[Barrelfish-users] Which multicore platform for investigating Barrelfish.

Timothy Roscoe troscoe at inf.ethz.ch
Thu Nov 4 17:59:02 MET 2010

Hi Edmund,

You're right, the Tyan n6650w is EOL.  It also has some very strange 
properties due to the unconventional HT interconnect topology, but 
that's another story.

We use a variety of machines at ETHZ and Microsoft, with both AMD (Magny 
Cours, Shanghai, Instanbul, Barcelona) and Intel (Nehalem and Nehalem-EX 
- Beckton).  By and large, they work.

However, the public version of Barrelfish on the web site is much less 
likely to work with these newer machines - we've fixed a lot of ACPI 
bugs and the like in the last year or so.  If you can wait a few weeks, 
we hope to do another full Barrelfish release (followed by much more 
frequent releases than we've done so far).  This will be more complete, 
and have more hardware support than the old version currently on the web 

Hope this helps,

  -- Timothy Roscoe

On 11/04/2010 05:37 PM, Edmund Lam wrote:
> Moving forward, which is the best supported multicore processor and board
> with which to examine Barrelfish?
> The Tyan n6650w environment outlined in the 2009 paper is now end of life.
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