InfiniBand on Ubuntu Server 7.10

If for some obscure reason you ever want to use Ubuntu Server 7.10 in HPC1 scenarios where your compute nodes are interconnected through InfiniBand fabric bear this in mind – Ubuntu’s IB support is broken and it has been in such a state for at least an year! Besides not providing the full OFED package, Ubuntu also gives us errors in udev’s configuration, namely in /etc/udev/rules.d/20-names.rules. On a pristine system the Infiniband section reads: