[Beowulf] Infiniband for MPI computations setup guide

Paul Edmon pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu
Wed Oct 20 16:21:15 UTC 2021

Oh you will also need a IB subnet manager (opensm) running since you 
have an unmanaged switch.  You can start this on one of the compute 
nodes.   I would probably start up 2 so you have redundancy.

-Paul Edmon-

On 10/20/2021 6:08 AM, leo camilo wrote:
>  I have recently acquired a few ConnectX-3 cards and an unmanaged IB 
> switch (IS5022) to upgrade my department's beowulf cluster.
> Thus far, I have been able to verify that the cards and switch work 
> via the MFT and opensource tools in ubuntu,
> Though, I was wondering if anyone knew of any guide or resources for 
> setting up a cluster for MPI based computations in a linux/debian 
> environment? Some guides about how to make it work with SLURM would 
> also be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions, I am often a user of clusters, 
> but it is my first time setting one up.
> Cheers,
> Leonardo
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