The OpenPOWER Research Facility at IIT Bombay is hosted in the Systems and Control Engineering Department in a IBM 42U Rack.
On the hardware part it consists of the following nodes:
2 x OpenPOWER based 8247-42L servers with each having:
20 cores of 3.42 GHz each (capable of creating 160 POWER threads) Refer to the links in About POWER 8 section for a great insight on POWER architecture
256 GB RAM
8 TB raw capacity level hard disks
1 x NVIDIA Tesla K40m GPU
1 x OpenPOWER-based 8247-21L with:
10 cores of 3.75 GHz
128 GB RAM
8x1 TB raw capacity hard disks
These machines are interconnected with a Mellanox switch of 12 ports with 8 Gigabit throughput.
About POWER 8
On the software part, this facility runs on Ubuntu Linux 14.04.3 and provides:
- gcc (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3) 4.8.4
- IBM Platform LSF Community Edition 220.127.116.11 Job scheduler
- advance-toolchain-at 9.0 9..0.3 Compilers
Access to this facility is currently available to researchers across India on request.
To request access, please contact us.