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Re: HP RP8440 Server - Superdome


all I know about the System ist that it has a cellboard based
architecture, and that there was never enough documentation released
that the according memory management could be programmed in Linux.

So probably this will not work.

May be on an physical partition level, there might be a chance, since
the single cellboard is pretty similar to the L-Class.

I personally would try to get the partition management on the RP
running and install one partition HP-UX and then try to work with
linux on an additional partition. Everything else would be rather

Best regards.

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> On 14.03.2016 19:42, Mike Hosken wrote:
>> Hi I have just acquired a HP RP8440 Server with the following specs-
>> 9 x HP PA-8900 @ 1.067 dual core CPU,
>> 24 x HP 4GB SuperDome Memory Modules,
>> 4 x 146GB 15000rpm Wide Ultra320 SCSI HDDs,
>> 48 X hp 0950-4741 Voltage Regulator Module (VRM),
>> 3 x HP A9837-60303 HP PCA - Common PDH Daughter card (RoHS),
>> 6 x HP AD193-8001 PCI-X 2-Port 4GB FC & 2-Port 1000BT adapter,
>> 3x HP AB290-80001 PCI-X 2-Port U320 SCSI Adapter,
>> 2x HP AB314-0002A Core I/O Board,
>> 2x HP 0950-4637 Power Module 48VDC,
>> DVD-RW,
>> HP StorageWorks Dat72,
>> 3x HP 0957-2183 PSUs
> nice :-)
>> My question is will Debian HPPA Linux support this hardware or should I keep to the HP-UX.
> Actually, I don't know.
> Processors, Memory and probably SCSI should work with current kernels.
> But I have no clue about the glue/logic chips in there.
> In the wiki (https://parisc.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Hardware_support) we just have this sentence:
> Support for Superdome will someday follow but requires some additional VM work which is in progress.
> But I don't know which kind of "VM work" is necessary...
> Couldn't you just try at least once the boot image as described here:
> https://parisc.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Debian_Ports_Installation
> and then send us the logs. I think this can give some insights.
> Helge
>> I’m planning on using this server for web hosting, Email and MYSQL etc,  replacing my A400 and A180c
>> Any advise would be appreciated
>> Thanks
>> Mike

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