Re: [casper] New 10.1 blocks

2009-05-22 Thread John Ford
Dave, is your 7.1 version of these library blocks available for use by others? These blocks, and especially the convert block, would be useful for our pulsar machines. John Hi All There are new blocks in the casper 10.1 DSP library, ported from Dave McMahon's 7.1 library. Highlights

Re: [casper] Interest in CASPER

2007-11-28 Thread John Ford
Dear Sir, Thank you for your time. I am writing for some further information about CASPER and correlative works. I am a graduate student of National Astronomical Observatories Chinese Academy of Sciences and at present I am dealing with the digital back end for radio

[casper] python and other gee2 linuxoodies for b

2007-12-11 Thread John Ford
Hi all. Is there a repository of stuff like this precompiled for the bee2 ppc kernel? Or is it necessary to install from source? I'm intereted in particular in using some of Aaron's python from the corr python module. Thanks. John

Re: [casper] (no subject)

2008-03-13 Thread John Ford
. Is it possible this is some sort of race condition in the xflow program? The new machine that I'm installing is a quad core 3 GHz 12 MB cache monster, and maybe some funky bug is showing itself? Thanks, Henry John Ford wrote: ## Preparing software files

[casper] funny error

2008-03-28 Thread John Ford
Any ideas on how to solve this error? Thanks! John Checking timing specifications ... WARNING:XdmHelpers:625 - No instances driven from the following signals or pins are valid for inclusion in TNM group brefclk_bottom_m. A TNM property on a pin or signal marks only the flip-flops,

[casper] borph interface question

2008-03-31 Thread John Ford
Hi all. We're rapidly closing in on a testable version of our system. I'm writing some scripts to set up some variables using the ioreg interface, and I've come across a very strange problem. Trying to set large values through the shell seems to fail. For instance, setting the ip address in a

Re: [casper] borph interface question

2008-03-31 Thread John Ford
to the /proc register file it works though; you need to explicitly use an unsigned variable type though. Peter -Original Message- From: casper-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:casper-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Jason Manley Sent: 31 March 2008 11:48 AM To: John Ford Cc

Re: [casper] borph interface question

2008-03-31 Thread John Ford
or binary. We were using the ascii interface, and it all works fine for values that are less than 2^16. But using the binary interface with your incantation does work! Thanks. I'll look into the why of all this later. John Dave On Mar 31, 2008, at 13:10 , John Ford wrote: Hi, John and Peter

[casper] Virtex ii pro vs Virtex 5

2008-05-01 Thread John Ford
Hi. Does anyone know how the capacity for logic and arithmetic on the virtex-5 chips on the roach board compare with the bee2 virtex-ii pros? I'm looking for some information on this for some future designs. I also was wondering how some of the virtex-4 chips compare. I have a chart from

Re: [casper] iBOB to iBOB over 15m CX4

2008-05-02 Thread John Ford
Has anyone tried to send 10Gbe data to an iBOB over long (10-15m) CX4 cables? We find that the iBOB can transmit OK but not receive - its carrier detect LED does not light up. We have no problems with 3m cables. Not sure if changing pre-emphasis or signal level would help as the problem

Re: [casper] Inter-chip connections problem

2008-05-03 Thread John Ford
Matt, sorry, I had iii) external clock input to BEE was improved by Pierre Henry and others, then edited it should have left it ! thanks, Mel. On 5/2/08, Matt Dexter mdex...@berkeley.edu wrote: Mel, Don't forget the effort we put in to deliver clean external clocks to

Re: [casper] Work around for long FFTs/PFBs

2008-05-06 Thread John Ford
We are going to put that fix in the ported version of the library (it's not in the current green blocks). Right now you need to change those values to a variable and keep the backpopulate_mask script from removing that variable to get around the problem. -Terry On May 5, 2008, at 6:51 PM,

Re: [casper] Work around for long FFTs/PFBs

2008-05-06 Thread John Ford
block in the unscrambler was truncated. Glenn On 5/6/08, John Ford jf...@nrao.edu wrote: We are going to put that fix in the ported version of the library (it's not in the current green blocks). Right now you need to change those values to a variable and keep the backpopulate_mask

