Enzian updates

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

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.