Past Events

Past Events

November 17, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.
Supercomputing Conference 2015
Austin, TX

Join the IBTA at SC15 as it hosts a Birds of a Feather session focused on “The Challenge of A Billion Billion Calculations per Second: InfiniBand Roadmap Shows the Future of the High Performance Standard Interconnect for Exascale Programs”. This session will share the InfiniBand Roadmap, the latest additions to it with the goal of enabling data center managers and architects, system administrators and developers to prepare to deploy the next generation of the specification targeting 200 Gb/s, as well as competitive analysis to other interconnect technologies.

Panelists include:

  • Pavan Balaji, Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Bob Ciotti, Chief Architect/Supercomputing Systems Lead, NASA
  • Gilad Shainer, VP Marketing, Mellanox Technologies
  • Ola Tørudbakken, Architect, Oracle

Session to be moderated by IBTA Marketing Working Group Co-Chairs Brandon Hoff and Bill Lee.

November 15 – November 20, 2015
Austin, TX

SC15 brings together the international supercomputing community—an unparalleled ensemble of scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and developers—for an exceptional program of technical papers, informative tutorials, timely research posters and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions.

Exhibiting IBTA members include:

  • 3M (#2710)
  • Bull SAS (#2131)
  • Cisco (#588)
  • Cray, Inc. (#1833)
  • Finisar Corporation (#2018)
  • Fujitsu Limited (#1827)
  • Hewlett-Packard (#603)
  • Hitachi (#1227)
  • IBM (#522)
  • Intel Corporation (#1333, #1533)
  • Lenovo Group LTD (#1509)
  • Mellanox Technologies, Inc. (#613)
  • Microsoft (#1319)
  • Molex Inc. (#268)
  • NetApp (#1537)
  • Oracle (#1327)
  • Samtec (#1943)


October 12 - October 23, 2015
Durham, NH

September  21 – September 24, 2015
Santa Clara, CA

Learn about leading storage development topics including File Systems, Software Defined Storage, SMB, Security, Performance and more. Be sure to check out IBTA’s session on “Nonvolatile Memory (NVM), Four Trends in the Modern Data Center, and the Implications for the Design of Next Generation Distributed Storage Platforms”. For more details, view the session overview.

Event sponsors/partners include the following IBTA members:

  • HP
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • NetApp

August 18-20, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Moscone Center

August 11-13, 2015
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA

October 20-31, 2014
Durham, NH


Annual Members Meeting – presentation and recording of the meeting can be found in the Members Area

March 31 - April 11, 2014
Durham, NH

November 17-21, 2013
Denver, CO


October 7-18, 2013
Durham, NH


October 14-18, 2013
Durham, NH

April 21-23, 2013
Monterey, California

April 18-19, 2013
Monterey, California

April 1-12, 2013
Durham, New Hampshire

November 10-16, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT

October 15-19, 2012
Durham, New Hampshire

August 6-7, 2012
Argonne National Labs, Lemont, IL

University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL)

Date: May 22-23, 2012

April 16 - 20, 2012

Monterey, California
March 25 – 28, 2012

Friday, December 9, 11 am ET/ 8 am PT

November 12-18, Seattle, WA
IBTA will be in booth #6006


Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

QSFP cables have been used for InfiniBand connectivity for over 2 years, allowing users of the technology to build up an experience base of what works and what has caused trouble.  QLogic has tested many different cables from many different vendors and has developed a list of ‘user-side’ implementation issues seen.  With an increase in new cable vendors implementing QSFP-based cables, there is often a recurrence of past mistakes made by previous vendors.  This presentation will go through some of the common mistakes seen in QSFP cables, covering both mechanical plug issues as well as memory map and I2C errors.


  • October 31 - November 4, 2011
  • Testing will be conducted at UNH-IOL
  • Testing will include both cable and device testing for SDR - FDR products
  • Contact for more information


Friday, September 23, 11 am ET/ 8 am PT


June 19-23, Hamburg, Germany


University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL), April 11-15, 2011

University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL), April 4-8, 2011

Monterey, CA, April 3-6, 2011

University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL)
Date: March 16-17, 2011
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm


Jan 19-20, 2011 Training courses offered by the OpenFabrics Alliance provide an introduction to, as well as hands-on experience with, OFED and related software tools.

Hamburg, Germany
May 31 – June 3, 2010

University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab
Durham, New Hampshire

Sonoma, California
March 14-19, 2010

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
November 14-20, 2009

October 12-16, 2009
University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab
Durham, New Hampshire

June 23-26, 2009
Hamburg, Germany

May 17-21, 2009
Las Vegas, NV

April 20-24, 2009
University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab
Durham, New Hampshire

April 19-21, 2009
Las Vegas, NV
Booth #315

April 6-9, 2009
Orlando, FL
Booth #803

The Lodge at Sonoma
Sonoma, CA

October 13-16, 2008
Dallas, TX
Booth #1603

September 22-26, 2008
University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab
Durham, New Hampshire

September 15, 2008
Las Vegas, NV

May 12-14, 2008
Tucscon, AZ
Booth #511

April 7-10, 2008
Orlando, FL
Booth #911

March 10-14, 2008
University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab
Durham, New Hampshire