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Date:      Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:24:33 -0800
From:      Dennis Glatting <freebsd@pki2.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        iamatt <iamatt@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: InfiniBand in 10.0?
Message-ID:  <1387920273.71651.119.camel@btw.pki2.com>
In-Reply-To: <CAEeRwNXsxT_pbqOOF3tfHSecjFzRqqb6tgxZVc5nwMWqoyBOxw@mail.gmail.com>
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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.
> 

Replaced them with what?


> 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@pki2.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > 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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