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.
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.