This document describes the installation and management of Dolphins eXpressWare PCI Express software stack, including SISCI, SuperSockets and Dolphins optimized IPoPCIe TCP/IP driver, on single machines or on a cluster of machines interconnected with PCI Express.

This software stack is needed to use PCI Express for host to host communication and consists of drivers (kernel modules), user space libraries, diagnostic, configuration utilities, benchmarks, documentation and more.

SuperSockets drastically accelerate generic socket communication as used by clustered / networked applications.

The SISCI API provides an easy to use programming environment with direct access to PCI Express features like PIO, DMA, Interrupts and peer to peer transactions.

This document is for clusters built using Dolphin PCI Express IX / IDT based products.