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July 1, 2005

Infiniband book recommendation

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 3:11 PM

So it looks like I’ll be doing some Infiniband work soon. I’m looking for a technical introduction before diving into the spec – is this book any good?


  1. Oy
    Can’t say I envy you. That spec is pretty ghastly to just wade through. I suppose it’s alright if you know precisely what you’re looking for, or if you’re implementing a well-defined feature out of it.
    I haven’t read anything else on IB, though, so I can’t help. But may have a lead.

    Comment by ijon — July 1, 2005 @ 12:22 PM | Reply

  2. What sort of infiniband work will you be doing?
    I haven’t read that book. I just read the spec top down. It does a good job of easing you into things. You just have to dedicate a lot of time to it.

    Comment by jeffr — July 1, 2005 @ 8:07 PM | Reply

    • We’ll be using it as the prototyping vehicle for a research project.

      Comment by mulix — July 2, 2005 @ 10:18 AM | Reply

    • Btw, are you planning on visiting .il again any time soon?

      Comment by mulix — July 2, 2005 @ 10:20 AM | Reply

  3. I can’t say anything for that book in particular, but I’ve got a pile of the books in that series, and they’re all top notch.

    Comment by deviant_ — July 1, 2005 @ 11:58 PM | Reply

    • Thanks. I inherited two from a coworker (on the Pentium and Protected Mode) and they’re pretty good, which is why I’m considering this one over the Intel IB book.

      Comment by mulix — July 2, 2005 @ 10:20 AM | Reply

  4. and… i’m going to work on numa soon. any technical introduction/websites that you think is good? just asking.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 2, 2005 @ 7:10 AM | Reply

    • Nothing off the top of my mind, sorry…

      Comment by mulix — July 2, 2005 @ 10:20 AM | Reply

  5. Please be more specific
    I’d love to hear more on what you are planning to do and maybe I’ll have some advice too. You can give me a call at 0544478803.
    Working in Mellanox for the last 6 years IB is what I do for a long time…

    Comment by Anonymous — July 13, 2005 @ 9:19 PM | Reply

    • Re: Please be more specific
      Thanks for the offer! everything is still in flux at the moment, so I’d rather not give too many details yet. Rest assured, anything I can write about, I will 馃檪
      I’m currently in the US for work and OLS next week. I’ll give you a call when I’ll get back to .il next week, and maybe we’ll meet to talk IB?

      Comment by mulix — July 14, 2005 @ 11:21 AM | Reply

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