Indeed a glutton for punishment …

OFED 1.4-beta1 on IA64 (actually this is Ubuntu 8.04 server on IA64) in the office. I need a machine to act as a source/sink for IB for some testing.

root@itanic:~# uname -a
Linux itanic 2.6.24-19-mckinley #1 SMP Thu Aug 21 01:16:49 UTC 2008 ia64 GNU/Linux
root@itanic:~# ifconfig ib1
ib1       Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 80-00-04-05-FE-80-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          inet addr:192.168.11.239  Bcast:192.168.11.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::208:f104:396:3d36/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:2044  Metric:1
          RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:10 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:128 
          RX bytes:728 (728.0 B)  TX bytes:904 (904.0 B)


What I want to emphasize is that building OFED on this was … painful. Building OFED on Ubuntu is possible (and we have it and can do it) for x86_64 (and possibly for x86 if absolutely needed).

Of course some things just don’t work on this.

This was the latest model IA64 distribution I could find anywhere. I tried FC8 but the yum update site was no longer accepting connections (site was at HP!).

This is an Itanium2 unit

root@itanic:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor  : 0
vendor     : GenuineIntel
arch       : IA-64
family     : 31
model      : 1
model name : Madison
revision   : 5
archrev    : 0
features   : branchlong
cpu number : 0
cpu regs   : 4
cpu MHz    : 1400.000
itc MHz    : 1400.000000
BogoMIPS   : 2097.15
siblings   : 1

Older, used for some testing bits, traffic generation and other things.

Has a beautiful nVidia AGP-pro graphics card in it. And no nVidia drivers for it will (ever) likely be forthcoming again. Running in text mode.

A shame.

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