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Big Data and the Need for Speed

“CGRB server room” by Shawn O’Neil is licensed under CC BY 2.0 We are living in an age of unprecedented data growth and the rate at which this data is being created is only accelerating. Multimedia creation – images, videos and music – from both personal and professional sources is one significant driver of this trend. In 2014, YouTube revealed that about 300 hours of video [...]

Plugfest 28 Results Highlight Expanding InfiniBand EDR 100 Gb/s & RoCE Ecosystems

We are excited to announce the availability of our latest InfiniBand Integrators’ List and RoCE Interoperability List. The two lists make up the backbone of our Integrators’ Program and are designed to support data center managers, CIOs and other IT decision makers with their planned InfiniBand and RoCE deployments for enterprise and high performance computing systems. To keep data up to date and as useful as possible, both documents are [...]

Dive into RoCE – Visit the RoCE Initiative’s Resource Library

The RoCE Initiative is committed to increasing RDMA awareness among system architects and IT managers that design, deploy and operate Ethernet-based data centers. A pillar of our educational program is the Resource Library, which contains a growing list of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) whitepapers as well as a glossary of relevant industry terms associated with the technology. Experts from InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) member companies generously provided materials [...]

RDMA Interconnects Paving the Way for NVMe over Fabrics Technology

NVM Express (NVMe) technology is quickly being recognized as an innovative, high performance interface for solid-state drives (SSDs) as well as newer persistent memory solutions. NVM Express, Inc.developed the standard to define a new storage interface protocol that optimized non-volatile memory storage system performance, namely in PCIe-based SSDs. At its core, NVMe helps eliminate the data throughput and latency bottlenecks within local storage systems caused by traditional [...]

IBTA Wants You – Guide the Future of InfiniBand, RoCE and Performance-Driven Data Centers

Bill Lee, IBTA Marketing Work Group Co-Chair For any organization, the New Year provides a great opportunity to reflect on the past and set a healthier course for the future. Companies can take a variety of internal actions to prepare for impeding market changes, but rarely do they have the power to influence the course of an entire industry on their own. For those devoted to [...]

Software-based RoCE, A New Way to Experience RDMA

There are two industry trends that we need to keep an eye on. First, the demand for faster data transfers continues to grow, and second, more reliance is being placed on cloud storage. Data center architects are constantly looking for ways to innovate and to implement solutions that address both of these trends. Serving as the counterpart to hardware-based RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) solutions is [...]

Interoperable RoCE: Plugfest 28 on the Horizon

At the end of the day, it should just work. However, for unfamiliar technologies it helps to have proof. That’s why the InfiniBand Trade Association has put together one of the most comprehensive and rigorous compliance & interoperability programs in the industry to show that RoCE does, in fact, just work. At the heart of the program is our twice-a-year Plugfest program, held each April and [...]

RoCE Initiative: What the Industry is Saying

Last month, the InfiniBand Trade Association launched the RoCE Initiative to advance the RoCE ecosystem by driving adoption of RDMA over Converged Ethernet. We met with leading press and analysts to introduce them to the new Initiative and to share details about our plans to provide educational resources through white papers, case studies and training webinars. Here’s a look at what they had to say about [...]

IBTA Launches the RoCE Initiative: Industry Ecosystem to Drive Adoption of RDMA over Converged Ethernet

At IBTA, we are pleased to announce the launch of the RoCE Initiative, a new effort to highlight the many benefits of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and to facilitate the technology’s adoption in the enterprise data centers. With the rise of server virtualization and big data analytics, data center architects are demanding innovative ways to improve overall network performance and to accelerate applications without breaking [...]

RoCE Benefits on Full Display at Ignite 2015

On May 4-8, IT professionals and enterprise developers gathered in Chicago for the 2015 Microsoft Ignite conference. Attendees were given a first-hand glimpse at the future of a variety of Microsoft business solutions through a number of sessions, presentations and workshops. Of particular note were two demonstrations of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) technology and the resulting benefits for Windows Server 2016. In both demos, [...]

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