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Octane
III Deskside Cluster Server
User's Guide
Document Number 007-5633-001

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    ® Octane III Deskside Cluster Server ™ User’s Guide Document Number 007-5633-001...

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    © 2010 SGI. All rights reserved; provided portions may be copyright in third parties, as indicated elsewhere herein. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, or create derivative works from the contents of this electronic documentation in any manner, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of SGI.

  • Page 3: Record Of Revision

    Record of Revision Version Description -001 March, 2010 First release 007-5633-001...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    I/O Panel Overview. Physical Specifications . . 10 System Power Supplies . . 10 Upgrading or Replacing Components . . 10 Octane III Cluster Server Cooling . . 11 Example Nodeboard Features . . 12 Processors . . 13 DIMM Memory.

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    RJ-45 (Ethernet) Connectors . 24 DB9 Serial Connector . . 25 DVI-I Video/Monitor Port . . 26 Octane III Workstation BIOS Information . . 27 Starting the BIOS Setup Utility . . 27 How To Change the Configuration Data . . 28 Starting the Setup Utility .

  • Page 7: List Of Figures

    SGI Octane III System Example Front View Figure 1-4 Octane III Fan Locations . . 12 Figure 1-5 Example Functional Block Diagram of an Octane III Server Board. . 15 Figure 1-6 System Power Supply Status LED . . 19...

  • Page 9: System Quick Start And Overview

    Chapter 1 System Quick Start and Overview This chapter provides quick setup and overview information for your SGI Octane III cluster server. Operating precautions are provided in this chapter, followed by basic setup instructions and a general overview of the product. Before starting and operating your system, familiarize yourself...

  • Page 10: Quick Setup Procedures

    6. Use two people to slowly roll the Octane III system off the pallet and down the ramp. 7. Roll the system carefully into the operation location and position it for setup.

  • Page 11: Figure 1-1 Octane Iii Unpacking Example

    Quick Setup Procedures Save the boxes and packing materials and reverse the previous steps if repacking is needed. Ramp Foam cushion Cardboard cover Figure 1-1 Octane III Unpacking Example 007-5633-001...

  • Page 12: Choosing A Site

    In other geographic areas: a properly earthed, grounded outlet in accordance with the local electrical authorities and electrical code of the region. Note: Optional external drives connected to the Octane III will require a separate power source to operate. •...

  • Page 13: System Connections And Power On

    (LAN) as applicable. 4. If you have ordered an optional external DVD-RW drive, connect it to one of the remaining USB plugs on the rear of the system. Power-up the external drive after you have successfully booted the Octane III. Console port...

  • Page 14: Power-on Problems

    1: System Quick Start and Overview The system starts and displays a welcome message. After that, a series of power-on self-test (POST) messages appear. The POST messages indicate whether or not the system is running correctly. If the system does not turn on or boot after pressing the enable power switch, see the next section for possible causes.

  • Page 15: System Overview

    DIMMs, hard drives and I/O options. Octane III enclosures are mounted on castors so they can be moved within the office or lab environment. Check with your sales or service representative before loading any operating system on your Octane III not provided by the SGI factory or service organization.

  • Page 16: Figure 1-4 Sgi Octane Iii System Example Front View

    1: System Quick Start and Overview Latch to open cover Figure 1-4 SGI Octane III System Example Front View 007-5633-001...

  • Page 17: I/o Panel Overview

    System Overview I/O Panel Overview Table 1-1 lists the standard and optional connectors used with the Octane III cluster server products. All the system connectors are located on the rear of the enclosure. Table 1-1 Octane III Cluster Server External Ports Available...

  • Page 18: Physical Specifications

    (bi-color) status LED on the rear which is visable through the perforated sheetmetal panel at the upper rear of the enclosure. If one of the power supplies should fail, some configurations of the Octane III can continue to operate. Systems populated with more than two compute trays will likely require both power supplies to operate properly.

  • Page 19: Octane Iii Cluster Server Cooling

    Octane III Cluster Server Cooling The SGI Octane III server is cooled using 12 fans (six on the front and six on the rear). The six front fans push air into the enclosure while the rear six fans pull it out the back.

  • Page 20: Example Nodeboard Features

    Octane III Fan Locations Example Nodeboard Features At the heart of each Octane III compute tray lies a multi-processor based node board. The cluster’s serverboards are based on Intel chipsets at the time this document was published. For information on AMD chipsets offered with SGI products, check with your SGI sales or service representative.

  • Page 21: Processors

    15 for an example functional block diagram of a Intel based system serverboard. Processors The Octane III deskside system can support a minimum of 2 and a maximum of up to 20 processors (120 cores). The exact type of processors provided with your system depends on the specific configuration you ordered.

  • Page 22: Pci Expansion Slots

    CPU overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue. External Drives Each Octane III supports the use of an optional external DVD-RW drive. The drive is powered from a separate source and interfaces to the system via USB cable. Additional optional external drives and storage solutions may be available for your Octane III cluster server;...

