docker · linux · power · ppc64le · travis

ppc64le: creating a Docker image for travis-build on ppc64le

Travis Build is a library that Travis Workers use to generate a shell based build script which is then uploaded to the VMs using SSH and executed, with the resulting output streamed back to Travis. In worker to use it on ppc64le it is necessary to make some adjustments in the Dockerfile so the right packages are… Continue reading ppc64le: creating a Docker image for travis-build on ppc64le

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