Hi all Linode enthusiasts
How about open source CPU as an option with Linode?
Who would be interested in this? You're welcome to vote above. Before voting it's suggested to read the F.A.Q. below.
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
What do you mean by "option"?
Optional open source CPU. Not replacing Intel CPU. For example, when buying a new Linode, you could choose between either a Intel CPU or an open source CPU. No change to the present default Intel CPU. In other words, if you buy a new Linode, by default it would come with an Intel CPU pre-selected. But during the order, you would be able to optionally and manually change your order from a Intel CPU to a open source CPU.
What are the benefits for Linode?
Stronger security. For sources and details find "What do you mean by open source?" section below.
Attract more clients. Like minded client interested in open source CPU. Seems that open source CPU would align with Linode' values and interest in open source Linux. Some of the benefits with open source CPU are a stronger security, stronger privacy, and reduce risk of abuse. Because its code is publicly available for review and contributions. Assuming the software code license is owned and supported by a friendly not-for-profit community. Instead of a for-profit corporation.
What do you mean by "open source"?
By "open source" CPU I means CPU such as, but not limited to:
• RISC-V RISC-V:
___• Source code at https://github.com/riscv/riscv-wiki/wik ... s-and-SoCs
Google, HP, and Oracle have joined the RISC-V foundation.
• Amber at https://opencores.org/project/amber
Comparison of open source CPU at http://parallel.princeton.edu/openpiton ... essors.php
Interesting article by Jason at https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-intel ... -meltdown/
Archived at https://archive.li/mMKj3
Feel really free to use any CPU to your liking for your Linode. This post is just a suggestion.
In the future, if Linode decides to offer open source CPU for all their data centers, I look forward to that
All are welcome to join the other related discussion and vote about AMD CPU at viewtopic.php?f=7&p=76652#p76652