cuda · gpu · linux · minicloud · ppc64le

power: installing CUDA8 on Ubuntu 16.04 running on a Minsky machine with POWER8 with NVLink + Tesla P100

You can leverage the most advanced GPU on IBM Power machine.  The Power System S822LC for High-Performance Computing (code-named “Minsky”) contains two Power8 CPUs and  two Nvidia Tesla P100 GPUs. It is available at Minicloud 🙂 This post is an updated version of the steps described here. Verify that the GPU cards are detected Install basic… Continue reading power: installing CUDA8 on Ubuntu 16.04 running on a Minsky machine with POWER8 with NVLink + Tesla P100

c/c++ · linux · minicloud · ppc64le

power: building your own version of Advance Toolchain

The IBM Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power is stand-alone set of open source development tools and run-time libraries allows users to take leading edge advantage of IBM’s latest POWER hardware features on Linux. It provides functionalities ahead of what is supported by current Linux distribution and does not rely on the system toolchain, requiring minimum dependencies. A new release… Continue reading power: building your own version of Advance Toolchain

linux · ppc64le · x86_64

linux: recursively downloading files from a FTP server protected by a robot

I needed to recursively download a set of files from a ftp server. As usual, my first option was to use wget to execute this job. When I issued the command, the following interesting message showed up: Note: I replaced the original FTP for <ftp_location>. Instead of downloading the files I wanted, it downloaded a file… Continue reading linux: recursively downloading files from a FTP server protected by a robot

linux · ppc64le · x86_64

linux: find out file permissions numbers

When dealing with file on Linux you eventually will handle file permissions in multiple situations. Although the default permission schema shown by the command ls tends to be more intuitive given its verbosity, using a more simple view based on the permissions number might be faster (if you are familiar with it). For example, lets take… Continue reading linux: find out file permissions numbers