[Beowulf] Experiences with MPI over LSI's Fusion-MPT chipset

Michael Kustaa Gindonis grid at iki.fi
Tue Feb 3 09:26:53 EST 2004


Hi,

I noticed in the Linux kernel configuration that there is support for LSI's 
Fusion-MPT chipset. Also, it is possible to run MPI over this.

Do any readers  of this list have any experiences in this area?

Knowledge about LSI's plans to support this chipset in the future?

... Mike 


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> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 12:50:44 -0500 (EST)
> From: Mark Hahn <hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca>
> To: Per Lindstrom <klamman.gard at telia.com>
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs amd64
>
> > M.B: Intel SE7505VB2 ATX PCI, FSB 533MHz
> > Chipset: Intel 7505
> > CPU: 2 pcs Intel 2,8GHz Xeon, 512kB L2 cache 533FSB
> > RAM: 2GB DDR SDRAM PC2100 Reg ECC exp. till 8GB
>
> all extremely mundane and FULLY supported.
>
> > Graph: GeForce FX 5200 128MB
>
> bzzt.  take it out, try again.  don't even *think* about loading the
> binary nvidia driver.
>
> > The SMP support works fine all the way up to kernel 2.4.22 but when
> > there is stop for the XEON.
>
> needless to say, 2.6 has been extensively tested on xeons, and it works
> fine. your problem is specific to your config.
>
> if you want help, you'll have to start by describing how it fails.
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> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 10:17:15 -0800
> From: Karen Shaeffer <shaeffer at neuralscape.com>
> To: Per Lindstrom <klamman.gard at telia.com>
> Cc: "Andrew M.A. Cater" <amacater at galactic.demon.co.uk>,
> beowulf at beowulf.org Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs
> amd64
>
> On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 01:30:52PM +0100, Per Lindstrom wrote:
> > I have experienced some problems to compile SMP support for the
> > 2.6.1-kernel on my Intel Xeon based workstation:
> > M.B: Intel SE7505VB2 ATX PCI, FSB 533MHz
> > Chipset: Intel 7505
> > CPU: 2 pcs Intel 2,8GHz Xeon, 512kB L2 cache 533FSB
> > RAM: 2GB DDR SDRAM PC2100 Reg ECC exp. till 8GB
> > Graph: GeForce FX 5200 128MB
> >
> > The SMP support works fine all the way up to kernel 2.4.22 but when
> > there is stop for the XEON.
>
> I am compiling linux-2.6.2-rc2 on dual XEONs with no problems. The kernels
> actually run too. I'm just starting performance testing, but results are
> very promising.
>
> Thanks,
> Karen
>
> > The SMP support works fine for the Intel Tualatin workstation all the
> > way up to kernel 2.4.24 and gives problem on 2.6.1 I have not tested to
> > build a 2.6.0.
> >
> > Please advice if some one have solved this problem.
> >
> > Best regards
> > Per Lindstrom
> > .
> > .
> >
> > Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> > >On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 01:39:40PM +0800, Andrew Wang wrote:
> > >>http://www.infoworld.com/infoworld/article/04/01/30/05FElinux_1.html
> > >>
> > >>2.6 looks very promising, wondering when distributions
> > >>will include it.
> > >
> > >Debian unstable does today.  The new installer for the next release
> > >of Debian (currently Debian testing) which is in beta test may well
> > >include a 2.6 kernel option.
> > >
> > >>Also ia64 performance looks bad when compared to Xeon
> > >>or amd64. Intel switching to amd64 is a good choice
> > >>;->
> > >
> > >Newsflash: Severe weather means Hell freezes over, preventing flying
> > >pigs from taking off :)
> > >
> > >IIRC: Since you seem well aware of SPBS / storm - is the newest storm
> > >release fully free / GPL'd such that I can use it anywhere?
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >
> > >Andy
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> From: Joe Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com>
> To: "Andrew M.A. Cater" <amacater at galactic.demon.co.uk>
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs amd64
>
> Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> >>Also ia64 performance looks bad when compared to Xeon
> >>or amd64. Intel switching to amd64 is a good choice
> >>;->
> >
> >Newsflash: Severe weather means Hell freezes over, preventing flying
> >pigs from taking off :)
>
> Note:   http://www.hometownvalue.com/hell.htm   which is zip code 48169
> According to weather.com, this zip code is about 27 F right now.  As 32
