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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 [...]

By | May 31, 2018|

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 [...]

By | December 7, 2017|

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 [...]

By | September 21, 2017|

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 [...]

By | May 24, 2017|

IBTA to Feature Optimized Testing, Debugging Procedures Onsite at Plugfest 31

The IBTA boasts one of the industry’s top compliance and interoperability programs, which provides device and cable vendors the opportunity to test their products for compliance with the InfiniBand architecture specification as well as interoperability with other InfiniBand and RoCE products. The IBTA Integrators’ List program produces two lists, the InfiniBand Integrators’ List and the RoCE Interoperability List, which are updated twice a year following bi-annual [...]

InfiniBand and RoCE to Make Their Mark at OFA Workshop 2017

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) workshop is an annual event devoted to advancing the state of the art in networking. The workshop is known for showcasing a broad range of topics all related to network technology and deployment through an interactive, community-driven event. The comprehensive event includes a rich program made up of more than 50 sessions covering a variety of critical networking topics, which range from [...]

By | March 16, 2017|

The Advantages of RoCE for Next Generation Data Centers

Processing massive amounts of data in real time for demanding applications – such as big data analytics, cloud transactions and IoT – continues to be a challenge for the IT industry. High speed networks at 25, 50, and 100 Gb/s, combined with the rise of faster SSDs and new non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies have addressed performance bottlenecks at the I/O level but have also resulted in [...]

By | January 26, 2017|

New Demartek Technical Guide to Help IT Professionals Deploy RoCE in 2017

As the industry jumps into the New Year, IT departments everywhere will be searching for innovative solutions to process the growing complexity of increasingly larger data sets. Many IT managers will be tasked with accelerating the performance of their data centers and doing so under tighter budgets, which makes the challenge even more difficult. Fortunately, network protocols such as RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) have emerged [...]

By | January 4, 2017|

Breaking Through the New Storage Bottleneck

The transition from Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) to Solid State Drives (SSDs) is one of the most significant storage trends occurring in the industry today. This major shift is happening for two important reasons: Even though HDD-based systems have lower upfront costs, the inevitable breakdown due their moving parts (motors, heads, etc.) results in higher Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Although SSD deployments are initially more [...]

By | November 30, 2016|

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