Apologies if this is not the right forum to ask, but there has been a somewhat related question here.
I am working on a piece of software (nonlinear constrained optimisation, coded in C++11 and Python3) that I would like to try out on a Xeon Phi. Fujitsu Europe apparently offers free remote access to a Knight's Landing-based small cluster which, in their words on the webpage,
[...] is freely available to users who register and agree with the conditions of usage.
The cluster environment enables users to participate in activities such as benchmarking, code development, as well as code optimization and validation either using the pre-installed applications or those brought by the user.
This sounds too good to be true. And probably it is not true :-( , because I have tried to sign up 3 (three) times in the past 2 weeks, but received no reply whatsoever. I also wrote them an e-mail, inquiring about what happened to my sign-up requests: again, total silence.
- Has anyone succeeded getting an account on this Fujitsu cluster?
- If not, then can you suggest a similar freely available resource with Xeon Phi coprocessors for code development, testing and tuning?
If the tests show that my code can be accelerated by a Xeon Phi then I plan to convince my boss to purchase such a system. But without benchmarking numbers he won't open the purse strings (and rightly so, I must say).