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Linux on IBM Power Systems
Developer portal

Developing Linux applications on IBM Power Systems is easier than ever

Cloud resources to explore, learn, and develop on POWER

Imagine what you could create with access to the OpenPOWER ecosystem. Try it. Be brilliant.

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Nimbix Cloud cognitive journey demo

Learn about cognitive computing on IBM Power System S822LC for HPC (Minksy) with this hands-on demo that showcases machine learning with PowerAI.

Access: Free with IBM coupon code
Intended users: ISVs, open source developers, and data scientists
Accelerator: GPU with NVLink
Instance type: Container only
Server size: 1 GPU, 1 CPU core, 32GB memory, 100GB disk
OS: Ubuntu, CentOS
Max duration: 10 hours

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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, CentOS, Fedora
Max duration: Two weeks. Longer with business justification.

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Oregon State University – Open Source Lab

In partnership with IBM, the OSL provides access to IBM POWER based servers for developing and testing open source projects.

Access: Open
Intended users: Academics, researchers, and open source developers
Accelerator: None
Instance type: Virtual Machine
Server size: 1-8 CPU, 2-16GB RAM, 20-120GB disk
OS: Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu
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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SuperVessel

Built on top of the POWER architecture and technologies, SuperVessel provides open, remote access for ecosystem developers and university students. Hosted by IBM Research China.

Access: Open
Intended users: Academics, researchers, and open source developers
Accelerator: FPGA, PCI-e GPU
Instance type: Virtual Machine
Server size: 1-2 vCPU, 2-4GB RAM, 20GB disk
OS: Ubuntu, CentOS
Max duration: 100 days

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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: Container only
Server size: 1 GPU, 128GB RM
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

Use this map 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.