Re: [casper] matlab/simulink required libraries

2008-07-11 Thread John Ford
Obviously it's too early for me to be writing mails. I found the statement later in the page. But I still think it would be better to call these required, as without being able to simulate your designs, you're really up a creek. John Hi all. The following from the bee2 mssge page is missing

Re: [casper] LWIP in 10.1

2008-08-19 Thread John Ford
Running generate for OS'es, Drivers and Libraries ... Running generate for lwIP library ... Generating xemacliteif_g.c ... Generating lwipopts.h file ... ERROR:MDT - lwip () - error copying ./src/contrib/ports/v2pro/netif/xemacliteif_polled.c to

Re: [casper] LWIP in 10.1

2008-09-03 Thread John Ford
it has to do with cygwin/xygwin somehow? On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:03 PM, John Ford jf...@nrao.edu wrote: Running generate for OS'es, Drivers and Libraries ... Running generate for lwIP library ... Generating xemacliteif_g.c ... Generating lwipopts.h file ... ERROR:MDT - lwip

Re: [casper] fast serial communications: orientation to F-O options

2008-08-19 Thread John Ford
(I have re-read a prior thread from early May on this topic involving John, Matt, Jouko, and Francois, however the sourcing information was from 2005, and the applicability of the information to our situation was not entirely clear from the conversation. Also perhaps more has been learned

Re: [casper] ROACH FPGA chips - part number

2008-09-03 Thread John Ford
? We (Green Bank) are leery of lead-free for long-term reliability due to the tin whisker problems. Although much of the European-built ALMA electronics is lead-free, so we shall see... John -Francois John Ford wrote: Hi John, The ROACH can take the LX110T, LX155T, or SX95T. The LX series has

Re: [casper] Confusion/bug in green FFT block

2008-09-19 Thread John Ford
I did get strange results when my sync pulse was too short, but that is likely just the block resetting before the reorder finishes. as laura points out, the FFT's minimum sync pulse period is tricky: see casper memo #24 http://casper.berkeley.edu/memos/sync_memo_v1.pdf btw, many people

[casper] Updated 7.1 library?

2008-10-16 Thread John Ford
Hi Glen, and all. A few weeks ago, there was traffic about the relative inefficiency of the green block FFT, in terms of resource usage by the reorder blocks. Glen, I think you mentioned that you had updated the 7.1 library. did I remember that right? Where can we get this library, if so. We

[casper] GAVRT library

2008-10-20 Thread John Ford
Hi Glen. I was wondering if your GAVRT library was compatible with the backport stuff you did. I have a design that builds with the old libraries that seems to fail with the backported libraries plus your original gavrt library. I'll send the mdl file if you want to look at it. It's too big to

Re: [casper] GAVRT library

2008-10-20 Thread John Ford
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 8:05 AM, John Ford jf...@nrao.edu wrote: Hi Glen. I was wondering if your GAVRT library was compatible with the backport stuff you did. I have a design that builds with the old libraries that seems to fail with the backported libraries plus your original gavrt library

Re: [casper] PFB timing error

2008-11-06 Thread John Ford
Does anyone have any suggestions for fixing this error? It seems due entirely to the large fanout (450!) in the coefficient generator. We're stuck on this for building our 4K channel 800 MHz pulsar machine. It is introducing errors into the spectrum. John Hi all. Here's a timing error that

Re: [casper] PFB timing error

2008-11-06 Thread John Ford
for every path in the library block, but they seem to get optimized out during the build. That's the trick, I guess, that I don't know how to get around... Thanks John Jason On 06 Nov 2008, at 15:46, John Ford wrote: Does anyone have any suggestions for fixing this error? It seems due

Re: [casper] PFB timing error

2008-11-07 Thread John Ford
MB. Let me know if you want a look at it.) John Thanks, Henry John Ford wrote: Hi John, I've definitely run into the same issue, but haven't had a chance to tackle it yet. It could be a pain, but I would try to hack the design to change the PFB coefficients by one LSB or something

Re: [casper] Question on control software on the ROACH

2008-11-07 Thread John Ford
Hi all: I just could not find any documents in casper web site talking about the control software running in the PowerPC. So my first question is how can I use the interface between FPGA and PowerPC? For example, how can I design a block memory which can be written by ADC module and can be

