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Operational hosts


Custom desktop
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950x (16c/32t)
  • Noctua NH-D15
  • Gigabyte X570 AORUS XTREME
  • G.Skill Trident Z Neo 128GB DDR4-3200
  • Gigabyte AORUS 2TB M.2 NVME Gen4
  • Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 NVME
  • PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 5700XT
  • EVGA FTW3 ULTRA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C
  • EVGA T2 1600W Titanium
  • VIOTEK GNV34DBE2 34" 3440x1440 144Hz


Raptor Computing Talos II
  • IBM CP9M36 POWER9 v2 (18c/72t)
  • Kingston 32GB DDR4-2666 ECC
  • OWC Aura P12 Pro 240GB PCIe NVME
  • Rosewill RSV-L4000U 4U
  • Corsair RM850x 850W Gold
  • Intel X520-DA2 10G SFP+


SolidRun Honeycomb LX2K
  • NXP LX2160A ARM Cortex A72 (16c)
  • Samsung 16GB DDR4-3200
  • Samsung PM981a 256GB M.2 NVME
  • 4x Seagate Exos X16 10TB 3.5" 7200RPM SATA
  • PlinkUSA IPC-2029X 2U
  • EVGA W3 450W


Oracle SPARC T4-1
  • Oracle Sparc T4 (8c/64t)
  • Samsung 32GB DDR3-1333 ECC
  • 4x Hitachi 300GB 2.5" 10K SAS
  • 2x Delta Electronics 1200W
  • Intel X520-DA2 10G SFP+


HP Integrity rx2800 i2
  • 2x Intel Itanium 9340 (4c/8t)
  • Samsung 16GB DDR3-1033 ECC
  • HP 146GB 2.5" 15K SAS
  • ATI ES1000
  • 2x HP 1200W
  • Intel X520-DA2 10G SFP+


SiFive HiFive Unmatched
  • SiFive FU740-C000
  • Noctua NF-A4x10 PWM
  • 16GB DDR4-1866
  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB M.2 NVME
  • FSP FlexGURU 250W
  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 10G SFP+

Planned hosts


SolidRun ClearFog Base CN9130

Delievered on 2022.06.27. Parts required to complete this build...


Need a DS15 to actually have enough power to do anything while still keeping power budget under control. According to the datasheet, power draw on a DS15 = 176W vs power draw on an ES47 = 783W. Current known options...

Finally ended up finding one with 2GB from an eBay seller for $1900. This also leaves two slots open, so I can add in 2 more sticks for another $300 (current going price) later. Estimated arrival date 2022.08.23.


(refer to

HP Integrity RP3440 (2x1.0GHz, 24GB RAM) ($1855) -

HP Integrity RP3410 (4GB RAM) ($642) - (no drives)

HP Integrity RP4410 (16GB RAM) ($1025) -

HP Integrity RP3440 (unknown specs, confirm with seller) ($1353) -

Power draw notes according to datasheets: rp3410 = 426W, rp3440 = 600W, rp4410 = 1065W, C8000 = 690W?


Cavium CN6800-EVB-BASE-BOARD-Y22

Purchased a Cavium Octeon II 68XX development board. Gentoo installation works, but there are no usable network interfaces. The octeon_ethernet driver panics while loading. The octeon_mgmt driver works, identifies an interface, and successfully brings it up (link lights come on). It can send out packets, but weirdly cannot receive them.

Edit 2022.06.22: Ordered the PCIe root complex extension. It functions and provides a PCIe bus. However when plugging in a NIC, like my go-to Intel X520-DA2, it fails to enable MSI-X interrupts, which the ixgbe driver needs. If you know how to fix this, PLEASE get in touch with me! Log:

Edit 2022.07.27: Have tried two additional cards, a generic Realtek gigabit and a Mellanox ConnectX-3. Both of these cards are completely absent from lspci. Possibly has to do with PCIe generation maybe? I think both of these cards are PCIe 3.0 while the Intel card is PCIe 2.0, so maybe it just cannot negotiate downwards? I will try and get ahold of a ConnectX-2 later. But I don't have high hopes.


Ask Chewi?




$$$ :(



Ask xen0n

Possible porting hardware


Synposys DesignWare ARC HS Development Kit ($500) -


Xilinx Spartan-7 eval board ($775) - (comes with 4G DDR3L + 1G eth phy + memory controller)


10M50D IP on Intel MAX 10 FPGA (1GB DDR3 I think? does this include a soft memory controller?) ($200) - ,