NVIDIA External Multi-Host Adapter Kit for OCP 3.0 User Manual


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About This Manual

This User Manual describes NVIDIA® External Multi-Host Adapter Kit for OCP 3.0 with a connectivity of up to four standard servers. It provides details as to the interfaces of the board, specifications, required software and firmware for operating the board, and relevant documentation.

Ordering Part Numbers

The table below provides the ordering part numbers (OPN) for the available adapter card kit.

OPNMarketing Description
MEMH-OCP3-AK70External Multi-host OCP3.0 Adapter with a connectivity of up to 4 standard servers

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for the installer and user of these cards. The manual assumes basic familiarity with InfiniBand and Ethernet network and architecture specifications.

Technical Support

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Customers who purchased NVIDIA M-1 Global Support Services, please see your contract for details regarding Technical Support.Customers who purchased NVIDIA products through an NVIDIA-approved reseller should first seek assistance through their reseller.

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Document Conventions

When discussing memory sizes, MB and MBytes are used in this document to mean size in MegaBytes. The use of Mb or Mbits (small b) indicates size in MegaBits. IB is used in this document to mean InfiniBand. In this document, PCIe is used to mean PCI Express.

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