Maximum 162-Node System Configuration

Aster Appliance 3H and 4 Platforms Product and Site Preparation Guide

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Hardware
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Aster Appliances
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Product Guide
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B035-5490-102K
InfiniBand Network Topology for a Maximum 162-Node System

  • Consists of one or more appliance cabinets, a VMS with SWS VM, plus additional (optional) Platform Framework Cabinets.
  • Scalable up to 162 nodes and TMSs in any combination.
  • Two InfiniBand switch cabinets provide redundant InfiniBand networks (Network-0 and Network-1). Each cabinet contains one 162-port InfiniBand switch.
  • Each 162-port InfiniBand switch contains from 2 to 9 line boards. Each line board supports up to 18 nodes.
  • Each node contains a dual port InfiniBand adapter that connects to the InfiniBand switch in each InfiniBand switch cabinet. A TMS may contain a dual port InfiniBand adapter that connects to the switches.
  • Individual optical InfiniBand cables are used to connect nodes and servers in expansion cabinets to the InfiniBand switches in each InfiniBand switch cabinet.
  • For port-to-port cabling, see the appropriate Hardware Installation Guide.