The GCC Compile Farm project

The GCC Compile farm project maintains machines of various architectures and provides SSH access to free software developers, GCC and others (GPL, BSD, MIT, ...).

Once your account application is approved (see the Request an account page), you get full SSH access to all the farm machines, current and future.

For more information about usage, see the wiki page of the project.

Latest news


gcc123 recently suffered from a disk failure, just a few months after being operational. Today, OSUOSL changed the disk and reinstalled the machine. Because there is no RAID on this machine, any user data stored on the machine was lost.

This is a good opportunity to remind that the compile farm is "best effort": we make no promise whatsover about data integrity, so make sure to always have a copy of your important work somewhere else!

The SSH host keys of gcc123 have been restored, so SSH access should work just fine with the reinstalled system.

gcc12 just reached 3000 days of uptime, which amounts to a little more than 8 years!

Here is a bit of history on this machine hosted by FSF France:

2007-06-24 gcc11/12/13 installed
2007-07-22 gcc11/12/13 moved to datacenter, gcc01..09 stopped, gcc08 online at a temporary location
2007-11-25 gcc11/12/13 moved to new datacenter, downtime 1700 UTC to 2000 UTC
2008-05-18 gcc11 and gcc12 moved to new datacenter (same IP).
2009-08-14 planned downtime for gcc11/gcc12 at the end of august
2009-08-31 gcc12 is down, please use gcc13 until gcc12 is restored
2009-09-21 gcc11/12 are up in their new FSF France datacenter in Rennes

Since then, the machine (and its hosting facility) has been extremely stable. Of course, since it is still running Debian 5 "lenny" and has limited hardware resources for today's standards, its usage is quite low nowadays.

There were even older machines in the GCC compile farm, see the history of the project.

We are happy to announce that four new x86_64 servers have joined the farm, numbered gcc120 to gcc123. These are Open Compute Project servers from Facebook, with two 8-cores Xeon and 144 GB of RAM. Two of them are running CentOS 7, and the two others are running Debian 9.

Note that these machines are reachable on a non-default SSH port. The SSH ports are displayed in the list of machines, and there is a SSH configuration that you can copy-paste (click on Show SSH config at the top of the page).

Many thanks to OSUOSL for setting up and hosting these servers!