Infiniband experiment environment setting up
yanegomi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 19:09:20 UTC 2012
On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM, George Neville-Neil
<gnn at neville-neil.com> wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2012, at 21:53 , Daichi GOTO <daichi at bsdconsulting.co.jp> wrote:
>> Currently, we are getting ready to test InfiniBands on FreeBSD
>> using follow devices:
>> CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240v2
>> M/B: Super Micro X9SCM
>> RAM: Kingston KVR16E11/8 (8GBx4)
>> IB Card: Mellanox Technologies ConnectX-2 VPI MHQH19B-XTR
>> IB Card: Mellanox Technologies ConnectX-3 VPI MCX353A-QCBT
>> IB Switch: Mellanox Technologies EXW-IS5022
>> QSFP cable: MC22096-130-001
>> Is there some information about above InfiniBand devices?
> Well it's only the cards you have to worry about. I know the ConnectX-2 works
> but have not tested the ConnectX-3.
We're getting access to ConnectX-3 cards at Isilon soon, but I'm
not sure what sourcebase we'll be testing against (our local
sourcebase, CURRENT, or CURRENT + new OFED). My team can best speak to
what we'll be doing here.
> Also, note that it depends on what you are testing. That is, Infiniband has low
> latency at low payloads. The numbers quoted by Mellanox about low latency depend
> on you sending one byte (yes, 1 byte). At real packet sizes Infiniband is no faster than
I heard similar.
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