  • Page 23: Figure 1-6 Example Functional Block Diagram Of An Octane Iii Server Board

    VF016 CLINK CLINK ICH10R PE 4-1 SATA SATA #1 SATA #2 SATA #3 SATA #4 SATA #5 SATA #6 LPCIO W83527 ACPI BMC/VGA RTL8201N PHY Dedicate LAN Figure 1-6 Example Functional Block Diagram of an Octane III Server Board 007-5633-001...

  • Page 25: System Operation And Troubleshooting

    Chapter 2 System Operation and Troubleshooting The first half of this chapter describes the basic operating steps needed to keep your SGI Octane III system up and running properly. The second half of this chapter provides you with some basic troubleshooting advice.

  • Page 26: Server Precautions

    Anyone servicing the system should insure the disk drives and power supply modules are cool before touching them. Always keep the Octane III system covers closed when it is not being serviced to maintain proper cooling and EMI supression.

  • Page 27: Enclosure Power Supply Status Leds

    Enclosure Power Supply Status LEDs Each power supply installed in an Octane III enclosure has a bi-color (green/amber) status LED, see Figure 2-1 for an example. These LEDs can be viewed by looking carefully through the upper-rear perforated sheetmetal on the enclosure to determine if a problem with the supply exists.

  • Page 28: System Fan Failure

    Figure 2-2. The system can run with a single fan failure, but it should be replaced as soon as possible. The SGI Octane III Cluster Server Component Replacement Guide has information for service personnel to replace a fan.

  • Page 29: System I/o Interfaces Overview

    As described in Chapter 1, all the system’s I/O interfaces are situated on the upper rear portion of the Octane III enclosure. Figure 3-1 calls out the location and type of the connectors and the following subsections describe and illustrate the functions of the interconnects.

  • Page 30: Usb Type A Connector

    Figure 3-2 shows the pinouts for the USB type A connector that is used for USB ports 0 through 3 on the rear panel of the Octane III system. The USB ports are used for connecting keboard, mouse and other USB compatible devices to your system.

  • Page 31: Vga Video Interface

    Rear I/O Connectors VGA Video Interface Every Octane III cluster server comes with a single 15-pin VGA video connector, see Figure 3-3 for an example and Table 3-2. The VGA interface is connected directly to the system head node. Figure 3-3...

  • Page 32: Rj-45 (ethernet) Connectors

    3: System I/O Interfaces Overview RJ-45 (Ethernet) Connectors Figure 3-4 shows an example of the RJ-45 connector used on the Octane III with its pin assignments called out. Pin 4 Pin 5 Pin 3 Pin 6 Pin 2 Pin 7...

  • Page 33: Db9 Serial Connector

    (not used) Pin 5 Ground Pin 6 Data Set Ready (DSR) Pin 9 (not used) Ringing Indicator (RI) (not used) Pin 7 Pin 8 Request to Clear to Send Send (RTS) (CTS) Figure 3-5 Octane III Serial Port Connector Pins 007-5633-001...

  • Page 34: Dvi-i Video/monitor Port

    3: System I/O Interfaces Overview DVI-I Video/Monitor Port Figure 3-6 shows the optional DVI-I video port. Figure 3-6 Optional DVI-I Port and Pinouts Table 3-4 shows the port pinout assignments for optional DVI-I port(s). Table 3-4 DVI-I Video Port Pinout Assignment Assignment DATA 2-...

  • Page 35: Octane Iii Workstation Bios Information

    This chapter describes the functions and features of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the SGI workstation version of the Octane III system. The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be updated as needed; check with your SGI sales or service representative for information on updates.

  • Page 36: How To Change The Configuration Data

    Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related issue and you have instructions to do the upgrade from your SGI sales or service representative. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system and may void your warranty.

  • Page 37: Bios Build Version

    How To Change the Configuration Data Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values through the keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the arrow keys to move between fields.

  • Page 38: Advanced Setup Configurations

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information System Memory: This displays the size of memory available in the system: Size: This item displays the memory size detected by the BIOS. Advanced Setup Configurations Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and hit <Enter> to access the submenu items:...

  • Page 39: Interrupt 19 Capture

    How To Change the Configuration Data This feature displays "Press DEL to run Setup" during POST. The options are Enabled and Disabled. Interrupt 19 Capture Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture"...

  • Page 40: C1e Support

    The default is Enabled. (Check with your SGI sales or service representative for more information before modifying this setting.)

  • Page 41: Active Processor Cores

    Check with your SGI sales or service representative for more information on using this option in SGI systems and clusters. The options are Disable (Disable GV3) and Enable (Enable GV3).

  • Page 42: Advanced Chipset Control

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information Select Enable to use the feature of Clock Spectrum, which will allow the BIOS to monitor and attempt to reduce the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the components whenever needed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.

  • Page 43: Patrol Scrubbing

    How To Change the Configuration Data A memory error-correction scheme where the Processor writes corrected data back into the memory block from where it was read by the Processor. The options are Enabled and Disabled. Patrol Scrubbing A memory error-correction scheme that works in the background looking for and correcting resident errors.

