[Beowulf] Re: [suse-amd64] Mellanox Infiniband on SuSE 9.0 - xp0 module, etc

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Mon Oct 18 14:34:13 EDT 2004


In message from Bob Lee <bob at pantasys.com> (Mon, 18 Oct 2004 11:43:54 
-0700):
>On Sun, Oct 17, 2004 at 11:00:13PM +0400, Mikhail Kuzminsky wrote:
>>          Dear colleagues !
>
>> I've some problem w/Mellanox IB software installation (in 
>>particular,
>> the absence of xp0 kernel module).
>
>> I've installed Infiniband HCA (PCI-X Infinihost MT23108 low profile)
>> to upgarde my interconnect on Tyan S2880 under SuSE Linux 9.0 
>> (2.4.21-243).
>
>> It's official software platform supported by whole Mellanox 
>> IBHPC-0.5.0 software collection. 
>
>    I had difficulty with the 0.5.0 release on SuSE (9.1), but
>    the latest release (1.6.0) which is available through the
>    their web site (with registration).  This worked seamlessly
>    IPoIB came right up no problem.  The resulting package is
>    a bit bloated, but you do get everything.
    I beleive (according 1.6.0 documentations) that it'll not work 
under
SuSE 9.0 :-(

Yours
Mikhail

>
>    ...
>
>> 3) TO BE MORE CORRECT: pls take into account, that my host 
>>w/installed
>> software& Mellanox hardware *isn't connected* currently with IB 
>>switch
>> (i.e. is "standalone" server !)
>
>    Remember that you need some form of subnet management to
>    assign LIDs to the ports (minism or opensm on one node
>    after the port is in "INIT" state -- using vstat).
>
>    ... remaining deleted to save to old growth electrons ...
>
>> Yours
>> Mikhail Kuzminsky
>> Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
>> Moscow
>
>hope this helps
>-bob

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