Re: [casper] Question on control software on the ROACH

2008-11-10 Thread John Ford
Hi John: Could you tell me where is the snap block? Is it a customized block? They are in the CASPER DSP Blockset/Scopes folder. John Thanks Wan -Original Message- From: John Ford [mailto:jf...@nrao.edu] Sent: Saturday, 8 November 2008 12:33 AM To: Cheng, Wan (ATNF

Re: [casper] (no subject)

2009-01-13 Thread John Ford
is to drop in that new .ace and you should be set. OK. I'll try it and see. John Cheers, Henry John Ford wrote: Hi all. I'm setting up a new bee2, and I am had trouble building a CF with the right kernel on it. I tried to use the default_cf.zip on: http://bee2.eecs.berkeley.edu/wiki

Re: [casper] System Generator 7.1

2009-01-13 Thread John Ford
Hi Folks, I've recently acquired an iBOB and an iADC card, and I'm in the process of setting up my Matlab/MSSGE software. I'm running Matlab 7.6.0 (R2008a) and Simulink v7.1. From Xilinx, I have ISE 10.1, System Generator 10.1, and EDK 10.1. However, I want to use the MSSGE version 7.1,

Re: [casper] usage of snapshot 64

2009-01-20 Thread John Ford
Hi Wan, The Shared BRAM uses a dual-port BRAM with one port connected to your design, and the other connected to an OPB bus instantiated in the fabric. On a V2P (IBOB, BEE2) the OPB bus is branched off the PLB bus, which is connected to the PPC405 on the FPGA. On a V5 (ROACH), the OPB is

Re: [casper] Xilinx IP

2009-01-20 Thread John Ford
Hello, I heard at the last CASPER workshop that no non-free IP cores were needed from Xilinx. For example, the 10 GbE core is not needed. Is this true? It turns out that the 10 GbE core *is* needed, at least for version 7.1. The rest of the IP modules that are needed have been freed by

Re: [casper] iBob and RS232 problems

2009-01-28 Thread John Ford
Hi. We just finished getting an ibob up and running from the prom, and we saw a few strange things that might be related: 1) We had to cycle the power to get the design to load into the FPGA, even when we checked the right boxes. This is unusual, but not unheard of. 2) We couldn't even get it

Re: [casper] 10.1 Toolflow

2009-06-10 Thread John Ford
Hi guys, I have installed version 10.1 of the toolflow, and when I try to build a design, it compiles fine until it gets to the copying base system step, where I get the following error: Error using == gen_xps_files at 286 Unpackage base system files failed. Run out of disk space? Run

[casper] 10.1 problem

2009-06-19 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I've downloaded and installed the 10.1 toolset, the right matlab stuff, and installed it all. I grabbed the tarball off the casper web page, installed it, then updated it from svn. I made a simple model of 2 software registers, simulated it, saved it, and ran bee_xps on it. There is a

Re: [casper] 10.1 problem

2009-06-19 Thread John Ford
I promise to quit replying to my own mails... I have figured out that the copy base system command copies in the base system, but the cygwin permissions are all screwed up. They are d-+ when viewed with a cygwin bash shell. Changing the permissions with chmod -R 777 dirname allows the

[casper] SVN error

2009-06-22 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I decided to check out the Roach subdirectory: C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4\ipt_CLUSTERIP.h C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4\ipt_REJECT.h In directory 'C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4' Can't open file

Re: [casper] SVN error

2009-06-22 Thread John Ford
Jason On 22 Jun 2009, at 12:02, John Ford wrote: Hi all. I decided to check out the Roach subdirectory: C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4\ipt_CLUSTERIP.h C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4\ipt_REJECT.h In directory 'C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include

[casper] maximum 10 GbE packet size

2009-06-22 Thread John Ford
Hi. Does anybody know the actual limit on packet size for the original xilinx and the V2 10 GbE cores? The documents say something vague like about 8k bytes, but is there a known hard limit to the packet size in each case? We want to package up 8K (8192) bytes of data + a few words of framing,

Re: [casper] maximum 10 GbE packet size

2009-06-22 Thread John Ford
, but YMMV. Thanks. We will want to have our system ready to migrate forward, so we will not push the packet payload past 8192 bytes. John Jason On 22 Jun 2009, at 13:16, John Ford wrote: Hi. Does anybody know the actual limit on packet size for the original xilinx and the V2 10 GbE cores

[casper] parspec with 10.1?

