OpenPOWER Summit 2021

Open Hardware through Open Power SBC
2021-10-28, 16:10–16:20, RoomA

We aim to bring togheter a group of people that is interested in the hardware that they use to build the platform of the future. There are a lot of SBC that are very affordable and performing but none of them are based on Power architecture.
I started in december 2020 to design the Django0's schematic, a SBC based on the last (in 2020) accessible low power Power Based CPU, the NXP T1040, but unfortunately it has a loss in terms of cost/performance, in relation with competitors.
The actual Django design is slowly turning in a proof of concept, but what we want to support is the knowledge of the requested know-how that can be reused for upcoming power architectures, and make it open and available to all the community.
We want to be ready for the next Open Power step!

Manuel Virgilio is a member of the Power Progress Community association, currently a software engineer and a hardware designer. Actually supports some porting from little endian to big endian and is trying to make powerpc64-be available on freedesktop-sdk.