InfiniBand Network Architecture

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
MindShare, Inc. / Tom Shanley  
Publisher
Addison-Wesley
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
1208
Pub.-date
October 2002
ISBN13
9780321117656
ISBN
0321117654


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Description

Infiniband is a new networking technology for connecting servers, storage subsystems and networking devices. Great innovations have taken place in I/O networking technology: e.g., Gigabit Ehternet, Fibre Channel, and Ultra SCSI. Today's Internet data centers are very complex and servers are often connected to three or four different networks. As the amount of data coming into and flowing between server blades and storage subsystems increases, the existing system interconnects become a bottleneck. Infiniband utilizes high-speed serial technology to interconnect data center elements. Unlike other networking technologies, Infiniband permits data transfers without the intervention of the processor. This frees up most of the processor's bandwidth. The architecture provides increased reliability, better sharing of data, and built-in security. The book is based on MindShare's successful Infinband courses, and benefits from the author's experience in training thousands of professionals on this new technology.

Table of Contents





Preface.
Acknowledgments.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
About This Book.

I: CORE CONCEPTS.

1. Basic Terms and Concepts.

2. Intro to Attributes and Managers.

3. QP: Message Transfer Mechanism.

4. Intro to Transport Types.

5: Intro to Send/Receive Operations.

6. Division of Labor.

7. Subnet-Local Addressing.

8. Global Addressing.

9. Intro to the Managers.

10. Intro to Connection Establishment.

11. PSN Usage.

II: QP CREATION AND OPERATION.

12. QP Verbs and QP State Machine.

13. WRs, WQEs, and CQEs.

14. Asynchronous Events and Errors.

III. Protection Mechanisms.

15. Memory Protection.

16. Other Protection Mechanisms.

IV: DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE TRANSPORT SERVICES.

17. RC Transport Service.

18. UC Transport Service.

19. RD Transport Service.

20. UD Transport Service.

21. Raw Transport Service Types.

22. Multicasting.

23. Automatic Path Migration.

24. Static Rate Control.

V: LINK AND PHYSICAL LAYER DESCRIPTIONS.

25. Detailed Description of the Link Layer.

26. Detailed Physical Layer Description.

VI: THE SM AND SA.

27. The SMI.

28. Detailed Description of MADs.

29. SM Methods and Attributes.

30. Multiple SMs.

31. Discovery.

Back Cover

InfiniBand is a new networking specification that revolutionizes the interconnect between processor and IO subsystems in the datacenter environment. InfiniBand delivers better performance, flexibility, and scalability than alternative network architectures. Copper wire and fiber optic InfiniBand links offer data rates ranging from 2.5 Gb/s to 30 Gb/s. This technology easily surpasses the performance of competing network infrastructures by providing kernel bypass and memory-to-memory transfer capabilities.

InfiniBand Network Architecture is a comprehensive guide to InfiniBand technology. It describes all hardware and software operational aspects of InfiniBand networking. Using the same building-block approach found in all of the books in the PC System Architecture Series, this book details important concepts relating to the design and implementation of data networks using this emerging standard. A broad overview of the InfiniBand specification is provided, as well as detailed descriptions of all the architecture's operational characteristics.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • Packet addressing, channel adapters, and the role of switches, routers, and repeaters
  • Queue Pair (QP) creation and operation
  • Transfer types, including connected, datagram, and raw datagram service
  • Send/receive operations, such as Send, RDMA Read and Write, and atomic Read/Modify/Write (RMW) operations
  • Link and physical layer descriptions
  • Subnet-local and global addressing
  • The Subnet Manager (SM) and the Subnet Administrator (SA)
  • Performance, communication, device, and baseboard managers

Created for hardware and software engineers and developers, InfiniBand Network Architecture is a critical resource for understanding and implementing this revolutionary technology.



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Author

MindShare, Inc. is one of the leading technical training companies in the hardware industry, providing innovative courses for dozens of companies, including Intel, IBM, and Compaq.

Tom Shanley, president of MindShare, Inc., is one of the world's foremost authorities on computer system architecture. In the course of his career, he has trained thousands of engineers in hardware and software design.



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