2009-07-21 Thread John Ford
Has anyone ported parspec to 10.1, or failing that, does anyone have a 10.1 design that is similar that could be used in an ibob? Thanks! John

[casper] ROACH power consumption

2009-07-23 Thread John Ford
Hi all. Has anyone measured (or calculated...) the maximum power consumption of a ROACH with a full SX95 chip? Anyone hazard an estimate, if not a measurement or calculation? Thanks! John

Re: [casper] large green FFTs

2009-07-27 Thread John Ford
I compiled an 8192 channel FFT the other day no problems. But I have not yet tried it on actual hardware. We had trouble building large ones that meet timing. Randy modified the library to fix the problem. I'm thinking these were 4096 channel (8192 point) real 200 MHz IP rate builds. It

Re: [casper] large green FFTs

2009-07-27 Thread John Ford
, but it doesn't quite work yet. We have a couple of ROACH boards in the mail to us, so I guess we'll be migrating to 10.1 soon enough! John My compile was 8192 channels (16384 channel) at 200MHz. Jason On 27 Jul 2009, at 11:02, John Ford wrote: I compiled an 8192 channel FFT the other day

Re: [casper] XAUI synchronisation

2009-08-28 Thread John Ford
Hi all. We faced this problem with our GUPPI machine, and Randy McCullough etal came up with a scheme to synchronize the 4 streams from 2 ibobs. It is indeed the case that the streams do not naturally remain synchronized. If you use the OOB signals, extra transfers are inserted into the data

Re: [casper] XAUI synchronisation

2009-08-28 Thread John Ford
Hi, John, On Aug 28, 2009, at 6:02 , John Ford wrote: We need a packet-enabled PFB and FFT, and then we could discard this synchronizer business, but until then, we are stuck using a synchronous system. We are running at 1.6 Gs/s. Do you expect the packet enabled PFB and FFT

Re: [casper] casper tool set up question from ted jaeger

2009-08-31 Thread John Ford
, John Ford jf...@nrao.edu wrote: Hi Ted, Ted Jaeger wrote: Is there a tutorial anywhere on setting up the software needed for a fully functional iBOB development system. I have been following the wiki articles on the required software and how to add the MSSGE tool flow, but I (and maybe

Re: [casper] casper Digest, Vol 21, Issue 26 (Ethernet core)

2009-09-02 Thread John Ford
Hi, For the error ERROR:MDT - opb_ethernetlite (adc_tutorial_ibob_lwip_ethlite) - E:\work\adc_tutorial\XPS_iBOB_base\system.mhs:369 - invalid license or no license found!, since the license for ISE 7.1 is no longer available from the web (the one from the web is for ISE 11), is the

[casper] SVN error

2009-09-21 Thread John Ford
I get this when trying to sync my SVN: C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4\ipt_REJECT.h In directory 'C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4' Can't open file 'C:\casper\roach\sw\linux\include\linux\netfilter_ipv4\.svn\tmp\text-base\ipt_TCPMSS.h.svn-base': The

Re: [casper] mkbof error

2009-09-22 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I'm sneaking up on getting my 10.1 development system working. It works if I run it as an adminstrator, but as myself, it fails thusly: I fixed this by allowing all users to create files in the root directory, that is, C:\ . When I hacked mkbof the last time, I replaced mktmp() with

Re: [casper] questions about tut4 from ref_designs_tutorials (wide-band version of pocket correlator)

2009-10-13 Thread John Ford
Billy, I'm using a windows xp (32bit) machine with 2GB memory. It seems like I have to increase the physical memory. But windows xp doesn't support 4GB memory. Does it mean I have to upgrade to 64bit windows xp or some server version? Hi Zhiwei, You can put in 4 GB, and use the /3GB boot

