IBM 7043-150 and T2/Linux

IBM 7043-150

The Model 150 is probably the most common RS/6000, PowerPC ever made since it hit the ratio of low cost, performance and flexibility based on the Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP).

Notes and quirks

Large kernel, initrd might not load and sound might not work anymore w/ ALSA.

Performance Index

4:45:22h to build binutils-2.41 w/ gcc-13.2.0, linux-6.5.4
40:39m to build bash-5.2.15 w/ gcc-13.2.0, linux-6.5.4
18:23m to build bash-5.2.15 w/ gcc-4.1.1, linux-2.6.16


processor : 0
cpu : 604r
clock : 375.000000MHz
revision : 49.2 (pvr 0009 3102)
bogomips : 41.47
timebase : 20780778
machine : CHRP IBM,7043-150


00:00.0 Host bridge: Motorola MPC106 [Grackle] (rev 40)
00:0b.0 ISA bridge: Symphony Labs W83C553 (rev 10)
00:0b.1 IDE interface: Symphony Labs SL82c105 (rev 05)
00:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Trident Microsystems 4DWave DX (rev 26)
00:0d.0 Class ff00: IBM MPIC interrupt controller
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c875 (rev 04)
00:16.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 (rev 01)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: IBM IBM27-82351 (rev 01)
01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Trident Microsystems 4DWave DX (rev 26)