Host and Management Software

Software Components

The Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) host software stack and the Intel® Fabric Suite are the components of Intel® OPA software. Intel will Open Source all Host Fabric Components such as the Driver, PSM, Libfabric providers, Fabric Manager, FastFabric tools, HFI diags, FM GUI, OFA enhancements: patches, plugins, etc. In addition, host components will be upstreamed to be delivered as a part of the Operating system.

Intel® OPA Host Software

Intel® OPA runs today’s open source application software written for existing OpenFabrics Alliance* interfaces with no code changes required. Intel® OPA host software is also being open sourced to enable an ecosystem of applications that “just work” together.

Utilizing Performance Scaled Messaging (PSM), Intel® OPA host software creates a fast data path with a lightweight, high performance computing (HPC) optimized software driver layer. In addition, standard I/O-focused protocols are supported by the standard verbs layer.

Intel® Omni-Path Fabric Suite

Intel® Omni-Path Fabric (Intel® OP Fabric) provides comprehensive control of administrative functions using a mature subnet manager. With advanced routing algorithms, powerful diagnostic tools, and full subnet manager failover, the Intel® OP Fabric manager simplifies subnet, fabric, and individual component management, easing the deployment and optimization of large fabrics.

Intel® Omni-Path Fabric Manager GUI

The manager GUI provides an intuitive, scalable dashboard with analysis tools for monitoring Intel® OP Fabric status and configuration. The GUI runs on a Linux* or Windows* OS with TCP/IP connectivity to the Intel® OP Fabric manager.

Intel® Omni-Path Fabric Suite FastFabric Toolset

Guided by an intuitive interface, the FastFabric Toolset in the Intel® OP Fabric suite provides for rapid, error-free installation and configuration of Intel® OPA host and management software tools, as well as simplified installation, configuration, validation, and optimization of HPC fab

  • Automated host, switch, and chassis software or firmware installation—fast and in parallel
  • Powerful fabric deployment and verification tools
  • Advanced fabric routing methods and analysis tools
  • Quality of service (QoS) support with virtual fabrics.

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