System Administration for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor

Updated December 12 2014

Preface


This document provides a general overview of system administration on the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor. It is written with the small scale system administrator in mind. It is not intended as a replacement for the documentation which comes with each release of the Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MPSS) but as a supplement, providing advice, troubleshooting suggestions and pointers to other useful documents.

Overview

This paper provides a look at the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor from the system administrator’s point of view..  Covered in this paper are the following:

  • System requirements
  • Installing and updating the systems software and understanding coprocessor status states
  • Intel(R) MPSS Configuration:   Network (bridging), User Configuration, Power Management
  • Tools to verify proper installation of Intel(R) MPSS,
  • Additional configuration:  LDAP, NIS, micrasd, OFED, Ganglia, NFS, Lustre
  • Troubleshooting

This guide primarily is a reduction of the Intel(R) MPSS User Guide.    The larger guide is undergoing changes for a more streamlined flow, thus we expect that sometime in 2015 we will deprecate this Administrator Guide in favor of the Intel(R) MPSS User Guide.

 

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