Chapter 3. Requirements and Planning

Table of Contents

1. Supported Platforms
1.1. Application recommendations
1.2. Supported Platforms
1.3. Recommended Cluster Node Hardware
1.4. Recommended Cluster Management Hardware
2. Software Support
2.1. Linux
2.2. Windows
2.3. VxWorks
2.4. RTX
3. Interconnect Planning
3.1. Nodes to Equip with PCI Express Interconnect
4. Dolphin IX Interconnect Topology
5. Physical Node Placement

Before you deploy a PCI Express cluster solution by either adding it to an existing system, or by planning it into a new system, some considerations on selection of products and the physical setup are necessary.