[Ukfreebsd] FreeBSD on POWER8

Justin Cormack justin at specialbusservice.com
Mon Feb 23 12:11:07 GMT 2015


On 23 February 2015 at 11:54, Sevan / Venture37 <venture37 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Looks like FreeBSD/powerpc is getting some new bells :)
> http://adrianchadd.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/freebsd-on-power8-its-alive.html
>
> Quite excited by the Power8 hardware though the it's beyond my toy
> budget & the shipping of these dev systems being the buyers
> responsibility means it'll be a while before I get to play with one.

You should speak to OVH about support on their Power8 cloud
https://cloud.runabove.com - its only $0.05 an hour for small ones. Or
IBM, who have a free service if you sign up as a partner.

> It's funny how things change, the SPARC is now completely closed (though
> the OpenSPARC cores for the T1 & T2 are still available) & POWER is now
> opening up.
>
> I Wonder if OpenAIX is on the cards?


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