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
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.