We are having a strange issue where i have 4 dual port 40G NIC's with the Intel XL710 chipset which will not work properly on multiple dell poweredge systems.
The cards show up in the bios, but are not properly detected in the OS and the i40e drivers are not loaded.
I have the opportunity to purchase some used dual-port Mellanox MCX354A-QCBT ConnectX-3 cards with VPI network adapter. (10 GbE Ethernet and 40 Gbps InfiniBand.) These would be perfect for my cluster after correct configuration..
They were originally pulled from EMC systems and...
I need to setup a 40G network, I am connecting a single workstation with a server. As of right now, I only need point-to-point between these two machines. Distance is app. 15m.
Been reading up on 40G required hardware, but am a little bit confused, so I have some questions -...