These instructions are current as of v4.19-rc2 running Ubuntu 18.10 with clang-7 (7.0.0-+rc2-1~exp3). This will work on a ppc64le box or cross compiled from another machine.
Phoronix published some benchmarks of various pieces of software running on a Power9 Talos II system. I wrote about my efforts to speed up LameMP3 earlier, and to continue that trend I took a look at Scikit Learn.
Phoronix published some benchmarks of various pieces of software running on a Power9 Talos II system. One of the benchmarks uses LameMP3 to encode a WAV into a MP3. I remember this from a few decades ago, ripping music from CDs and searching for the passing the right options in order to get the best sounding MP3s.
Firefox has bitrotted on PowerPC a little. I installed an Ubuntu 18.04 (and then upgraded to the in-development 18.10) ppc64le on a Power9 workstation, and attempted to run Firefox 61. It crashed (trimmed backtrace):
tl;dr: To disable OPAL/skiboot fast reboot on your system:
The LTC team at IBM have created a useful model of the ASPEED BMC SoCs and
upstreamed it to QEMU. If you’re on a recent distro, you can skip building it
sudo apt-get install qemu-system-arm instead.
Here are some instructions for booting the OpenBMC 4.13-based kenrel on the ASPEED ast2500 EVB. They assume you’re on Ubuntu 18.04.
This blog uses jekyll-now, which I found in a search for a method to have a simple blog. The highlight is it provides instructions for you to create and edit the blog using the Github interface.
On an OpenPower system, the hostboot kernel can be fetched from the host using pdbg to read host memory.