The transition to our new
cfarm.net domain is complete. All machines are now referred to as
cfarmXX.cfarm.net. The old naming convention and domain (
gccXX.fsffrance.org) are obsolete and should not be used.
The website formerly at cfarm.tetaneutral.net is now available (with redirects) at portal.cfarm.net, and a new landing page for the project, complete with documentation, will soon be available directly at
cfarm.net. This is still in progress.
DNS records for
fsffrance.org will no longer be updated, and new machines will only be added under the
This system-on-chip research platform features a custom quad-core aarch64 Neoverse N1-based CPU implementing CHERI (a memory protection model), and has 32GB system memory. Disk space is limited (~200GB); please be mindful of your resource usage.
We are still in the process of transitioning to our new domain name and website; please SSH to
Thank you to the University of Cambridge for hosting (and developing) this machine!
The Compile Farm project is happy to announce two new sparc64 LDOMs, each with 32 dedicated threads, 32GB memory, and 1.5TB of disk. They are hosted on a SPARC T4-2 server.
One runs Debian on Linux 6.3, and the other runs Oracle Solaris 11.4.
The Linux system,
(a SPARC T3-2* that suffered from irreparable hardware problems and is being removed from its data center today). All user accounts and data have been migrated.
The Solaris system,
cfarm106, is the Farm's first Solaris 11.4 machine and we hope it will prove interesting and useful. It has been set up with a substantial number of Oracle-provided developer tools, including Rust 1.61, LLVM 14, and GCC 12. The OpenCSW package manager has been installed as well.
We are in the process of transitioning to our own domain name,
cfarm.net, online now at:
ssh -p 2202 cfarm105.cfarm.net(Linux)
ssh -p 2203 cfarm106.cfarm.net(Solaris)
An announcement with details about our new domain, website, and other project-related matters will be made soon. Please consider switching to
gccNNN.fsffrance.org for all machines as soon as possible. The "old" subdomains will continue to work but may not be updated.
These sparc64 systems are donated, hosted, and managed by Adélie Linux.
Thanks to ylibc.org for hosting
for the last 3 years.
* Compared to the T3 (in-order execution), the T4 (out-of-order) has much better single-threaded performance.
We now have a POWER10 machine in the Compile Farm:
It is donated by IBM, and hosted at OSUOSL like most Power machines. Thanks!
It is an IBM E1050, 192 hardware threads, 2TB RAM, 11TB disk. It runs AlmaLinux, a RHEL descendant / clone.
It is open for general use immediately. Enjoy, but use it responsibly: most importantly, always be aware other people want to use it as well :-)
GCC bootstrap takes 26m, and testsuite takes 6m. With --enable-languages=all. But Ada and D did not actually build, I'll work on getting some working pre-built compilers for those installed in /opt/cfarm for that, which you can use to build new compilers with.
Thanks to everyone involved for making this reality at long last!
Software in the Public Interest (SPI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the state of New York founded to act as a fiscal sponsor for organizations that develop open source software and hardware.
Compile Farm has been accepted as an SPI Associated Project.
This does not bind Compile Farm to SPI in any way. It means that SPI will accept donations, hold assets, and provide legal assistance on our behalf. SPI can also sign contracts for us.
Fundraising is an important function of any major project, and having the ability to do so transparently and legitimately means we can more easily acquire new hardware, repair existing hardware, and hire contractors should the need arise.
We're looking into similar arrangements with European charities.
We have a new Apple M1 machine running macOS,
gcc104. It should provide the same kind of services as
gcc304 (which is no longer available). Disk space is limited, so please be mindful and clean up your working trees when you no longer need them.
Many additional software are installed through homebrew. However, they are not enabled by default because they may conflict with native macOS tools. To use them, either run the custom
homebrew command to update your
$PATH, or use binaries directly from
Many thanks to Adélie Linux for providing and hosting this new machine!
gcc14 will be replaced with new hardware on October 9th. Starting from this date, the DNS names for
gcc14 will be changed to point to the new machines.
Data will not be copied over to the new machines. Please backup any important data you have on the old machines.
gcc14 will remain available for a limited amount of time after the change, and will still be reachable under its IP address (
gcc13 experienced a disk failure some time ago and is not currently reachable, but some of its data was copied to
/home/gcc13/. It was unfortunately not possible to recover all data from
Thanks a lot to Smile for hosting these machines for many years and for their continuing support!
Due to frequent hardware failures and the resulting support load on our hosting provider, the shared OpenCompute machines will be definitely shut down in one month (1st of July 2022). This applies to
OSUOSL has kindly provided new machines to replace them:
gcc186running Debian 11.3
gcc187running CentOS 8 Stream
gcc188running openSUSE Leap 15.4
Everybody should migrate to these new machines as soon as possible. Any user data left on the old machines will be definitely lost when the machines are shut down.
For the experimental RISC-V virtual hosts on gcc140, we hope to find a replacement solution very soon.
As always, a big thanks to OSUOSL for their excellent support!
gcc185) or with our existing Apple M1 machine running macOS (
gcc304). When performing benchmarks, please keep in mind that the machine is shared with many users: results may vary depending on the current load. The new machine should also help in improving free software support for the peculiar M1 chipset, especially its heterogeneous core architecture.
Linux gcc103.fsffrance.org 5.17.0-rc6-asahi-next-20220301-25570-gc09fe28af1d3 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Mar 10 09:33:48 CET 2022 aarch64 GNU/Linux
We are happy to announce the availability of two Loongson machines with a recent LoongArch 3A5000 processor running at 2.5 GHz:
As a starting point, the machines run a custom Cross-LinuxFromScratch (CLFS) build and the software environment is somewhat experimental. Feel free to report any issues or missing software, either directly or through the cfarm-users mailing list to discuss it with other users. As a known issue, some websites such as Github may not be reachable due to local network restrictions.
As usual, make sure to use the correct SSH port, as listed in the list of machines. We also provide a ready-to-use SSH client configuration, just click
Show ssh config at the top of the page.
The machines are hosted in Beijing, China by Loongson Technology, thanks to them!