[cfarm-announces] New POWER8 BE machine (ppc64-linux): gcc203

CFarm Annoucements cfarm-announces at lists.tetaneutral.net
Mon Apr 6 19:35:38 CEST 2020

Hi all!

We have a new machine in the compile farm: gcc203.  It is a POWER8
system in big-endian mode running Linux, that is, powerpc64-linux.

It runs Debian; it is a 4-cpu partition of a bigger machine (an S822).
That means you shouldn't normally use more than -j16 (and always much
less for non-interactive runs, of course).

The Power ISA machines we now have are:

gcc110  POWER7 BE  Linux  16 cores   64 threads   64GB ram   1.8TB disk
gcc203  POWER8 BE  Linux   4 cores   32 threads   32GB ram   1.0TB disk
gcc112  POWER8 LE  Linux  20 cores  160 threads  256GB ram   1.8TB disk
gcc135  POWER9 LE  Linux  32 cores  128 threads  256GB ram  24.9TB disk

gcc111  POWER7 BE  AIX    12 cores   48 threads  128GB ram
gcc119  POWER8 BE  AIX    16 cores  128 threads  160GB ram

(So clearly as a workhorse machine you should use gcc135!)

(The page at https://cfarm.tetaneutral.net/machines/list/ currently
has some of the gcc203 numbers wrong; we're working on it, various
programs do not know how to handle virtualised systems well).

Enjoy, and please be mindful of others,


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