We are happy to announce that a new IBM server has been added to the farm, thanks to OSUOSL!
This POWER9 server extends the already available IBM hardware in the compile farm: POWER7 (gcc110, gcc111) and POWER8 (gcc112, gcc119). It features 128 CPU cores and 256 GB of RAM, as well as a high-performance I/O setup with 8 disks in a RAID5 configuration. Disk I/O was the main bottleneck for the existing POWER machines, so hopefully this new machine will provide much better performance in practice.
It is already possible to connect to this new machine through SSH at gcc135.fsffrance.org.