[Gluster-users] working inifiniband HW ??
hjmangalam at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 17:02:50 UTC 2013
I concur - I used the same cards on our test cluster - just make sure you
upgrade the firmware to the latest revision:
The fw upgrade is not trivial - well, it IS trivial, but bringing all the
info together was not - if you want some rough notes, let me know.
the other harry
On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Justin Clift <jclift at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 08/07/2013, at 10:20 AM, HL wrote:
> > I am currently testing glusterfs on a small scale non-production env
> with ordinary nics.
> > I would like to purchase a couple of inifiniband nics in order to
> connect 3 servers in point to point mode
> > that is with no switches in between.
> > Since I've noticed that some of you have this kind of H/W
> > Any info on brands/models and
> > a "good known to work setup"
> > will be highly appreciated.
> Depends on the kind of performance you're after. :)
> If you're just wanting something better than 10GbE at minimal cost,
> these work fine under Linux:
> ~US$40 each, not counting postage
> They're rebadged Mellanox MHGH28-XTC cards. Completely ok to be
> flashed with standard Mellanox firmware.
> For cables, I use these:
> US$14 each, not counting postage
> Note, I'm comfortable getting stuff off eBay where the seller
> seems ok. So far, so good. ;)
> If you do decide to use the above stuff, and later on want a switch,
> try and find a Voltaire ISR 9024D-M. They're DDR infiniband (20Gb/s
> per port), and can run fanless (completely silent).
> They can be had pretty cheaply if you're willing to wait for good
> pricing. I got mine for ~US$270.
> Hope that helps. :)
> Regards and best wishes,
> Justin Clift
> > Regards,
> > Harry
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