Maximum 36-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 36-Node System

  • Consists of one or more appliance cabinets, a VMS with SWS VM, plus additional (optional) Platform Framework Cabinets.
  • Scalable up to 36 nodes and TMSs in any combination.
  • Two 36-port InfiniBand switches in the base cabinet provide redundant InfiniBand networks (Network-0 and Network-1). Both switches reside in the base cabinet.
  • Each processing node contains a dual port InfiniBand adapter that connects to the InfiniBand switches in the base cabinet. A TMS may contain a dual port InfiniBand adapter that connects to the switches.
  • Individual optical InfiniBand cables are used to connect nodes in expansion cabinets to the InfiniBand switches in the base cabinet.
  • For port-to-port cabling, see the appropriate Hardware Installation Guide.