Unfortunately, I could not find the appropriate section for VCA on these forums, and since the main aspect of VCA is Intel graphics, I am posting my question here.
I am trying to explore Intel VCA capabilities and set up it according to QuickStart guide http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/server-accessories/Visual_C... http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/server-accessories/Visual_C... . For this purpose I set up a Supermicro SM 2028GR-TR server with 64GB RAM and dual Xeon E5 v3, made sure BIOS memory settings are good to go, downloaded the latest (and the only available) version of QuickStart package (IntelVisualComputeAccelerator_QuickStart_1.2.81.zip) and installed CentOS 7.2.1511.
After the SW setup according to the guide, I got stuck at "vcactl boot" and "vcactl status" commands - both throw
"ERROR: Command vcactl boot FAILED due to modprobe timeout for some of nodes!"
exception after several seconds of waiting.
Try as I might, I could not bring the VCA board online, although its hosts are visible via lspci. Would you help me to debug this issue?
Please keep in mind that the validated hardware for the Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator is listed here:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/server-products/server-accessories/000016707.html Compatible Hardware and Operating Systems
We will also investigate further and get back to you shortly.