Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam Operating Systems and Middleware Group at HPI University of Potsdam, Germany
Operating Systems and Middleware Group at HPI

64-Bit Lab

In order to investigate interoperability and portability issues in heterogeneous computing environments, our group operates a laboratory comprised of current 64-bit based systems. The lab is open to Software Engineering students at HPI and to research partners.  

The lab is currently used for a number of research and teaching activities, among them:

  • Extending the reach of Grid Computing (i.e.; Globus) into 64-bit environments
  • Studying of backward compatibility approaches (i.e.; 32-bit emulation)
  • Compiler evaluation and benchmarking
  • Porting of GNU software onto 64-bit architectures
  • Predictability evaluation of multiprocessor/multicomputer scheduling mechanism
  • Monitoring and management of 64-bit server operating systems 
  • Operating System Virtualization

HP C7000 Blade System

  • Integrity BL860c Blade, 2 x Dual Core Itanium2 1.6Ghz, 32 GB RAM, running HPUX
  • Integrity BL860c Blade, 1 x Dual-Core Itanium2 1.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, running OpenVMS 8.3-1H1
  • ProLiant BL460c Blade, 2 x QuadCore Xeon 1.6 Ghz, 9 GB RAM, running Windows Server 2008 x64
  • ProLiant BL460c Blade, 2 x Quad-Core Xeon 1.6 Ghz, 9 GB RAM, running Debian Linux (Lenny) AMD64
  • ProLiant BL460c Blade, 2 x Quad-Core Xeon 1.6 Ghz, 9 GB RAM, running VMWare ESX Server
HP C7000

Intel Itanium I

The operational base for our lab is a permanent lease from the Intel Software Enabling Group EMEA  -  thank you Intel !

Since July 2003 five Itanium-Machines depicted below are available for students and our project partners:

  • 2 x Itanium I 800 MHz , 1024 MB RAM, running Windows 2003 Server 64-Bit Edition

  • Itanium I 800 MHz , 1024 MB RAM, running Debian 3.0 Woody 64-Bit Edition

  • Dual - Itanium I 800 MHz , 1024 MB RAM, running Debian 3.0 Woody 64-Bit Edition

 

  • 4-Way Itanium I 800 MHz SR460AC4 (Lion), 12 GB RAM, running Windows 2003 Server 64-Bit Edition


Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) 64-bit systems

  • AlphaServer 1000A 4/233, EV45 233 Mhz, 128 MB RAM, running OpenVMS 7.31*
  • AlphaServer 1000A 4/266, 266 Mhz, 256 MB RAM, running OpenVMS 7.31#
  • AlphaServer 1000 4/266, 266 Mhz, 96 MB RAM, running OpenVMS 7.31#
  • AlphaServer 1000 4/233, 233 Mhz, 192 MB RAM, running OpenVMS 7.31#
  • DEC 3000 / 800, running True64 (Digital Unix, OSF/1)*
*permanent lease from Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Computer Science
#permanent lease from Otis Berlin


Sun 64-bit system:

  • Sun Enterprise 220 R, 1 x UltraSPARC-II 450MHz 1024 MB RAM, running Solaris 9

  • Sun Fire V440, 4 x UltraSPARC-IIIi 1.2 GHz, 16 GB RAM, running Solaris 10