The Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSL), a nonprofit organization working for the advancement of open source technologies, in partnership with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, has provided GEM free access to a powerful virtual machine which will be integrated with our current Continuous Integration system to extend the testing of the OpenQuake Engine, both for long running tests and numerical convergence, on a different CPU architecture (IBM Power CPU) widely used in some of the biggest supercomputers in the world. Aside from OpenQuake, OSL also hosts 160 other projects including worldwide leaders in open source technologies like the Apache Software Foundation, the Linux Foundation and Drupal content management system.
The generosity of OS will not only help advance GEM’s ‘open data, open access’ advocacy in risk assessment but will also benefit users and testers of the OpenQuake engine, making it more widely available to broader stakeholders. “The whole GEM family is extending its deepest gratitude to Oregon State University’s OSL team for making their resources available to GEM. This is definitely a significant boost to the accessibility of OpenQuake engine,” John Schneider - GEM Secretary General. For the complete list of projects hosted by OSL Powerdev initiative, please visit: http://osuosl.org/services/powerdev/current-projects/
For more information about OSL, please visit http://osuosl.org. You can also help OSL by donating through their crowdfunding page.