Enzian updates

We post major updates and a periodic summary to the mailing list.

December 18, 2019

Paper on Enzian accepted to CIDR 2020

In October we had a paper on Enzian accepted to CIDR 2020 - the Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research, held in Amsterdam this January!

December 17, 2019

Results from the first test boards

We posted pictures of the first test PCBs back in August. Dream Chip sent two of these for assembly to see if they worked - a couple of issues had already been identified but they weren't necessarily critical.

December 15, 2019

Updates, at last!

It's been a long time since we posted an update to the Enzian site, for which we apologize! It's not that little has been happening - quite the opposite!

August 07, 2019

We have a board, sort of...

We have a first run of fabricated test boards for Enzian. Here's what they look like (with pen for scale):

February 13, 2019

Board render!

Here's a 3D render of the eATX-format Enzian board.

December 13, 2018

Team update

It's been a while since we updated list of team members for Enzian.

November 27, 2018

Enzian power distribution boards

We've now got a power distribution board back from manufacture. David designed this to help us build a mock-up Enzian power and clock distribution network so Adam can write and test the Board Management Controller software.

November 13, 2018

We've signed off on the schematic

We've finalized the schematic for the first revision of the Enzian single board, and Dream Chip have now started PCB layout. Many thanks to everyone at ETH, Cavium, and Xilinx who helped review the draft schematics and spot issues!

June 29, 2018

Mothy gave a talk at Dagstuhl

Prof. Mothy Roscoe gave a talk at the Dagstuhl seminar on "Convergence in Networked Systems".

June 14, 2018

FPGA-side DDR4 controller

Thanks to Zeke, we now have a working DDR4 controller for the FPGA-side of Enzian integrated with the (prototype) donut/shell.

June 10, 2018

Linux is up!

Thanks to some great TianoCore hacking from Adam, we now have Linux (and Barrelfish...) reliably booting on the ThunderX side of the Enzian prototype machines! This also gives us a solid software base for booting the final production board when it arrives.

May 17, 2018

We have an OUI!

We've successfully applied to the IEEE for an Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI), since we're going to need at least 7 MAC addresses per Enzian system (1 for the BMC, 2 for the ThunderX, and at least 4 for the FPGA 100Gb/s interfaces). Enzian how has a Large MAC address block assigned: 0C:53:31.

April 20, 2018

Mothy gave talks at Boston University and MIT

Prof. Mothy Roscoe gave the "Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium" on April 19th and presented the following day at the IAP workshop at MIT.