[casper] Interesting memo on digitizers and data transmission

2009-10-17 Thread John Ford
Thought this might be of interest: New Electronics Division Technical Note EDTN No. 213 Title: Word-Boundary Detection in a Serialized, Gaussian-Distributed, White-Noise Data Stream Authors: Matt Morgan, Rick Fisher Date: October 13, 2009

Re: [casper] Interesting memo on digitizers and data transmission

2009-10-18 Thread John Ford
with as little hardware as possible at the digitizer, for reasons of power consumption, cost, and RFI, when it's done on a large scale. For most things, I agree with you that the industry standard encodings are better. best wishes, dan John Ford wrote: Thought this might be of interest

Re: [casper] Fwd: Re: SPDO ROACH spectrometer

2009-10-29 Thread John Ford
casper collaborators, appended below is further info on roach ethernet problems seen at CSIRO: any ideas? If I recall correctly, Alan mentioned this problem at the workshop, and the problem was that some of the PHY chips were faulty at one point. This may be what's going on. Hopefully

[casper] build error

2009-11-02 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I'm installing a new incarnation of our build system on a new machine. It's 10.1.03. With a simple roach example, I get the following error: ... XSG generation complete. # ## Copying base system ## # ## Copying

Re: [casper] build error

2009-11-02 Thread John Ford
for the idea. i'll let you know how it turns out tomorrow! It seems that our version 11 system is almost ready to go, too. Just have to get system generator properly installed. John Mark On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 4:18 PM, John Ford jf...@nrao.edu wrote: Hi all. I'm installing a new incarnation

[casper] [Fwd: xilinx error]

2009-11-03 Thread John Ford
Original Message Subject: xilinx error From:John Ford jf...@nrao.edu Date:Tue, November 3, 2009 12:09 pm To: jf...@nrao.edu -- http://forums.xilinx.com/xlnx/board/crawl_message

Re: [casper] Fwd: Re: SPDO ROACH spectrometer

2009-11-04 Thread John Ford
/binaries/linux/uImage-20091006-mmcfix should be good. I have never tried pulling such volumes over the SSH shell, but it works fine with KATCP. I will ask him to comment further. Jason On 30 Oct 2009, at 01:25, John Ford wrote: casper collaborators, appended below is further info

[casper] xlUpdateModel

2009-11-04 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I'm trying to port a rather complex model to 10.1, and I had hoped that xlUpdateModel would allow me to do it rather easily, but when I run it Matlab crashes. It seems to choke on the gavrt library's vacc module. Has anyone gotten this to work, or should I forget it and just redraw the

Re: [casper] broken links

2009-11-08 Thread John Ford
John Ford wrote: Hi all. I'm getting a message from simulink that my library links are broken on my pfb and fft, and some other casper and gavrt blocks. I relinked them, but they are broken again after reconfiguring the block. Is that normal? Seems to work OK. If you change a parameter

[casper] Questions on porting to ROACH

2009-11-10 Thread John Ford
OK, so my naive port of guppi from bee2/ibob to roach failed, because I ran out of resources. After Randy and I updated the 5 designs and combined them into one design, in my initial try at the port, I told the dual 2^12 PFB/FFT blocks to optimize for multipliers. I promptly ran out of slices.

[casper] ADC083000x2 block

2009-11-12 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I'm looking at using this block, and the documentation doesn't quite match up to the block. I'm using only zdok0. The outputs on the block are labelled adc0_i0,adc0_q0, ... ,adc0_i3,adc0_q3. Are these just demuxed output samples at 1/4 the clock frequency, like on the ADC, or are they

Re: [casper] Questions on porting to ROACH

2009-11-12 Thread John Ford
). Regards Andrew 2009/11/11 John Ford jf...@nrao.edu OK, so my naive port of guppi from bee2/ibob to roach failed, because I ran out of resources. After Randy and I updated the 5 designs and combined them into one design, in my initial try at the port, I told the dual 2^12 PFB/FFT blocks

Re: [casper] Timing error

2009-11-12 Thread John Ford
On Nov 12, 2009, at 16:36 , John Ford wrote: At least one timing constraint is impossible to meet because component delays alone exceed the constraint. I think this means that part of your design synthesized to multiple levels of combinatorial logic where the sum of each level's component

