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CSPI Multi-Computer FastCluster
CSPI has since 1999 used Yellow Dog Linux as the foundation for a Power Linux Board Support Package.
Device support common to many systems
- Audio (sound): Audio functions with all known systems with the release of YDL v4.1 and
forward, unless otherwise stated above.
- Sleep: Sleep functions on portables with ATI video cards, unless otherwise stated above.
- 10/100/1000 ethernet: All on-board ethernet cards are fully supported unless otherwise
- Wireless: The 802.11b and 802.11g protocols are supported.
Apple's original Airports is fully, automatically supported. Apple's Airport Extreme is also
supported with the release of YDL v5.0 and forware. However,
to gain functionality, the end-user must copy a section of code from OSX to Linux, as explained
in the HOWTOS.
Some PCMCIA Wi-Fi cards and USB Wi-Fi keys may be supported. Review the HOWTOS
for more information.
- MODEMS: Modern MODEMS do not often function due to a transition (early 2000s) from
'hardware' MODEMs to 'software' MODEMs which rely upon
proprietary algorithms to simulate what used to be physical hardware, reducing the cost of
manufacturing. Software MODEMs are challenging, sometimes
impossible to reverse engineer, resulting in lack of support. There are some external USB modems
which may function under Linux. A Google open_in_new
search will provide current information.
- Bluetooth: While supported with YDL v4.0 and forward, this does not ensure all Bluetooth
devices will function. Refer to the HOWTOs for
- USB and FireWire: This protocol is fully supported for data transfer, but not booting.
However, the driver correlating to the USB or FireWire
device must be present and functional in order to gain functionality. Most USB devices will be
readily available through the Desktop Manager as a
mountable device when attached.
- DVD, Super-drive: YDL offers boot and data transfer support for these removable devices. DVD
movies may be played using freely available, 3rd
party software. However, use of this software may be deemed illegal by certain regulatory agencies.
- CPUs: Single, dual, quad, and mult-core (Cell) CPUs are fully supported.
- PCMCIA: These expansion ports are fully supported. However, the driver (and sometimes
firmware) correlating to the PCMCIA card must be present
in order for YDL to offer functionality. The Yellow Dog HOWTOs
offer instruction for
particular PCMCIA cards, or post a query on the yellowdog-general list.
- PCI/AGP: These slots are fully supported. However, the driver correlating to the PCI/AGP
card must be present and functional (for YDL) in order
to gain functionality. Note that x86 graphics cards do not readily function in a Power architecture
system without eumulation at the firmware level.
- ATA, SATA, SCSI: Fully supported.
Many thanks to EveryMac.com open_in_new
for providing an organizational foundation for this portion of the
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