  • Page 44: North Bridge Configuration

    Enabled, it will enhance overall system performance by providing direct memory access for data transferring. The options are Enabled and Disabled. Check with your SGI sales or service representative for information on the availability of this option.

  • Page 45: Southbridge Configuration

    How To Change the Configuration Data SouthBridge Configuration This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel ICH South Bridge chipset. USB Functions This feature allows the user to decide the number of on-board USB ports to be enabled. The Options are: Disabled, 2 USB ports, 4 USB ports, 6 USB ports, 8 Ports, 10 Ports and 12 USB ports.

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    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information This feature allows the user to select the drive type for SATA#1. The options are IDE, RAID and AHCI. • SATA#2 Configuration Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled, and Enhanced.

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    How To Change the Configuration Data Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect the PIO mode. Use this value if the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined. Select 0 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 0. It has a data transfer rate of 3.3 MBs. Select 1 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 1.

  • Page 48: Bit Data Transfer

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information Select UDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 1. It has a data transfer rate of 25 MBs. Select UDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer rate of 33.3 MBs.

  • Page 49: Remote Access Configuration

    How To Change the Configuration Data Select No to allow the AMI BIOS to configure all devices in the system. PCI Latency Timer This feature sets the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus. Select 64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles.

  • Page 50: Hardware Health Monitor

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information • Flow Control This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection. The options are None, Hardware, and Software. Redirection After BIOS POST Select Disabled to turn off Console Redirection after Power-On Self-Test (POST). Select Always to keep Console Redirection active all the time after POST.

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    How To Change the Configuration Data Warning: Any temperature that exceeds the CPU threshold temperature predefined by the CPU manufacturer may result in CPU overheat or system instability. When the CPU temperature reaches this predefined threshold, the CPU and system cooling fans will run at full speed.

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    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information (i.e., 25 C). The CPU Temperature feature will display the CPU temperature status as detected by the BIOS: Low – This level is considered as the ‘normal’ operating state. The CPU temperature is well below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’.

  • Page 53: Acpi Configuration

    How To Change the Configuration Data run at the full speed (12V). The Options are: 1. Disabled (Full Speed), 2. Server Mode, 3. Workstation Mode. Fan1 ~ Fan 4 Reading This feature displays the fan speed readings from fan interfaces Fan1 through Fan5. CPU1 Vcore, CPU2 Vcore, +5Vin, +12Vcc (V), VPI DIMM, VP2 DIMM, 3.3Vcc (V), and Battery Voltage ACPI Configuration...

  • Page 54: Ipmi Configuration

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information Performance Event Timer is used to replace the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled. IPMI Configuration Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a set of common interfaces that IT administrators can use to monitor system health and to manage the system as a whole. For more information on the IPMI specifications, please visit Intel's website at www.intel.com.

  • Page 55: Clear Bmc System Event Log

    How To Change the Configuration Data Clear BMC System Event Log This feature is used to clear the BMC System Event Log. Caution: Any cleared information is unrecoverable. Make absolutely sure that you no longer need any data stored in the log before clearing the BMC Event Log.

  • Page 56: Sel Pef Configuration

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information Parameter Selector Use this feature to select the parameter of your Mac Address configuration. Mac Address The BIOS will automatically enter the Mac address of this machine; however it may be over-ridden. Mac addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers (Base 16, 0 ~ 9, A, B, C, D, E, F) separated by dots.

  • Page 57: The Dmi Event Log

    How To Change the Configuration Data The options are Enabled and Disabled.PEF Alert Startup Delay -This sets the pre-determined time to delay PEF alerts after system power-ups and resets. Refer to Table 24.6 of the IPMI 1.5 Specification for more information at www.intel.com. The options are: No Delay, 30 sec, 60 sec, 1.5 min, 2.0 min.

  • Page 58: Security Settings

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information Security Settings The AMI BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first. Supervisor Password This item indicates if a supervisor password has been entered for the system. Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means a supervisor password has been entered for the system.

  • Page 59: Boot Sector Virus Protection

    How To Change the Configuration Data Boot Sector Virus Protection When Enabled, the AMI BOIS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector of the hard disk drive. The options are Enabled and Disabled.

  • Page 60: Exit Options

    4: Octane III Workstation BIOS Information Exit Options Select the Exit tab from the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS Setup screen. Save Changes and Exit When you have completed the system con.guration changes, select this option to leave the BIOS Setup Utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect.

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    BIOS Error Beep Codes Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on the screen. Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.

  • Page 63: Technical Specifications

    Appendix A Technical Specifications This appendix contains technical specification information about your system. Server Specifications and Features Table A-1 shows the physical specifications of the SGI Octane III deskside system. Table A-1 SGI Octane III Enclosure Physical Specifications System Features...

  • Page 64: Environmental Specifications

    Table A-3 shows the basic operating parameters of the optional solid state disks available with the Octane III systems. Note that MLC drives used beyond the capacity of their total projected write life will not be replaced under warranty. STEC drives are warranted for three years regardless of the number of writes.

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