[osuosl-powerdev] Update on Power5

Marian Such toxygen1 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 14:42:07 UTC 2012

I would like to ask if it's possible to get the access to Power7 machine as it was possible with Power5.

best regards
Marian Such

On 17 Oct, 2011, at 8:00 PM, Lance Albertson wrote:

> I some good news and I have some bad news.
> The bad news is the power5 will be going away soon and shipped back to
> IBM. The good news is I was able to boot the power5 onto a livecd and
> copied all of /home to another machine. Also good news is that IBM has
> sent us a power7 machine as a replacement for the power5.
> I'm planning on integrating the new power7 into our Supercell [1]
> infrastructure which means things will work a little differently moving
> forward. I plan to keep the G5 and running until we get the new power7
> online and don't plan on bringing the power5 back online since its being
> shipped soon. I recommend any users of the G5 (hickory) to copy any data
> they want off as we will likely be shutting down that machine within a
> month.
> If you would like to have a tarball of your homedir on the power5,
> please send an email to support at osuosl.org and describe any unique
> files/folders in the homedir so we can verify ownership.
> I will send another email in a few weeks with an update of the situation
> and will have more details of how things will work moving forward.
> Thanks-
> [1] http://supercell.osuosl.org
> -- 
> Lance Albertson
> Systems Administrator / Architect                        Open Source Lab
> Information Services                             Oregon State University
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