The GCC Compile farm project maintains machines of various architectures and provides SSH access to free software developers, GCC and others (GPL, BSD, MIT, ...).
For more information about usage, see the wiki page of the project.
A new SPARC64 machine running Debian is available. It has a relatively old T3 processor, but provides 32 CPU cores and 256 threads.
It is already possible to login to this new machine with:
Many thanks to ylibc.org for making this machine available!
The Compile Farm AIX 7.2 system (gcc119) will be offline and unavailable on Monday, May 18, to transfer the system to a different partition. All user files should be available on the new partition when the transfer is complete and the system is restarted. The system will be transferred back to the original partition at a later time.
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 8-cpu partition of a bigger machine (an S822).
That means you shouldn't normally use more than -j32 (and always much less for non-interactive runs, of course).
The Power ISA machines we now have are:
|Name||Arch||OS||CPU cores||CPU threads||RAM||Disk|
|gcc110||POWER7 BE||Linux||16 cores||64 threads||64 GB||1.8 TB|
|gcc203||POWER8 BE||Linux||8 cores||64 threads||64 GB||1.0 TB|
|gcc112||POWER8 LE||Linux||20 cores||160 threads||256 GB||1.8 TB|
|gcc135||POWER9 LE||Linux||32 cores||128 threads||256 GB||24.9 TB|
|gcc111||POWER7 BE||AIX||12 cores||48 threads||128 GB|
|gcc119||POWER8 BE||AIX||16 cores||128 threads||160 GB|
So, clearly, as a workhorse machine you should use gcc135!
The list of machines currently has some of the CPU/core numbers wrong for gcc203; we're working on it, various programs do not know how to handle virtualised systems well.
Enjoy, and please be mindful of others!