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windows 2008 HPC server and storage and infiniband RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.. I have been looking at setting up a oracle server and database storage using infiniband to give best performance, I have been getting conflicting advice on weather windows supports infinband, what we are looking at is setting up the following:

    HP DL380G5 installed with Windows 2008 HPC with dual port volitair adaptor (Oracle 11g running)
    HP DL180G6 installed with windows 2008 HPC with dual port volitair adaptor (Oracle database storage)

    HP Volitaire Infiniband 24 port switch to connect server and server storage

    I have also been told that the infiniband switch can not be connect to a ethernet network, I was looking at using ethernet NIC's in the windows servers so there can be connected to through ethernet.

    I am new to both windows 2008 HPC and Infinband so any advise / help on confirming weather this solution will work would be appricated

    Regards
    Brian





    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 8:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi Brian,

    Yes the IB story is confusing. HPC Server 2008 supports IB for use with MPI and our network direct option (ND). IB is not generally supported (E.G. with SQL).

    Brian
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:58 PM

All replies

  • Hi Brian,

    Yes the IB story is confusing. HPC Server 2008 supports IB for use with MPI and our network direct option (ND). IB is not generally supported (E.G. with SQL).

    Brian
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:58 PM
  • i have some question about using SAN storage with microsoft windows hpc server 2008:

    my application is very I/O intensive . when job submitted to cluster does I/O  operation automatically done or i had to configure I/O operation?

    i don't know about I/O operation and how clustre handle  it?

     

    Saturday, April 10, 2010 3:40 PM