Blackbird scheduled for availability in Q1 2019

From Twitter, Blackbird exists in hardware, and is estimated for general availability in Q1 2019. Our spies at OpenPOWER found the unit to be well-developed and functional, but a solid first impression obviously is no substitute for a full review. I'll be purchasing one to look at how well POWER9 systems can cover the low-end, as well as a test system for development work, and we'll be reviewing it here. The price is still planned to be less than the Talos II Lite, but no word on exactly how much less.