[casper] Matlab Killed on Linux machine

2009-11-13 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I had a few instances where I left a large build running and came back to a message on my shell : Matlab Killed After a few times, it sunk in to my (sometimes thick) head and I realized this happens if I have a file or a terminal in the XPS_ROACH_base directory tree open. I guess it's

Re: [casper] Matlab Killed on Linux machine

2009-11-13 Thread John Ford
Hi, John, What OS was this on? Red Hat EL 5.3 or 5.2, 64 bit John Thanks, Dave On Nov 13, 2009, at 4:45 , John Ford wrote: Hi all. I had a few instances where I left a large build running and came back to a message on my shell : Matlab Killed After a few times, it sunk in to my

Re: [casper] Matlab Killed on Linux machine

2009-11-13 Thread John Ford
Regards Andrew 2009/11/13 John Ford jf...@nrao.edu Hi all. I had a few instances where I left a large build running and came back to a message on my shell : Matlab Killed After a few times, it sunk in to my (sometimes thick) head and I realized this happens if I have a file or a terminal

[casper] SC09

2009-11-13 Thread John Ford
By the way, NRAO has a booth at Supercomputing '09 (#2892) I just shipped out a computer/GPU, a ROACH, and our artificial pulsar so we can try to put on a demo. Real-time Supercomputing is the theme. The rest of the booth is the usual NRAO booth you might see at AAS meetings. I hope it works

[casper] roach_spec

2009-11-16 Thread John Ford
Hi all. Does anyone have any info on the roach_spec design that is in the etch boffiles directory? More to the point, does anyone have a roach-based spectrometer bof file I can load into my roach? The bof I generated locally causes a kernel panic. John

[casper] 10 GBe Switch weirdness

2009-11-24 Thread John Ford
Hi all. We've been running GUPPI for some time now with a direct connection from our bee2, bee2 to our host, beef. Works fine, no dropped packets, etc. Life's fine. To build our next machine, GUPPI-2, we decided to insert a Fujitsu XG-2000C switch between them, and now we are losing packets.

Re: [casper] 10 GBe Switch weirdness

2009-11-24 Thread John Ford
, which isn't till next week. You sound as though you've seen this before. :) John On Tue, 24 Nov 2009, John Ford wrote: Hi all. We've been running GUPPI for some time now with a direct connection from our bee2, bee2 to our host, beef. Works fine, no dropped packets, etc. Life's fine

Re: [casper] 10 GBe Switch weirdness

2009-11-25 Thread John Ford
switches. Peter -Original Message- From: casper-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:casper-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Dan Werthimer Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:34 PM To: John Ford Cc: casper@lists.berkeley.edu Subject: Re: [casper] 10 GBe Switch weirdness hi

Re: [casper] 10 GBe Switch weirdness

2009-12-07 Thread John Ford
think the NIC-switch cable length makes much difference. I've used everything from 0.5m to 5m and they all worked fine. These ports have some form of auto-equalisation which seems to work very well. Jason On 25 Nov 2009, at 15:59, John Ford wrote: Matt and I have had problems with BEE2 - switch

[casper] Free hardware?

2009-12-07 Thread John Ford
Hi all. Anyone have any surplus ibobs and/or iadcs that they could loan us? We have a couple of projects on a short fuse with no money that could benefit from some boards. We could use 2 ibobs and 4 iadcs. John

[casper] Multiple 10 GbE boards

2009-12-10 Thread John Ford
Hi all. I saw these demonstrated at SC09. Very cool. :) http://www.hotlavasystems.com/ Might be of use to some of you. John

Re: [casper] Silly NFS problem

2009-12-11 Thread John Ford
Hi Glenn. I managed to get ours working with the guide. Our exports file says: Yes, Master1002 more /etc/exports /export/home/tofu/cicadaroots 169.254.128.0/24(sync,rw,no_root_squash) And: Yes, Master1003 ls /export/home/tofu/cicadaroots/ bee2Guppi filesystem_etch_nfs_2009_07_07.tar.gz

Re: [casper] Reference to non-existent field 'clock_loc'

