Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

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Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

Unread postby necron2600 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:43 am

Could AmigaOS or MorphOS (runs on PPC macs) run on this?

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Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:54 am

necron2600 wrote:Could AmigaOS or MorphOS (runs on PPC macs) run on this?

Potentially in big-endian mode, but you'd still need to have platform support for what's on board, and I don't know if the motherboard supports anything but little-endian POWER8 (given that all the supported Linuces are all little-endian).

It's possible they could run in virtualization, though for me Mac OS X would be more useful, since in my case this unit is supposed to be a follow-on from my faithful Quad G5.
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Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

Unread postby commodorejohn » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:04 pm

If only they'd keep SheepShaver's virtualization support on PPC Linux up-to-date...
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