Solaris InfiniBand: A Big Day!
By Josh Simons on Jul 14, 2008
Yesterday, the Sun InfiniBand engineering team released Solaris 10 driver support for ConnectX (a.k.a. Hermon), the latest generation of InfiniBand silicon from Mellanox. This is important news for both Solaris HPC customers as well as those enterprise customers interested in the best bandwidth and latencies available for applications like Oracle RAC. Congratulations to the team!
In addition to the driver, the update also includes a new flash updating tool for ConnectX, a uDAPL update, and several additional components, all of which is described in the documentation.
The specific ConnectX-related Sun part numbers supported by this release are: X4217A-Z HCA card, X4216A-Z EM, and X5196A-Z, the 24 Port NEM for the SunBlade 6048 family of servers. It also supports third-party cards based on the following Mellanox chips: MT25408, MT25418, and MT25428.
The release, called "Solaris InfiniBand Updates 2" is available for free download here.