WHAT:  Add new Solaris sysinfo component

WHY:  To allow OPAL access to chip type and model information when running on Solaris OS.

WHERE: opal/mca/sysinfo/solaris

WHEN:  for 1.5.1

TIMEOUT:  Aug 10, 2010



There is a sysinfo framework that has a component for Linux to expose the chip type and model information to OPAL.  This RFC is to propose the making of a Solaris component to expose the same information.  The Linux component also exposes number of processes and memory amount on a node, however the first instantiation of the Solaris component will not expose this information because it will be easier to do such with hwloc (which has not been integrated to provide such info, yet).

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