[Beowulf] Re: Purdue Supercomputer

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun May 11 07:52:29 PDT 2008

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 02:45:05AM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:

> bit of both - supermicro and tyan both rely on add-in cards, but
> HP (and probably some other vendors) have integrated IPMI onboard.

SunFire X2100 (M2) used to have discrete IPMI boards, but are now
integrated on the motherboard. A couple HP Proliant DL165 G5 had discrete
management boards.

> I keep reading stuff from Intel and AMD about managability which 
> sounds tantalizingly like IPMI-like managability being integrated 
> into the chipset.

SunFire X2100 M2 does this (the Broadcom NIC pair), and with the latest 
BIOS pretty well.
> I think the main issue is that ipmi needs a lan interface, though 
> I guess there are some examples of it sharing a port with the host.

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