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OSU Open Source Lab

POWER Development Hosting

The Open Source Lab partners with IBM to host POWER based servers in order to provide an open platform for innovation to the open source community. Current projects embrace open software projects ranging from KVM to OpenStack and open collaboration with OpenPOWER Foundation partners, including NVIDIA, Mellanox, Ubuntu and Google, and open source based ISV and distribution partners, such as Chef, Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu, who support the latest POWER hardware via production and development (Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and Debian) distributions.

Members of the community can use these POWER servers to develop and test open source projects on the Power Architecture platform and in a PowerLinux environment. Developers looking for assistance can go to the Linux on IBM Power Systems Developer portal or IBM Portal for OpenPOWER.

Two clusters of POWER resources are hosted at the Open Source Lab.

The first is an OpenStack based cluster offering POWER8 (POWER9 once available) LE instances running on KVM and providing access via OpenStack's API and GUI interface. These shared systems are intended for functional development and continuous integration work, but are not ideal for performance testing. We start projects out with a small quota, but can increase given resource availability and justification. To request access to an OpenStack POWER instance, use our OpenPOWER OpenStack request form.

The second is an OpenPOWER GPU based acceleration cluster offering POWER8+ "Minsky" servers with NVIDIA P100 GPUs connected via NVLink. To request access to the OpenPOWER GPU cluster, use our OpenPOWER GPU request form.