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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|

New RoCE Interoperability List Features Higher Test Speeds, Additional Vendors

It’s that time again! Having finalized the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) test results from Plugfest 29, the IBTA is pleased to announce the availability of the new RoCE Interoperability List. Designed to support data center managers, CIOs and other IT decision makers with their planned RoCE deployments for enterprise and high performance computing, the latest edition features a growing number of cable and equipment vendors and [...]

Incorporate Networking into Hyperconverged Integrated Systems to Gain a Market Advantage

The concept of hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) emerged as data centers considered new ways to increase resource utilization by reducing infrastructure inefficiencies and complexities. HCIS is primarily a software-defined platform that integrates compute, storage, networking resources. The HCIS market is expected to grow 79 percent to reach almost $2 billion this year, driving it into mainstream use in the next five years, according to Gartner. Since this market [...]

By | August 22, 2016|

Dive into RDMA’s Impact on NVMe Devices at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit

Next week, storage experts will gather at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in Santa Clara, CA, to discuss the current state of flash memory applications and how these technologies are enabling new designs for many products in the consumer and enterprise markets. This year’s program will include three days packed with sessions, tutorials and forums on a variety of flash storage trends, including new architectures, [...]

By | August 5, 2016|

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