Plugfest Details

Dates and Times

Plugfest Setup: Monday, October 21, 2019 (Note: EA Plugfest is the previous week)

  • All cables for testing MUST be shipped to arrive at Software Forge by Friday, September 27, 2019. Please ship devices directly to the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory at the address below.
  • The deadline to register cables and devices is Friday, September 20, 2019.

Testing & Vendor Attendance : October 21 – November 01, 2019

  • October 21 – October 25 – Setup, VNA, Cable Interop, Device testing and ATD
  • October 28 – November 1 – ATD, VNA, Cable Interop, and Device testing

Cable and Device debugging is available in both weeks.

Plugfest Testing Times: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


University of New Hampshire
Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL)
21 Madbury Road, Suite 100
Durham, NH
Telephone: 603-862-0090


All cables and devices must be shipped to Software Forge at

Software Forge, Inc.
2 Greenleaf Woods Drive, Suite #301
Portsmouth, NH
Telephone: 603-319-8486

Delivery of other materials, test equipment, or packages can be accepted at the address below

University of New Hampshire
Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL)
21 Madbury Road, Suite 100
Durham, NH
Telephone: 603-862-0090

Please see UNH-IOL Directions/shipping for more information.


This ten day Plugfest event is open to all interested InfiniBand™ Vendors. A special fee applies to non-IBTA members (see below). This event is conducted for InfiniBand™ device and cable vendors to test their equipment for inclusion in the IBTA Integrators’ List(IL). Only IBTA members may include their products on the list.

Observers are not permitted in the IBTA testing area.

NOTE: For IBTA and/or Compliance and Interoperability Working Group membership information, please contact the Plugfest coordinator –


  1. Vendor attendance fee is $300.00
  2. $50 for each cable and each device tested, provided the cable or device is shipped on or before the shipping deadline
  3. $100 for each cable and device tested if it is received after the shipping deadline
  • For non-IBTA members a one-time fee of $5,000 will be due prior to the Plugfest.
  • Cable and device vendors and attendees will be sent an invoice.
  • The event is hosted by the UNH-IOL.
    • A continental breakfast, full lunch and testing facilities are provided by UNH-IOL
  • Participants are responsible for paying for, and coordinating their own:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Dinner

Travel Details


Two airports provide convenient service to the Durham, NH area.

  1. Boston-Logan International Airport
  2. Manchester, NH Airport

For ease of travel, Manchester Airport is recommended.

Shuttle service can be arranged to and from the airport if a rental car is not desired.

Driving Directions

For those arriving by car, visit the UNH IOL website for directions.

Driving Directions

Free parking is available at the Interoperability Lab.


List of nearby hotels.