Thursday, October 04, 2018


Raptor Announces ‘Blackbird’ Micro-ATX, Low-Cost POWER9 Motherboard

What is POWER9

POWER9 is an alternative to x86 processor architecture. Tom’s Hardware has a nice overview. It has support in the Linux kernel, and the support of several distributions.

Blackbird is a micro-ATX motherboard intended for OpenPOWER desktops/appliances and other low-power computing needs.

Raptor has several other POWER9 systems, and teased this release earlier to Phoronix.