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IBTA Enhances Data Center Performance and Management with New InfiniBand Architecture Specification Releases

By Bill Lee The ever-increasing need for higher performance in the world of supercomputing demands interconnect solutions provide continuously faster speeds, lower latency and advanced telemetry and configuration options. The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA) continues to meet these industry demands by providing enhancements to InfiniBand scalability and optimization. With the public availability of the InfiniBand Architecture Specification Volume 1 Release 1.4 and Volume 2 Release 1.4, [...]

By |April 21, 2020|

Plugfest 36 Continues to Push IBTA Compliance and Interoperability Testing Program to New Heights

By Rupert Dance This past October, the IBTA held Plugfest 36 at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). The products that passed Compliance and Interoperability testing during this plugfest have been published in the latest versions of the InfiniBand Combined Cable and Device Integrators’ List and the RoCE Integrators’ List. These extensive Integrators’ Lists feature detailed testing and product information for end users’ benefit. Our Plugfests [...]

First HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand Products Tested and Verified at IBTA Plugfest 35 – Delivering Unmatched Speeds and Performance Boosts

By Rupert Dance This past April, the IBTA’s Plugfest 35 became the first event to both test and verify HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand products, opening the door for high performance compute (HPC) systems to achieve new levels of speed and performance. This event, held at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), included thorough compliance and interoperability testing of each product. Products that passed these tests [...]

InfiniBand® Accelerates World’s Top Three Supercomputers While HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand Debuts on TOP500 List

By Bill Lee The 53rd edition of the TOP500 List, a ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers, was released this month. The IBTA is excited to share that InfiniBand accelerates the top three supercomputers in the world and six of the top 10 systems. Additionally, HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand, the fastest end to end interconnect technology currently available, has made its debut on the List in four systems – [...]

By |July 1, 2019|

The Most Extensive Integrators’ Lists To-Date Delivers to IT Decision Makers a Comprehensive List of IBTA Compliant and Interoperable Network Products

By Rupert Dance In April 2018, the IBTA’s Plugfest 33 saw the first instance of HDR 200Gb/s copper cables being tested for compliance, paving the way for the rollout of HDR in 2019. As a result of Plugfest 33’s breakthrough compliance testing, the 34th IBTA Plugfest, held at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in October of 2018, was the first event to include [...]

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 [...]

By |December 19, 2018|

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 [...]

By |August 7, 2018|

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 [...]

By |August 2, 2018|

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