svn commit: r51431 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Benjamin Kaduk bjk at FreeBSD.org
Mon Feb 19 17:00:07 UTC 2018


Author: bjk
Date: Mon Feb 19 17:00:06 2018
New Revision: 51431
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/51431

Log:
  Add 2017Q4 PowerNV entry from Wojciech Macek

Modified:
  head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2017-10-2017-12.xml

Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2017-10-2017-12.xml
==============================================================================
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2017-10-2017-12.xml	Mon Feb 19 05:31:43 2018	(r51430)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2017-10-2017-12.xml	Mon Feb 19 17:00:06 2018	(r51431)
@@ -346,4 +346,109 @@
 	any ports mentioned here, please consider fixing them.</task>
     </help>
   </project>
+
+  <project cat='arch'>
+    <title>&os; on PowerNV (ppc64)</title>
+
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Patryk</given>
+	  <common>Duda</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>pdk at semihalf.com</email>
+      </person>
+
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Wojciech</given>
+	  <common>Macek</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>wma at FreeBSD.org</email>
+	<email>wma at semihalf.com</email>
+      </person>
+
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Michal</given>
+	  <common>Stanek</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>mst at semihalf.com</email>
+      </person>
+
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Nathan</given>
+	  <common>Whitehorn</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>nw at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+
+    <links>
+      <url href="https://github.com/Semihalf/powernv">Semihalf PowerNV Official Repository</url>
+      <url href="https://github.com/open-power/skiboot">Skiboot Repository with the Latest OPAL Firmware</url>
+    </links>
+
+    <body>
+      <p> Semihalf is happy to announce that &os; is running on an IBM
+	Power8 processor.  This project is a continuation of work done
+	by Nathan Whitehorn, who provided a basic support for a
+	PowerNV emulator.</p>
+
+      <p>The IBM Power8 family of CPUs offers superior performance
+	compared to previous CPUs in the Power series.  It provides
+	complete NUMA support with up to 128 execution threads in
+	two-socket system (2 sockets, 8 cores per socket, 8 threads
+	per core).  All I/O communication is handled by an integrated
+	PCIe interface equipped with multiple IOMMU engines.</p>
+
+      <p>The support for Power8 system running &os; in a non-virtualized
+	environment contains:</p>
+
+      <ul>
+	<li>A generic driver for the OPAL hypervisor</li>
+
+	<li><tt>kboot</tt> loader modifications to allow for a
+	  little-endian to load a big-endian kernel ELF image</li>
+
+	<li>An update to the ELF parser in <tt>skiboot</tt>, allowing
+	  it to understand the &os; kernel file format</li>
+
+	<li>Basic support for the PowerNV architecture, including
+	  modes of operation, memory-management unit (MMU), and
+	  interrupt controller</li>
+
+	<li>SMP operation with up to 128 CPUs</li>
+
+	<li>PCI host bridge subsystem driver, including IOMMU mapping
+	  for external busses</li>
+
+	<li>PCIe host controller driver</li>
+
+	<li>USB-3.0 XHCI driver</li>
+
+	<li>Reworked several drivers to be big-endian compatible</li>
+
+	<li>Chelsio cxgbe(4) 10/25G network adapter</li>
+
+	<li>NVMe SSD driver</li>
+      </ul>
+
+      <p>All work is available in the linked GitHub repository.  The
+	process of getting this work into the official repository has
+	already started and eventually, all commits will be integrated
+	into &os;-12 CURRENT.</p>
+    </body>
+
+    <sponsor>IBM</sponsor>
+
+    <sponsor>The FreeBSD Foundation</sponsor>
+
+    <sponsor>QCM Technologies</sponsor>
+
+    <sponsor>Semihalf</sponsor>
+
+    <sponsor>Limelight Networks (Kevin Bowling)</sponsor>
+  </project>
 </report>


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