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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter


SC14 Upcoming Deadlines
Plugfest 24 & Upcoming Integrators List
OFA International Developer Workshop
Molex uses InfiniBand Interconnect to Power zCD Interconnect System

SuperComputing 2014
Nov 16 – 21, 2014


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January 2014

SC14 Upcoming Deadlines

The annual Supercomputing Conference is taking submissions for the event taking place this November in New Orleans, Louisiana. As those of you who have attended know, this conference brings together the most respected minds in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis to debut the research and innovation that will open the door to new scientific and economic opportunities.

The following deadlines are quickly approaching:

  • February 1, 2014: Submissions open for Student Cluster Competition
  • February 7, 2014: Workshop submissions deadline. Notification as early as May 2014
  • February 14, 2014: Technical Program submissions open (other than Workshops, Tutorials, and Doctoral Showcase)

For more information, visit the SC14 website.

Plugfest 24 & Upcoming Integrators List

Plugfest 24 was held in October in New Hampshire in order to test compliance with InfiniBand architecture specification and interoperability with other InfiniBand products and to debut the IBTA’s newest EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand testing methodology.The upcoming integrators list, which will likely be released in February, will feature vendor devices and cables that successfully passed all required IL Compliance Tests and Interoperability procedures. For more information, please refer to the Plugfest website.

OFA International Developer Workshop

The OFA’s International Developer Workshop will take place in Monterey, CA from March 30 to
April 2, 2014.

This workshop (Sunday evening to Wednesday mid-day) will offer sessions on improving the performance, feature content and structure of the OpenFabrics Software (OFS).

The workshop will also include speaking and panel sessions on major technological trends such as object-based file systems, unstructured data, Flash/SSD storage developments, evolving Multi-Core SoCs and co-processor architectures, 100 Gb/s networks and interconnects, streaming and at-rest analytics.

Early bird registration ends February 15. For more information, check out the OFA International Developer Workshop website.

Molex Uses InfiniBand Interconnect to Power zCD Interconnect System

IBTA member, Molex Corporation recently announced that it will use InfiniBand technology for its compact zCD interconnect system, which will support next generation applications in telecommunications, networking and enterprise computing environments. The zCD interconnect system will transmit 400 Gb/s data rates (25 Gb/s over 16 lanes) with excellent signal integrity, electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection and thermal cooling properties.

This interconnect system addresses the growing demand for high speed applications within the industry and will enable the widespread adoption of 400 Gb/s technology, offering a high-level of integration, performance and long-term reliability for customers.

Read this recent article for more information.

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