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From: "Anthony G. Basile" <blueness@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] PowerPC Resources at OSU
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:49:30
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] PowerPC Resources at OSU by James Le Cuirot
1 On 9/12/17 4:30 PM, James Le Cuirot wrote:
2 > On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:29:10 -0500
3 > R0b0t1 <r030t1@×××××.com> wrote:
4 >
5 >> 1) May I have access to a/the POWER server, or some other suitable
6 >> POWER resource? If not,
7 >> 2) is anyone available to verify that I am associated with the project
8 >> or that I will use the resources for project related work?
9 >>
10 >> My intent is to experiment with the PowerPC architecture, specifically
11 >> features found on newer POWER processors and servers. It is unlikely I
12 >> will ever get to do this on my own as the machines run $10k-$30k. I
13 >> requested services from OSU because GCC was not able to accommodate my
14 >> request for hypervisor access on their system.
15 >>
16 >> However, having finally found the resources I've been looking for this
17 >> whole time, it looks like OSU's nodes are virtualized and won't be
18 >> able to do exactly what I want anyway (i.e. the GCC sysadmin was
19 >> misinformed), so I may have accidentally wasted people's time and
20 >> potentially tarnished Gentoo's reputation. I will make amends as best
21 >> I can.
22 >
23 > As of a few months ago, we have two POWER8 guests, one big endian
24 > (timberdoodle) and one little endian (bogsucker). We would just have
25 > one but you can't mix big and little endian on the same system.
26 >
27 > After the old POWER7 timberdoodle died, I was responsible for creating
28 > these new instances with some help from prometheanfire. Replacing
29 > CentOS systems that had tied up all the storage from the other side of
30 > the world with no direct raw access was an interesting challenge!
31 >
32 > I didn't intend to manage the systems long term though as I only use
33 > them for building and testing Java stuff. I consider prometheanfire,
34 > blueness, and vapier to be in charge though you may struggle getting
35 > hold of the latter two.
36 >
37 > We generally only give access to devs but I am aware of one exception
38 > we made for gnu_andrew, who works for Red Hat and provides our icedtea
39 > ebuilds. Unfortunately I've only seen you on this list but hopefully
40 > someone can vouch for you. I don't know whether these guests will be
41 > suitable for your needs though.
42 >
44 I've been using timberdoodle, but not bogsucker. I haven't been
45 following this thread, but if its a question of maintaining those
46 machines, I can help out with that.
48 --
49 Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D.
50 Gentoo Linux Developer [Hardened]
51 E-Mail : blueness@g.o
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