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FAQs about Intel® Compute Module MFS5520VIR

Why is there a BIOS recovery jumper?
The BIOS recovery jumper can be enabled to recover the system from a boot failure, and allows the loading of a special emergency BIOS to recover the unit.

Is the Intel® Cluster Checker platform-dependent, or OS-dependent, and how does it determine a recipe is correct?
The checker is platform- and OS-dependent. The configuration files delivered are platform and OS specific. Learn more about Intel® Cluster Checker.

If the headnode fails, does the cluster continue to run?
The cluster will continue to run without the head node. No additional jobs can be submitted, so some results may be lost. The ESAA recipe suggests a mirror for the head node install, for this reason. If one drive fails, the cluster can continue operations without losing any results.

Will there be Windows* 2012 drivers?
There is no plan to test or validate Windows* 2012 on this compute module.

What is the difference between the MFS5520VI, MFS5520VIR, and MFS5520VIBR?
The MFS5520VI was the original version of the compute module. The MFS5520VIR added support for additional processors. The MFS5520VIBR is a pack of three MFS5520VIR modules.

What order should I populate the memory?
See section 3.2.3 'Memory Map and Population Rules' in the Technical Product Specification, page 12 (19 of 57).

How do I create a trunk with an external device?
See Creating a multi-port trunk with an external switch

This applies to:

Intel® Compute Module MFS5520VIR
Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS25
Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS25V2
Intel® Modular Server System MFSYS35

Solution ID: CS-031764
Last Modified: 11-Feb-2013
Date Created: 26-Jul-2010
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