[Libre-soc-dev] Raptor announces FPGA BMC

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Jan 22 12:07:53 GMT 2021

On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 7:03 AM Lauri Kasanen <cand at gmx.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Raptor-Kestrel
> Raptor are using Microwatt on a FPGA as an open source BMC. IIRC they
> wanted libresoc for this, so this is clearly a plan B for delays or not
> delivering. FPGAs are slow and power-hungry compared to ASICs.

they are... however given that in this very special case the FPGA is
loading like... 1k of executable then uploading like... 1MB of data to
the POWER9 core its job is done within milliseconds.


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