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Re: [Xen-users] Xen for IBM 970MP

> > Thanks Jon,
> > I think support is there on PPC as google took me to:
> > http://xen.xensource.com/files/xs0106_xen_on_powerpc.pdf
> Hi Ashok,
> But not for any release of SUSE Linux - whether that be SLES or openSUSE
> I'm afraid. I'm not aware of any project internally to implement Xen on
> the SUSE PowerPC release either, so I can only imagine the hassle that
> would be involved in patching a PPC release of SUSE to get it to work
> with Xen.

Quite a lot of PPC code has gone into Xen from the guys at IBM.  The PPC970 
blades were one of the hardware platforms they were intending to support.  
I'm not aware of the code being production ready, though.

> The presentation you linked to also has links to the Xen wiki for PPC:
> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenPPC?action=show&redirect=Xen%2FPPC
> It would indicate that the project is still live, and has completed a
> lot of the code to make Xen functional (not all committed upstream
> though), but I wouldn't be comfortable introducing it to a production
> environment. If you're thinking of using it with SLES 10, you'll be
> miles away from a supportable configuration too :-)

I think it's still not quite ready for real world production use.  If and when 
it is ready, I imagine that IBM will probably start selling products based 
around it!

In the meantime I suspect you'll need another solution.  Maybe you could look 
at using something like OpenVZ or VServers to partition up a single Linux 


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