InfiniBand in 10.0?
freebsd at pki2.com
Tue Dec 24 21:28:00 UTC 2013
On Tue, 2013-12-24 at 14:43 -0600, iamatt wrote:
> Not sure if I would even bother with running IB on BSD. We have enough
> problems just getting things stable with Linux and mellanox ofed . Add all
> of the documented build problems with the mellanox FDR cables and recalls
> and you are guaranteed a nightmare. TACC, navy, and almost every center I
> am aware of has replaced all or most or some of their FDR, including us.
> As far as cards go it's all mellanox. Qlogic lost the game, still dealing
> with a 12800 qlogic switch which is a total nightmare. Stick with
> mellanox. Different vendors used to make their own fabric managers in the
> early time of IB but now its best to stick with open ibd.
> FreeBSD and IB gives me the chills just thinking about it.
> On Dec 24, 2013 1:59 PM, "Dennis Glatting" <freebsd at pki2.com> wrote:
I forgot to mention that my interest is running oclHashcat with VCL
although VCL is being deprecated. oclHashcat is still recommending
InfiniBand. If I might deploy whatever infrastructure to make oclHashcat
happy I would also want to plug FreeBSD into it too.
> > This site appears dated:
> > https://wiki.freebsd.org/InfiniBand
> > I have a couple of questions.
> > 1) Under 10.0-RC2, is InfiniBand a part of GENERIC or did I still have
> > to modify the conf as specified in the wiki? I don't see any of the
> > options from the wiki in 10.0-RC2 GENERIC.
> > 2) Any recommendation on cards? What works, what doesn't?
> > 3) What things to watch out for?
> > Thanks.
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