Oxide Computer releases distribution of illumos intended to power the Oxide Rack

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  • helios

    Helios: Or, a Vision in a Dream. A Fragment. (by oxidecomputer)

  • InfluxDB

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  • propolis

    VMM userspace for illumos bhyve

    No, it's a VM, running a bhyve-based hypervisor, Propolis.[0] LX branded zones were/are great -- but for absolute fidelity one really needs VMs.

    [0] https://github.com/oxidecomputer/propolis

  • omicron

    Omicron: Oxide control plane

    > I also wonder if internally Linux is used for development of the platform itself

    Developers at Oxide work on whatever platform they'd like. I will say I am in the minority as a Windows user though, most are on some form of Unix.

    > so they can create "virtual" racks to dogfood the product without full blown physical racks.

    So one of the reasons why Rust is such an advantage for us is its strong cross-platform support: you can run a simulated version of the control plane on Mac, Linux, and Illumos, without a physical rack. The non-simulated version must run on Helios. [1]

    That said we do have a rack in the office (literally named dogfood) that employees can use for various things if they wish.

    1: https://github.com/oxidecomputer/omicron?tab=readme-ov-file#...

  • crucible

    A storage service. (by oxidecomputer)

    Yes! Crucible[0] is on our list of upcoming episodes. We can touch on it tonight, but it's really deserving of its own deep dive!

    [0] https://github.com/oxidecomputer/crucible

  • illumos-gate

    An open-source Unix operating system

    Nobody's paid to have it pass Open Group Unix Branding certification tests

    https://www.opengroup.org/openbrand/register/

    so it can't use the UNIX™ trade mark.

    But it's got the AT&T Unix kernel & userland sources contained in it.

    PDP-11 Unix System III: https://www.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=SysIII/usr/src/ut...

    IllumOS: https://github.com/illumos/illumos-gate/blob/b8169dedfa435c0...

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