HEADS UP: Cavium ThunderX support in the tree

Zbigniew Bodek zbb at semihalf.com
Fri Nov 6 12:15:08 UTC 2015

Hello Jan!

Thanks. Regarding pkgs then we do not have our own setup.
We use WIP prebuilt packages provided by the FreeBSD guys at:

Best regards

2015-11-06 0:34 GMT+01:00 Jan Sieka <jan.sieka at gmail.com>:
> Congratulations!
> This is a great achievement. I smiled when I saw hw.ncpu :). One thing that
> interested me is the pkg command: do you use some official pkg repo or you
> have your own set up?
> Best regards,
> Jan Sięka
> 2015-11-05 17:14 GMT+01:00 Zbigniew Bodek <zbb at semihalf.com>:
>> Hello all,
>> Semihalf is happy to officially announce that starting from SVN
>> revision r289550 FreeBSD is ready to run on Cavium ThunderX
>> system-on-chip!
>> ThunderX is the first ARM64 (ARMv8) hardware platform to be supported
>> by FreeBSD and the only one that introduces 96-CPU cores SMP.
>> The integrated code includes support for:
>> - Single and dual-socket operation (48 and 96 CPUs)
>> - PCI Express
>> - SATA
>> - Network Interface Controller (VNIC) 1/10/40G
>> - Other required drivers (GICv3, Interrupt Translation Services)
>> There is still some polishing and optimizations to be done but the
>> system can be used as is in 11-CURRENT and will work as briefly shown
>> on this video:
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q5aDEt18mw
>> This would not be possible without all great work of the following
>> people at Semihalf:
>> Dominik Ermel
>> Wojciech Macek
>> Michal Mazur
>> Tomasz Nowicki
>> Michal Stanek
>> Zbigniew Bodek
>> Special thanks go to:
>> ARM, Cavium and the FreeBSD Foundation for sponsoring this work.
>> Ed Maste (The FreeBSD Foundation) for all the help and project management.
>> Andrew Turner for technical input and numerous code reviews.
>> Andy Wafaa (ARM), Prasun Kapoor and Larry Wikelius (Cavium) for their
>> support and help with the hardware.
>> Rafal Jaworowski (Semihalf) for putting this project together.
>> PS. You may also be interested in checking out our entry on ARM
>> community blog about this work:
>> https://community.arm.com/groups/processors/blog/2015/10/27/semihalfs-arm64-blog-1-the-freebsd-on-the-96-cpu-armv8-soc
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