Topic: fpga

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DC-SCM, Microwatt and OpenBMC

We recently built a fully open source Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) implementation, right down to the hardware, and used it to boot and manage an IBM POWER9 AC922 ("witherspoon") server. The AC922 platform is the compute component of the Summit and Sierra supercomputers, the two fastest worldwide until mid-2020.

This work was conducted in conjunction with the OpenPOWER foundation, as part of their libreBMC project, and builds on a lot of prior work from IBM and Antmicro.

Microwatt with Linux on OrangeCrab

Microwatt is an OpenPOWER CPU design to run on relatively small FPGAs. It can run ppc64le Linux. These instructions show how to get it going on an OrangeCrab FPGA dev board.