Site Ox.com. My own Ubuntu on Power guest.
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This offering is being offered as an easy way for all developers to get access to Ubuntu and Power. There's even a free two-week trial period. Costs on a per day basis start at $3 day.
(Update: See Day Two experiences in the next article)
Interesting.. I wonder how easy this really is. Let's try.
How hard is this to get a system?
Starting from siteox.com.
I "Registered" myself as a new account. Normal email validation. There's of course a variety of T's and C's to agree to. I generally don't pay much attention, but they seemed reasonable. No production work. Don't put confidential or personal information here. They're not liable for anything. Blah blah blah.
I selected a new service order. I wanted an Ubuntu guest. The default account is 1 processor, 2 GB memory, 20GB storage. Their terminology is "Linux on Power VM". The two week trial was good for $27 ($3 a day). I selected 4 processors. That added $3 to the two week period. I left the 2GB memory and 20GB storage as the default.
Various screen sequences to enter my credit card and confirm the order. Completed the order at 7:30am my time. Quickly received numerous confirmation type emails. Around 7:40am, I got the email that said my system was ready. Login information provided.
I ssh'ed to the server. Checked the processors. Power7 and four CPUs.
I've added a couple of screen shots below.
Logged in. Check.
What processors? What SMT mode? What frequency? Oops. Need to be root. Yep, root access provided. Check.
That's enough to start the day. More later... Next I have to try copying files to that guest image, building, compiling, running, etc.
I'm a little disappointed that the Advance Toolchain