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1. Introduction

This document describes how to install and configure the OFED infiniband software on Debian. This document is intended to show you how to configure a simple Infiniband network as quickly as possible. It is not a replacement for the details documentation provided in the ofed-docs package!

1.1 The latest version

The latest version of the howto can be found on the pkg-ofed alioth webite:

http://pkg-ofed.alioth.debian.org/howto/infiniband-howto.html

Source is kept in the SVN repository:

http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-ofed/

1.2 What is OFED?

OFED (OpenFabric's Enterprise Distribution) is the defacto Infiniband software stack on Linux. OFED provides a consistent set of kernel modules and userspace libraries which have been tested together.

Further details of the Openfabrics Alliance and OFED can be found here http://www.openfabrics.org


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