[colug-432] PowerPC hardware recommendations
don at ltillman.net
Wed Sep 16 20:46:55 EDT 2015
This might help. : )
An ATX motherboard with one single-chip POWER8 socket called the SP010GM2NR
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> On Sep 16, 2015, at 3:30 PM, Stephen Potter <spp at unixsa.net> wrote:
> PowerPC was derived from earlier IBM POWER architecture and over time
> the PowerPC development has been folded back into the POWER ISA. You
> could find a reasonably low cost new or used IBM Power system and be
> very highly compatible.
>> On 9/16/2015 2:27 PM, Rick Troth wrote:
>> I have an iMac that I got from a friend.
>> Put Ubuntu on it and then 'chroot' the home-brew stuff. Works.
>> Interestingly, the guys at the office had a need for some PPC Linux
>> stuff. I was able to crank out POC and verification. But now ... maybe
>> do more? But if we do more, "they" will want to do it on a company-owned
>> machine. Duh. I get it. (And I don't really want the liability.)
>> Anyway ... what kind of machine would y'all recommend? It's not needed
>> for production work. It's not even a primary architecture. (Does need to
>> be 64-bit, so has to be a fairly recent box.)
>> -- R; <><
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