Self-hosted runner on ppc64el architecture?

Hi,

Are there plans to support the ppc64el/ppc64le (POWER) architecture for self-hosted Linux-based GitHub Action runners? Considering that both Debian, Ubuntu, and RHEL/CentOS already support this architecture. At the time of writing, it seems that only amd64, armhf, and aarch64 architectures are supported…

I know it’s kinda niche, but I’m developing software that is able to run on this architecture, so I feel that I badly need this feature…

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Highly unlikely. Our open-sourced runner is written using dotnet core which does not support the POWER architecture. I was able to find this: https://github.com/dotnet/runtime/issues/10055

Also relevant: Expanded platform support: Consider porting to go or typescript · Issue #243 · actions/runner · GitHub

I see. I guess for now I need to use Travis CI for ppc64le, then.

I love to see GitHub Actions to support ppc64el architecture.

But do GitHub Actions really need to run the self hosted runner on ppc64el architecture directly? Is it possible for GitHub Actions as a proxy server, to connect to the external remote servers hosted by IBM to return the result?

But do GitHub Actions really need to run the self hosted runner on ppc64el architecture directly? Is it possible for GitHub Actions as a proxy server, to connect to the external remote servers hosted by IBM to return the result?

Ah sorry I misunderstood this topic was about GitHub hosted runner.