[Beowulf] 1000baseT NIC and PXE?
Michael Di Domenico
mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 17:52:30 EDT 2010
On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 1:38 PM, David Mathog <mathog at caltech.edu> wrote:
> Michael Di Domenico wrote:
>> surprisingly enough there are still cards that don't come with PXE
>> built into the embedded rom. you'll have to check the specs on the
>> card you're interested in from the mfg website.
> Here are the docs for a typical inexpensive 1000baseT card:
> There is no empty socket on it for a boot rom, yet the specs say nothing
> about whether or not it will PXE boot.
> Let's turn this question around a bit. Can anyone suggest a specific
> inexpensive 1000baseT card which provides PXE and is otherwise reliable
> and fast? That is, one that you have personally used to boot a machine
> into your cluster. Similarly, the names of any models that should be
> avoided would also be useful information.
I can't speak for the dlink card, but i primarily choose Intel NIC's,
something like this
Any of the intel NIC's that support your slot specification and
support "Intel Boot Agent" should support PXE
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