Tyan’s new OpenPOWER Habanero Server

Tyan offers three Habanero servers models
S – BSP012T71V14HR-4T-3
M – BSP012T71V14HR-4T-4
L – BSP012T71V14HR-4T-5

The Tyan website for Habanero has been updated with a larger selection of network & storage adapters. http://www.tyan.com/solutions/tyan_openpower_system.html

Available Tyan public manuals – http://www.tyan.com/support_download_manuals.aspx?model=B.TN71-BP012

Detail Specs of “M” config –

For a Hadoop, Spark or Big SQL Data node we are starting with the model “M”.
BIOS Support
The Habanero server contains an AMI BIOS – http://tate.cx:5000/fbsharing/KJCbQfY0
OS Support
Ubuntu 14.04.3 & 15.04 is supported by Tyan – http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server/power8
The BIOS appears feature rich. Tyan claims IPMI (BMC), ipmitool, PXE support in the manual.
Official support from Redhat is planned for RHEL 7.2 Unofficial support for RHEL 7.1
Habanero server models contain 2x 3.5″ rear drives. The 12x front drive bays can be populated after purchase.  The following 3.5″ drives are supported by Tyan –
  • WD WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B1 SATAIII 6Gb/s 4TB Buffer 64MB 7200RPM
  • WD WD1000DHTZ-04N21V0 SATAIII 6Gb/s 1TB Buffer 64MB 10K RPM
  • Seagate ST3000NM0033 SATAIII 6Gb/s 3TB Cache 128MB 7200RPM
  • Toshiba MG04A CA400 SATAIII 6Gb/s 4TB
  • SanDisk SDLFNCAR-960G-1HA1 SATAIII 6Gb/s 960GB SSD
Storage Adapter
Habanero server models contain an onboard drive controller for the rear drives. A Storage Adapter is required to support drives installed in the front drive bay. The Adaptec 71605 RAID adapter is supported by Tyan. An Adaptec series 8 adapter is expected.
Habanero server models contain 128MB or 256MB of memory. Additional memory DIMM slots can be populated after purchase.  The following 1600MHz DDR3 memory DIMMs are supported by Tyan –
  • Kingston 8GB KVR16LR11S4/8KF
  • Kingston 16GB KVR16LR11D4/16KF
  • Samsung 16 GB M393B2G70DB0-YK0
Habanero servers support 1 Gb and 10 Gb ethernet via a 10GBase-T Mezz card (Tyan MP012-B840-4T and Qlogic 10GbE 4-port LAN adapter). Additional network adapters such as Mellanox are unofficially supported.
EC changes to Front Drive Backplane
Ben Mashak is claiming as of today, the EC to the front drive backplane is no longer required. Would be good to know what rev levels.
Tyan Sales Contact
Lydia Tsai

Leave a comment