2009-12-16 Thread John Ford
Thanks for posting this, Glenn. I was helping a visitor debug a useless Simulink error, and your post solved it. We were following the original ROACH tutorial: http://casper.berkeley.edu/wiki/Roach_Tutorial Matlab wasn't crashing for us, but whenever we tried to simulate or compile, we

Re: [casper] Hang issue when trying to wr/rd a register

2009-12-17 Thread John Ford
Hello all, What toolflow did you use to compile your .bof file? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the only version of the CASPER toolflow that will work with the BEE2 is 7.1. I've tried running designed built using 10.1 on a BEE2, and this is exactly what happened. Though this was also a

Re: [casper] Hang issue when trying to wr/rd a register

2009-12-22 Thread John Ford
Hi. Does anyone know what the status of this is? Does borph on the bee2 work under 10.1? John Hello, When I've had odd behavior like this before it turned out to be a corrupt bof file. I would try recopying the design to the BEE2, but admittedly it's a bit of a long shot. Glenn On

Re: [casper] can not receive 10GBe UDP packets

2010-01-19 Thread John Ford
Hi All, I just bought a 10Gb ethernet card (Chelsio S310E), but I got problems with receiving udp packages. I installed the card and drivers for a windows computer, everything is fine, the 10Gb card looks just like another normal network local connection. Then I ran Jason's 10GbE

[casper] BEE2 hanging

2010-01-29 Thread John Ford
Hi all. We're working hard on cleaning up our 800 MHz Coherent Dedispersion pulsar machine for production. We have it working with 8 GPU machines, and from 64 to 2048 coarse channels. One problem we have is that with our output FPGA that rearranges the data and ships it off simultaneously over

Re: [casper] BEE2 hanging

2010-01-29 Thread John Ford
. will find out. BORPH has occasionally acted strangely for us when we use ascii mode so we don't use it anymore. Good to know this. By the way, this is all with version 7.1. Thanks. John Mark On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM, John Ford jf...@nrao.edu wrote: Hi all. We're working hard

Re: [casper] ROACH-based pulsar machine?

2010-01-29 Thread John Ford
coherent dedispersion (timing), or spectroscopy (searching). matthew and jonathan are the experts at reading data from ibob/roach and using CPU cluster to do pulsar/transient search. john ford, paul demorest, scott ransom et al are the experts at using ibob/bee2 to packetize data (800 MHz dual pol

Re: [casper] ROACH-based pulsar machine?

2010-01-29 Thread John Ford
that John Ford is using 8 GPUs for 800 MHz. Can you get several GPUs on the single bus of a multi-core host or does that cause too much of a bottle-neck? I also should think about doing the various piggy-back tasks in parallel. I'm guessing that setispec on a ROACH is a tight fit. How about two

[casper] 10 GbE ports on a BEE2

2010-02-03 Thread John Ford
Hi all. Has anyone seen any problems when using 4 10 GbE ports on a single FPGA in the BEE2? We're having some problems where borph access from the control FPGA seems to lock up when we start up our designs. We've done some testing with hacked up designs, and we can only make it lock up (so

[casper] strace

2010-02-03 Thread John Ford
Hi all. Does anyone have strace compiled for the bee2 control fpga linux installation? John

Re: [casper] 10 GbE ports on a BEE2

2010-02-03 Thread John Ford
cables per BEE2 is quite low due to power supply limitiations. I believe various lab tests were done using 1 of the 2 high speed ports on the center FPGA but at the moment none are in use at the observatory (as far as I know). Matt Dexter On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, John Ford wrote: Hi all. Has

Re: [casper] 10 GbE ports on a BEE2

2010-02-04 Thread John Ford
? We're about to try that now! Putting a few tens of clocks of delay in the chain. We can't fully serialize them for obvious reasons. We need at least 22.5 Gb/second out of the four ports. John Billy -Original Message- From: John Ford [mailto:jf...@nrao.edu] Sent: Wednesday

Re: [casper] 10 GbE ports on a BEE2

2010-02-04 Thread John Ford
. That one can get *hot*. Thanks, Henry John Ford wrote: John, Coincidentally, I've found user 2 to be the worst of the bunch across the HCRO BEE2s by a good margin. Some variation between units, of course, but if it were me I'd try to run on a different slot (user 1 or 4) and see

