We are happy to announce the latest addition to the farm, a POWER9 Blackbird system from Raptor Computing Systems. This new host is located in Toulouse, France, and runs Debian bookworm in little-endian mode.

With 8 cores and 32 threads, it is a smaller system compared to cfarm135, but should still provide appreciably fast build times on a POWER architecture.

It is available to all farm users over SSH on cfarm29.cfarm.net. It has actually been available for some weeks already, but we wanted to add a bigger disk before announcing it.

Many thanks to the dedicated developer who donated the hardware, and to tetaneutral.net for hosting it!