Sparc64 System emulator

Use the executable qemu-system-sparc64 to simulate a Sun4u (UltraSPARC PC-like machine), Sun4v (T1 PC-like machine), or generic Niagara (T1) machine. The Sun4u emulator is mostly complete, being able to run Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD in headless (-nographic) mode. The Sun4v emulator is still a work in progress.

The Niagara T1 emulator makes use of firmware and OS binaries supplied in the S10image/ directory of the OpenSPARC T1 project and is able to boot the disk.s10hw2 Solaris image.

qemu-system-sparc64 -M niagara -L /path-to/S10image/ \
                    -nographic -m 256 \
                    -drive if=pflash,readonly=on,file=/S10image/disk.s10hw2

QEMU emulates the following peripherals:

  • UltraSparc IIi APB PCI Bridge

  • PCI VGA compatible card with VESA Bochs Extensions

  • PS/2 mouse and keyboard

  • Non Volatile RAM M48T59

  • PC-compatible serial ports

  • 2 PCI IDE interfaces with hard disk and CD-ROM support

  • Floppy disk