready systems and vendors follows:
|Vendor||System||CPU Type||Fully Owner Controllable
|Raptor Computing Systems||Talos™ II||POWER9 Sforza||Yes||Yes||OpenBMC||Talos|
|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||TN71-BP012 & GT75-BP012||POWER8 Turismo||No[note 2]||Yes||iBMC||Habanero|
- 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.
- TN71 and GT75 look like they have similar motherboards (SP012GMR vs SP012GMR-1U) and TN71 is known to have only partially open firmware
There is open source firmware for POWER8 and POWER9 systems developed under the OpenPOWER name. This firmware is used on OpenPOWER machines sold by IBM and other companies. Machines made for use with PowerVM are thought to use different firmware.