Linux on IBM 9076 nodes

linas at linas at
Sat Jan 10 05:32:32 EST 2004

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 12:33:15PM -0500, Bill Noffsinger wrote:
> Our lab has recently acquired a 48-node IBM SP configuration based on
> 4-way "Winterhawk-II" Power3-2 wide nodes with 8 GB memory. I see on the
> Linuxppc site (boxes) that Linux is known to work on 9076-SP nodes
> (ours). How difficult is the port?

Port what?

I've recompiled & run both 2.4-marcelo, 2.4-redhat, 2.4-suse (which
are all very different) and 2.6-torvalds kernels on a 2-way power3 box
and 'it just works'.  I can't imagine why it wouldn't 'just work' on
an SP.

I'm guessing that the hard part for you will be to get the interconnect
between the machines running.  I assume this will need some funny
device driver for whatever the interconnect technology is (which you
didn't mention).


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