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Cloud resources to explore, learn, and develop on POWER

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Nimbix Cloud PowerAI Test Drive

Learn about cognitive computing on IBM Power System S822LC for HPC with hands-on code patterns that showcase machine learning with PowerAI.

Access: Free
Intended users: ISVs, developers, and data scientists needing short trial access
Accelerator: None
Instance type: Bare-metal container
Server size: 1 CPU core, 32 GB memory, 100 GB disk
OS: RHEL

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Power Development Cloud

No-charge remote access to IBM POWER hardware for developing, porting and functional testing on the platform.

Access: Open
Intended users: IBM PartnerWorld members, open source developers
Accelerator: None
Instance type: Virtual Machine
Server size: 1-2 vCPU, 2-4GB RAM, 35GB disk
OS: Ubuntu, RHEL, SLES, Fedora, CentOS
Max duration: Two weeks. Longer with business justification.

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Oregon State University

In partnership with IBM, the Open Source Lab (OSL), with non-GPU servers, and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB), with GPU servers, provide access to IBM POWER based servers for developing and testing open source projects.

Access: Open
Intended users: Academics, researchers, and open source developers
Accelerator: P100 and V100 Tesla GPUs with NVLink
Instance type: Virtual Machine (non-GPU), Bare-metal container (GPU)
Server size: 1-8 CPU, 2-16GB RAM, 20-120GB disk for VM Instance type, 1-8 CPU, 1TB Shared Memory, 25G disk or more on request for bare-metal instance type.
OS: CentOS, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Other
Max duration: Indefinite with approval

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Unicamp MiniCloud

No-charge, access to Power bare metal and virtual machines (VMs) for developing, testing or migrating applications to Linux on Power. Hosted by University of Campinas, Brazil.

Access: Open
Intended users: Academics, researchers, and open source developers
Accelerator: NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU
Instance type: VM, bare metal
Server size: Various
OS: Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, CentOS
Max duration: 30 days. Longer with approval

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University of Texas, Austin- Texas Advanced Computing Center

TACC designs and deploys the world’s most powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions to enable researchers to answer complex questions like these and many more.

Access: Open
Intended users: Academics, researchers, and open source developers
Accelerator: FPGA, GPU
Instance type: Bare metal
Server size: Varies
OS: Fedora, Ubuntu, RHEL, I-Soft, Red-flag
Max duration: Varies

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Brno University of Technology

Red Hat in the Czech Republic, faculty of Information Technology at the Brno University of Technology and IBM Linux Technology Center have partnered to provide access to POWER based servers to enable an open platform for innovation to the open source community.

Access: Open
Intended users: Academics, researchers, and open source developers
Accelerator: None
Instance type: VM, bare metal
Server size: Varies
OS: RHEL
Max duration: Varies

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Nimbix Cloud

The Nimbix Jarvice Cloud platform is the first commercial cloud environment to feature POWER8 with NVLink. It features ready to deploy instances for deep learning and NVLink application deployment and development.

Access: Fee-based Cloud Service Provider
Intended users: Anyone who needs access to GPUs
Accelerator: GPU with NVLink
Instance type: Bare-metal container
Server size: Up to 4 GPUs, up to 1 TB memory, and up to 20 cores (160 threads)
OS: Ubuntu, Fedora
Max duration: Unlimited

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SiteOx

Leased POWER resources for anyone who needs long term access or has requirements that cannot be met by the Power Development Cloud.

Access: Fee-based Cloud Service Provider
Intended users: Anyone who needs access to a public IP address or a unique Linux OS
Accelerator: None
Instance type: Virtual Machine
Server size: Varies
OS: Virtually all Linux distributions
Max duration: Unlimited

POWER cloud resources throughout the world

The POWER cloud resource map, maintained and created by the OpenPower Foundation, allows you to quickly and easily find regional and global sites that offer access to POWER development tools and platforms. Choose any of the available cloud resources based on your region and type of access, instance, accelerator and OS required.