> F is officially "freezing over", we can with all accuracy note that
> indeed, Hell (MI) has frozen over.
>
> Note 2:  It was quite a bit colder last week and up to yesterday where
> southeast Michigan was hovering in the low negative/positive single
> digits in degrees F.   We shouldn't complain as the folks in Minnesota
> have not seen the high side of 0 very much recently.
>
> As for the aerodynamic porcine units, you are on your own.
>
> Joe
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> Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 16:37:37 +0100
> From: Toon Moene <toon at moene.indiv.nluug.nl>
> Organization: Moene Computational Physics, Maartensdijk, The Netherlands
> To: gerry.creager at tamu.edu
> CC: Pfenniger Daniel <daniel.pfenniger at obs.unige.ch>,
>    Per Lindstrom <klamman.gard at telia.com>,
>    John Hearns <john.hearns at clustervision.com>, rossini at u.washington.edu,
>    beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] HVAC and room cooling...
>
> Gerry Creager (N5JXS) wrote:
> > That's the end of gas exchange physiology I.  There will be a short quiz
> > Monday.  We'll continue with the next module.  I encourage everyone to
> > have read the Pulmonary Medicine chapters in Harrison's for the next
> > lecture.
>
> Hmmm, I won't hold my breath on that one :-)
>
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> From: "Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu>
> To: Toon Moene <toon at moene.indiv.nluug.nl>
> Cc: gerry.creager at tamu.edu, Pfenniger Daniel
> <daniel.pfenniger at obs.unige.ch>, Per Lindstrom <klamman.gard at telia.com>,
>    John Hearns <john.hearns at clustervision.com>, <rossini at u.washington.edu>,
>    <beowulf at beowulf.org>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] HVAC and room cooling...
>
> On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Toon Moene wrote:
> > Gerry Creager (N5JXS) wrote:
> > > That's the end of gas exchange physiology I.  There will be a short
> > > quiz Monday.  We'll continue with the next module.  I encourage
> > > everyone to have read the Pulmonary Medicine chapters in Harrison's for
> > > the next lecture.
> >
> > Hmmm, I won't hold my breath on that one :-)
>
> Careful or I'll beat you with John's slide rule (what kinda physicist
> uses a slide rule for anything other than a blunt instrument?;-)
>
>    rgb
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> Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 10:35:43 +0800 (CST)
> From: =?big5?q?Andrew=20Wang?= <andrewxwang at yahoo.com.tw>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs amd64
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
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>  --- "Andrew M.A. Cater"
>
> > IIRC: Since you seem well aware of SPBS / storm - is
> > the newest storm
> > release fully free / GPL'd such that I can use it
> > anywhere?
>
> They now call it "torque", not sure when they are
> going to get a new name again :(
>
> Not sure what you mean by "use it anywhere". You can
> use SPBS (yes, I like this name better) in commerical
> environments. If you make modifications to SPBS, you
> need to provide the source code for download.
>
> If you want to modify the source, and sell it as a
> product, you may want to use SGE.
>
> AFAIK, SGE uses a license similar to the BSD, while
> OpenPBS uses a license similar to GPL.
>
> Andrew.
>
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> From: Leif Nixon <nixon at nsc.liu.se>
> Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 11:19:30 +0100
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> Jag <agrajag at dragaera.net> writes:
> > On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 10:25, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> >> NIS works fine for many purposes as well, but be warned -- in certain
> >> configurations and for certain tasks it becomes a very high overhead
> >> protocol.  In particular, it adds an NIS hit to every file stat, for
> >> example, so that it can check groups and permissions.
> >
> > A good way around this is to run nscd (Name Services Caching Daemon).
>
> I'm really, really suspicious against nscd. I've more than once seen
> it hang on to stale information forever for no good reason at all.

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