iX10-ADS support page

This support page cover the Unibap iX10-ADS product.

IX10-ADS SpaceCloud® OS upgrade


iX10 Application Development System.

As part of the Unibap’s SpaceCloud® Services preparation,  Unibap has released a software release to the iX10-ADS based on Ubuntu Server 18.04.5 LTS, LTS kernel 5.9, and AMD ROCm 3.3. This release support the core OS of SpaceCloud® but does not yet include the SpaceCloud® API.

  • In order to deploy the iX10-SpaceCloud® v1.0 disk image you must use the CloneZilla tool described on the support page.

Short instructions and FAQ:

Release notes:

iX10-ADS SpaceCloud OS v1.0.0 release notes

iX10-ADS Downloads

  • Download iX10-ADS release disk image zip file installation (15,1 GB)
  • Security check. The MD5 hash of the 2020-10-23-spacecloud-iX10-ADS-v1.0.0-diskimg.zip is defined below. If for any reason after downloading the file and crosschecking the MD5 hash, it does not match the MD5 hash below, please contact us and make sure that the entire file has been downloaded (and not partially):
    MD5: e04574e190012fc4b4992bc7a6b32b31

Disk upgrade/Installation Guide iX10-ADS

Do you need support regarding the iX10, please fill in our iX10-support-form here.


1. Prepare USB devices containing
i Bootable storage with BIOS
ii Bootable storage with CloneZilla
iii SpaceCloud® OS

2. Connect the iX10-ADS to a monitor and keyboard

BIOS installation

3. Boot from BIOS stick. Run the BAT-file to install the BIOS


4. Insert the bootable Clonezilla stick and the stick with the storage device for Spacecloud® OS
5. Boot from the Clonezilla stick.
6. When the BIOS screen is visible press “ESC” to enter the boot selection
7. Boot the clonezilla USB drive
8. Use clonezilla live

9. Choose Language English
10. Keep the default keyboard layout
11. Start_Clonezilla
12. device-image
13. local_dev

14. After pressing enter Clonezilla will search for all connected storage devices, you should see the ssd drive of the hardware and the storage device with image
15. When both storage devices are detected continue by pressing Ctrl-C
16. Select the storage device with the image (usually a very large storage device)
17. Use TAB to press on done (no browsing needed)
18. Beginner mode

19. restoredisk
20. Select the image you want to clone (spacecloud image)
21. Select the storage device you want to clone on which is the NVMe. Note! Not the SATA disc
22. Now, skip checking the image before restoring
23. Reboot
24. Press Enter
25. Accept the clone process twice with “y”
26. Wait till cloning is done (10-15 min), hardware will reboot afterwards.

Hardware setup steps after reboot

27. Enter the Boot Manager
i Enable IOMMU at “Advanced chipset configuration”
ii Enable SVM at Power/Advanced CPU control
iii At “Legacy” unmark the option to boot from the SATA disc. We want only to be able to boot from NVMe, named M2 in the boot order list.
iv Save and exit

Mounting the SATA disc

During the first boot there will be some warnings about the SATA disc not being mounted. To mount the disc perform these steps.
28. If it is not already created

$ sudo mkdir /opt/spacecloud/storage_A

29. Verify that this text is present:

$ sudo nano /etc/fstab

#Add internal SATA SSD to /opt/spacecloud/storage_A /dev/sda1 /opt/spacecloud/storage_A btrfs defaults 0 0

30. Create a new primary partition of type linux of the whole disc.

$ sudo fdisk /dev/sda

i Make new partition
ii Accept default by pressing “Enter”
iii Write operation
31. Mounting the new partition

$ sudo mkfs.btrfs /dev/sda1 
$ sudo mount /opt/spacecloud/storage_A

32. Reboot

Verification tests

33. Verify the BIOS

$ sudo dmesg | grep DMI

34. Perform some of the tests located in the spacecloud/extras/bin and spacecloud/extras/ml folder. For instance mixbench-hip-alt, clpeak and fft. Verify that the power control scripts functions,

$ gpu_high.sh.

For tensorflow, run tflite and tflite_gpu.