Re: [casper] ROACH updates

2010-02-08 Thread John Ford
Hi CASPERites with ROACH boards... Hi all. I wonder if these are still the recommended versions of everything. John Firmware and Software: == You might consider applying the following updates. These versions are considered stable and are currently in use by KAT. In

[casper] ROACH problem

2010-02-09 Thread John Ford
Hi all. We have turned one of our Roaches into a doorstop. The serial port does not ever show the uboot prompt. All we did was update the cpld. In fact, I don't know if it was working before we updated the cpld, but it worked the last time it was turned on, to the best of my knowledge. In any

Re: [casper] 10 GbE ports on a BEE2

2010-02-12 Thread John Ford
We fixed it! (we think...) Hi all. Has anyone seen any problems when using 4 10 GbE ports on a single FPGA in the BEE2? We're having some problems where borph access from the control FPGA seems to lock up when we start up our designs. We've done some testing with hacked up designs, and

Re: [casper] ROACH updates

2010-02-13 Thread John Ford
left the board on long enough. Tom On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM, John Ford jf...@nrao.edu wrote: Hi CASPERites with ROACH boards... Hi all. I wonder if these are still the recommended versions of everything. John Firmware and Software: == You might

Re: [casper] Compilation errors with FFT block

2010-03-12 Thread John Ford
Is it still necessary in 11.x/RHEL to load/open the CASPER library before opening a model containing library blocks? Yes, Henry, it is. We have a startup.m that opens/loads the user's libraries and starts sysgen. Here it is. Yes, Master1005 more startup.m

Re: [casper] Which error to chase?

2010-03-26 Thread John Ford
The 'dac' yellow block _does include a gateway internally. I believe the error is referring to the input data lines, but I haven't figured it out yet. But I may be barking up the wrong tree because I'm trying to control the DAC2x1000-16 (TI DAC5681) DAC - included with our ROACH - but the

[casper] Troubles setting up 10 GbE on Roach

2010-04-01 Thread John Ford
HI all. We've been working with some code taken from the workshop tutorials, tutorial #2. We're trying to configure the 10 gbe block using the tut2.py example, but it doesn't actually configure anything. Once we run the configure script, the MAC address and IP address are the defaults that are

Re: [casper] Troubles setting up 10 GbE on Roach

2010-04-01 Thread John Ford
process is running. If not, try'n start it manually from a roach ssh session: tgtap -b /proc/313/hw/ioreg/ten_Gbe_v2 -a 192.168.3.14 -t gbe0 -m 02:02:0A:00:00:82 -p 1 Good idea. I need a remedial course on the innards of the katcp system... John Jason On 01 Apr 2010, at 12:50, John

Re: [casper] Troubles setting up 10 GbE on Roach

2010-04-01 Thread John Ford
Hi John, I had the same problem, but it was fixed after I updated my ROACH according to Jason's recommendations: http://www.mail-archive.com/casper@lists.berkeley.edu/msg01370.html We did check this, but maybe we missed something. We'll have another look. Also, if you just want to run

[casper] 6 GS/s Spectrometer

2010-04-22 Thread John Ford
Hi all. Has anyone done a 6 GS/s spectrometer using 2 interleaved 3 GS/s ADC boards on a ROACH? I seem to recall someone doing something of the sort, but I don't recall any details. Thanks for any info! John

Re: [casper] mlib_devel_10_1 and simulink 7.4

2010-05-19 Thread John Ford
Hi Dave It may be time to copy our libraries to an mlib_devel_11_1 revision and continue from there. ROACH2 uses Virtex6 and the 10.x and earlier tools do not support it. Disadvantages are that a lot of library maintainers will be working in mlib_devel_11_1 and bug fixes, changes etc may

Re: [casper] Issue with Fujitsu FPD-010R008-0E + FOC-CCxxxx

2010-05-19 Thread John Ford
hi shilpa, the early CX4 10Gbe spec didn't supply optional power through the connector, and the first revision bee2's and ibob's we built didn't have powered connectors. but the spec changed several years ago, so i would have guessed that any modern NIC board would have powered

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