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RDMA for the Enterprise: Enabling the Modern Data Center

By Bill Lee The IBTA is excited to announce the publication of Enabling the Modern Data Center – RDMA for the Enterprise, a booklet that expands on the application and value of RDMA in data centers serving the enterprise, the cloud, and the World Wide Web. This booklet is a companion to Introduction to InfiniBand™ for End Users, a mini-book describing the basic concepts behind InfiniBand [...]

By |May 21, 2019|

HPC Breaks Through to the Cloud: Why It Matters

By Scot Schultz High Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud has the potential to improve a wide variety of industries, but this trend is not impressive simply based on its potential—there are already real world cloud applications leveraging HPC today that have led to incredible accomplishments. HPC in the cloud has enabled research into the effects of Climate Change, helped run scenarios to find cures for [...]

By |April 25, 2019|

TOP500 List Results: InfiniBand Powers World’s Top Three Fastest Supercomputers, RoCE’s Impact Continues to Grow

The 52nd edition of the TOP500 List, a ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers, was released this past November. Once again, the List highlights that InfiniBand is the top choice for the most powerful and advanced supercomputers in the world, including the reigning #1 system - Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Summit. The TOP500 List results not only report that InfiniBand accelerates the top three supercomputers [...]

TOP500 List Results: InfiniBand Powers World’s Fastest Supercomputer, RoCE Gaining Traction

The latest results of the TOP500 List, which ranks the world’s fastest supercomputers, have been released for the first half of 2018. The IBTA is excited to highlight that Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit system, the new most powerful supercomputer in the world, is accelerated by InfiniBand EDR. InfiniBand powers the top three and four of the top five systems. The TOP500 results not only show [...]

2018 Edition of RoCE Deployment Guide Now Available

The IBTA through its RoCE Initiative is proud to announce the second edition of the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) Deployment Guide, a technical resource to supplement the IBTA’s RoCE educational program. The second edition of the RoCE Deployment Guide reflects both a growing industry interest in RoCE technology’s network acceleration capabilities as well as the increasing number of RoCE-capable product offerings to support it. The [...]

Latest InfiniBand and RoCE Developments a Major Focus at the OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop 2018

  The annual OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) Workshop is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those in the OpenFabrics community and advanced networking industry as a whole. Known for being the only event of its kind, the OFA Workshop allows attendees to discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address remaining challenges. The week-long event is made up of sessions covering a wide [...]

Plugfest 32 Pushes the IBTA Compliance and Interoperability Testing Program to New Heights

In October 2017, the IBTA held its 32nd Plugfest at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), resulting in the latest InfiniBand Combined Cable and Device Integrators' List and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) Interoperability List. Our rigorous, independent third-party compliance and interoperability program ensures that each cable and device that is tested successfully meets end user needs and expectations of InfiniBand and RoCE technology. [...]

InfiniBand Leads the TOP500 List, is Preferred Fabric of Leading AI and Deep Learning Systems

  The latest iteration of the bi-annual TOP500 List reveals that InfiniBand not only powers the world’s first and fourth fastest supercomputers, but it is also the preferred interconnect for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning systems. Furthermore, the latest results show InfiniBand continues to be the most used high-speed interconnect in the TOP500, reinforcing its status as the industry’s leading high performance interconnect technology. As [...]

11 Myths about RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)

Remote direct memory access (RDMA) is a well-known technology at the heart of the world’s fastest supercomputers and largest data centers. RDMA first became widely adopted in the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry with InfiniBand, but is now being leveraged by cloud, storage and enterprise Ethernet networks with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). While RoCE technology is in high demand among enterprise networking and storage professionals [...]

New Online RoCE Product Directory Now Available

The RoCE Initiative is excited to announce the launch of the online RoCE Product Directory, the latest technical resource to supplement the IBTA’s RoCE educational program. The new online resource is intended to inform CIOs and enterprise data center architects about their options for deploying RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) technology within their Ethernet infrastructure. The directory is comprised of a growing catalogue of RoCE-enabled solutions [...]

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