Last week there were news about Linux on SPARC. Oracle announced their Oracle Linux 6.7 as GA with the Oracle Enterprise Unbreakable Linux Kernel for SPARC T5 and T7 based servers. This release supports the build in SPARC features like secure memory, the DAX engines and the crypto co processers on Oracle’s own CPUs. You … Continue reading Oracle Linux on SPARC
April 8, 2020 Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3 John Priest, Director of Product Management, Oracle. Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager can be easily deployed to configure, monitor, and manage an Oracle Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) environment with enterprise-grade performance and support from Oracle. The following are some miscellaneous notes I discovered dealing with Linux on SPARC. 1. from your kernel while booting then ignore them. System call 44 and system call 69 are getuid32()/geteuid32() both are not necessary on UltraSPARC. Fedora SPARC started out as the Aurora SPARC Linux Project, when Red Hat stopped support for SPARC with Red Hat Linux 6.2. Fedora SPARC is the continuation of the Aurora efforts, in an official capacity as part of the Fedora Project. SPARC LiNUX docs. The Linux/SPARC port; UltraLinux FAQ. SPARC-HOWTO. SILO web. Aurora Wiki. Aurora FAQ. Dec 06, 2010 · Oracle will port its Enterprise Linux distribution to Sun's Sparc processor, a move that could help it compete better against IBM and Hewlett-Packard in the high-end server business. CEO Larry Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) is the first public release of Oracle Linux on the SPARC platform. The release is built from the same source packages as the corresponding Oracle Linux distribution for the x86 NOTICE: Currently the Linux kernel is not working on at least two systems with SPARC64 CPUs from Fujitsu. And a thread on the linux-sparc mailing list - although already from 2015 - also speaks of "adding support for SPARC64 machines". It is hence assumed that systems with SPARC64 CPUs are not yet supported by Linux.
Sep 19, 2016 · the nice thing is that you just can talk to the guys and this extremely friendly guy told me “this one is being announced on Tuesday”. It’s all about the exadata sl6-2. You’d think, ok another exadata, but this one is a bit special. The compute nodes are sparc t7 based and they run Linux on sparc.
Linux on SPARC: 2 kernels. Actually Linux on SPARC architecture comes in two flavors: A 32 bits kernel for the Sun SPARC, Super SPARC, Micro SPARC and Hyper SPARC Processors. A 64 bits kernel for UltraSPARC based computers. In both case most applications run in 32 bit ( 32 bit userland ). There is a comprehensive FAQ on UltraLinux's website. Linux for SPARC release 1.0 is a reference platform incorporating Oracle's work to improve Linux on modern SPARC hardware. The kernel is based on the mainline 4.1 kernel, while user-space packages are consistent with Oracle Linux 6 for x86_64 with a few exceptions. Both the kernel and some user space packages include SPARC-specific optimizations. Aurora SPARC Linux is an operating system, based on Fedora Core, for SPARC -based computers. Aurora was originally created after Red Hat dropped support for the SPARC architecture after Red Hat Linux 6.2. The name derives from the internal Sun codename for the SPARCStation 5 chassis.
Dec 06, 2010 · Oracle will port its Enterprise Linux distribution to Sun's Sparc processor, a move that could help it compete better against IBM and Hewlett-Packard in the high-end server business. CEO Larry
Kind of, Yes. There were SPARC ports of two LTS releases: 8.04 and 10.04 server. After 10.04 however no-one was actively maintaining the ports so that was the last one. 12.04 does not have a SPARC port, and I haven't heard of anyone working on the port. May 26, 2017 · About 2 months ago we released the first version of Oracle Linux 6, Update 7 for SPARC. That was the same version of Oracle Linux used in Exadata SL6. OL6 installed on T4, T5 and T7 systems but it did not yet support the S7 processors/systems. The Debian SPARC 64 (a.k.a., UltraLinux) porting effort is not Rather, it is intended to be an add-onto the SPARC Port. In fact, there is really no point in having all applications running in 64-bit mode. Full 64-bit mode involves a significant overhead As far as RedHat is concerned, it sells Linux only for Intel and Power architectures. Not sure, but RedHat Linux 7.6 (not RHEL) was the last one to have SPARC supported. You may be able to find some discontinued distros like Aurora SPARC Linux based on Fedora Core 3. What is your intention by the way? This problem is a result of the framebuffer support the Linux kernel loads at boot time, and the modelines available on SPARC systems. Here we will assume your monitor and video card will agree on a resolution of 1024 by 768 at a refresh rate of 60 Hz. In OBP, you can set the resolution by adjusting the setting for output-device. SPARC based computers are usually very well engineered products, thus Linux on SPARC is a winning combination both in performance and ease of use. Actually this combination is not as widspread as the Linux/x86; this HOWTO should help you step by step to make an informed decision: try it you will not regret it. April 8, 2020 Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3 John Priest, Director of Product Management, Oracle. Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager can be easily deployed to configure, monitor, and manage an Oracle Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) environment with enterprise-grade performance and support from Oracle.