Chris is a Principal Engineer at Lenovo responsible for systems management firmware. While new to OpenBMC his enterprise experience spans 9 Intel generations of chipsets as well as AMD. He has developed BMC firmware on high volume 2 CPU servers up to multi-node 16 CPU servers.
A study on enabling OpenBMC on a high end enterprise Purley server. We take a shipping Lenovo server, SR950 (hw enabled for 96DIMMs / 8CPUs; BMC=Pilot4), and explore readiness of core OpenBMC components when paired with dense configurations. We are interested in boot and runtime performance as well as scaling capabilities such as >256 sensors (use of multi-LUNs).