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Here’s how

IBM has partnered with Nimbix to provide cognitive developers a trial account that provides 24-hours of free processing time on the PowerAI platform. Follow these steps to register for access to Nimbix to try the PowerAI code patterns and explore the platform.

  1. Go here:
  2. Click Create a new account to create an IBMid. If you already have an IBMid, enter your credentials and click Continue.
  3. On the IBM PowerAI Trial registration page, enter the required information and click Continue to complete the registration and launch the IBM Marketplace Products and Services page
  4. Your IBM Marketplace Products and Services page displays all offerings that are available to you; the PowerAI Trial should now be one of them. From the PowerAI Trial section, click Launch, as shown below, to launch the IBM PowerAI trial page. Note: Your trial container has a default four-hour timer built in. Please refer to the “Navigating your free trial” for more information.

    Launch PowerAI Trial Button
  5. The Welcome to IBM PowerAI Trial page provides instructions for accessing the trial, as shown below. Alternatively, you will receive an email confirming your registration with similar instructions that you can follow to start the trial.

    PowerAI Trial Welcome Page
    Summary of steps for starting the trial:
    • From your local browser, visit the following URL, https://<IP Address>/tree/demo where IP Address is the IP Address shown on the Welcome page (or in the confirmation email)
    • Login with the userid and password shown on the Welcome page (or in the confirmation email)

Navigating your free trial

  • Your trial container comes provisioned with PowerAI R5.1 with the following attributes: 32-thread POWER8, 128 GB, 1 CPU (np8c0).
  • Your trial container includes the following:
  • Your trial container has a default four-hour timer built in. In an effort to conserve resources the container has a built in four-hour timer that starts when the container is created and continues running whether you’re logged in or logged out of the account. At the four hour mark, the container will shut itself down and the container will be deleted. However, any files you saved to the container’s /data directory will be preserved.
  • You can continue using the free trial for as long as clock time remains in the 24-hour trial period. This means that if you still need access to a container after the four-hour timer has deleted it, you can resume the container following these steps:
    1. Go to your IBM Marketplace Products and Services page and click Launch from the PowerAI Trial section.
    2. On the PowerAI Trial launch page, click Resume (in the Summary table under Container Status) . Resume will actually create a new container; your original /data directory is relinked to the new container.
    Because you’re getting a newly created container, you will receive an email with new login credentials to log back in. This is similar to the time-out that happens with on-line banking websites.
  • If you finish before the 24-hours have expired, please cancel your subscription by following these steps:
    1. From the IBM Marketplace Products and Services page, click Manage from the PowerAI Trial section.
    2. On the Manage page, click Cancel plan.
    3. Confirm that you want to cancel the plan, as shown below:

      Cancel PowerAI Trial
  • Your trial access will automatically shut down after 24-hours and delete any unsaved work so make sure you save anything you’ve done (and want to preserve) prior to end of the trial period.
  • If you need more time, you can re-register for another trial following the instructions outlined on this page.

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