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Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Mellanox Infiniband SRP fabric module
Original author(s) Vu Pham
Bart Van Assche
Nicholas Bellinger
Developer(s) Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Initial release March 18, 2012 (2012-03-18)
Stable release 4.1.0 / June 20, 2012;
2 years ago
 (2012-06-20)
Preview release 4.2.0-rc5 / June 28, 2012;
2 years ago
 (2012-06-28)
Development status Production
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Type Fabric module
License GNU General Public License
Website mellanox.com
See LIO for a complete overview over all fabric modules.

InfiniBand provides the target for various IB Host Channel Adapters (HCAs). The Linux-IO Target supports iSER and SRP target mode operation on Mellanox HCAs.

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Overview

InfiniBand is an industry standard, channel-based, switched-fabric, interconnect architecture for servers. It is used predominantly in high-performance computing (HPC), and recently has enjoyed increasing popularity for SANs. Its features include high throughput, low latency, quality of service and failover, and it is designed to be scalable.

The InfiniBand architecture specification defines a connection between processor nodes and high performance I/O nodes such as storage devices. InfiniBand forms a superset of the Virtual Interface Architecture (VIP).

Hardware support

The following Mellanox InfiniBand HCAs are supported:

LIO™ supports iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) and SCSI RDMA Protocol (SRP) target mode operation on these HCAs.

Protocols

A brief overview over relevant or related InfiniBand protocols:

Glossary

RFCs

See also

Notes

Wikipedia entries

External links

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