[Beowulf] Docker and Infiniband

Kilian Cavalotti kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 15:22:08 PDT 2014

Hi Andrew,

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com> wrote:
> How would you get IP packets into your docker containers from a Mellanox
> Infiniband network?
> I am assuming EoIB with connectx-3 is the answer here?

AFAIK, you can use an IB HCA from a docker container, but that would
be exclusive. You probably can't share it between containers as you
would do with SR-IOV and virtual functions.
See http://www.slideshare.net/syoyo/docker-infiniband and
https://github.com/dotcloud/docker/issues/682 for accessing GPUs from
containers, which is about the same idea.


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