Scaling OpenBMC out to high end enterprise server -- learnings


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).