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OpenPOWER GPU Request Form

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. For more information about this partnership, please visit our POWER Development Hosting page.

Please use the form below to request new hosting on the OpenPOWER GPU POWER environment hosted at the OSUOSL.

For any changes, updates, or issues with an existing project please send the specific request as an email to openpower-gpu-support@osuosl.org and include the original project name in the subject line.

This access is intended only for free and open source projects who qualify and are approved by both the OSUOSL and IBM. For proprietary sourced projects or products please use other POWER resources which can be found here.

The OpenPOWER GPU development infrastructure was created to provide developers access to new NVIDIA GPU technologies hosted on the OpenPOWER platform. Access to these resources are limited and we ask you provide us with the information below so we can find the best way to provide the resources you are requesting for GPU based development. If there are questions or concerns about access as well as requests that require large amounts of resources, please provide details in the "Other information" section.

Name of the open source project or education institution this request will be supporting.
Primary website URL for the open source project or education institution.
Please describe in detail the mission and purpose of this request in regards to how the POWER architecture will support your project. Also describe the general mission of your project.
What types of activity will the machine be used for? (i.e. compile builds, performance testing, architecture troubleshooting, etc).
How long do you expect you will need these resources? Ongoing or indefinitely are also acceptable answers.
Estimated number of nodes (machines) you'd like to have.
Which Linux distribution would you like to use for your machine? This would likely be the latest stable version available for PPC. If you want a specific version, please state that in the comments section on the last page.
Public SSH key to be used for initial access to the system.
Normal turnaround for access is typically 7 business days. If you need it sooner than that, please choose which time frame you need. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Is there anything additional you would like to provide for your request?

You should receive an automated email from our request ticketing system to the email address you have provided within 5-10 minutes. If you don't receive this email please reach out to us at openpower-gpu-support@osuosl.org or via IRC in #osuosl on Libera Chat.