Plugfest

IBTA is proud to announce the 35th InfiniBand™ and RoCE Plugfest

April 8 – April 19, 2019

University of New Hampshire (UNH) Interoperability Lab (IOL)
Durham, New Hampshire

This page will help you navigate through instructions and documents necessary to participate in the IBTA April 2019 Plugfest.

IBTA Plugfest Summary

This event provides an opportunity for participants to measure their products for compliance with the IBTA specifications and includes both InfiniBand™ and RoCE interoperability testing.

The schedule for Plugfest 35 is as follows:

  • April 8 – April 12 – Setup, VNA, Cable Interop, and Device testing
  • April 15 – April 19 – ATD, VNA, Cable Interop, and Device testing
  • Cable and Device registration deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • Shipping deadlines:
    • Cables and Devices: Friday, March 8, 2019.
    • Test Equipment: Friday, March 15, 2019.

Vendor devices and cables successfully passing all required IL Compliance Tests and Interoperability procedures will be listed on the IBTA Integrators’ List and will be granted the IBTA Integrators’ List Logo.

See IBTA Integrators List Logo Usage Guidelines for more details on the Logo.

Plugfest General Information – Follow this link for information about Plugfest eligibility requirements, cost, travel, lodging, directions, and shipping information.

Required IBTA Integrators’ List Pre-Testing – Follow this link for information pertaining to the required and recommended Plugfest pre-testing of devices and cables.

Additional Plugfest Documents – You can find these documents posted in the Compliance and Interoperability Working Group (CIWG) Documents area on the IBTA website – only available to members of the CIWG.

Need to join an IBTA work group? Please follow the instructions in the document located here.

Questions, comments, or any other information related to the Plugfest, please email: ibta_plugfest@soft-forge.com


All materials provided in this document and on the IBTA Website are provided “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind, including, without limitation, any express or implied warranty of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

In no event shall IBTA or any member of IBTA be liable for any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost profits, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

PlugFest #35 Registration

Please Complete the following 2 steps:

1. Complete the IBTA Participation and Non-Disclosure Agreement if your company has not already completed one. You do not need to complete the NDA if you attended PF33.

Sign and return an electronic version to IBTA. For questions regarding the NDA, email IBTA

2. Complete the Registration Form

For Infiniband Device Vendors – Complete the IB Device Vendor Registration Form

For RoCE Device Vendors – Complete the RoCE Device Vendor Registration Form

  • Vendors of HCAs, TCAs, and/or Switches are required to complete IL Compliance Testing prior to the Plugfest. Follow this link for pre-testing requirements and directions.
  • Please Note: Delivery of device firmware is required one (1) week prior to the Interop Event. Please complete the section to add “firmware filename” to your registration form for each device. This filename should be the same as the firmware that will be placed on the SFI ftp site. Please contact SFI for credentials.

For Cable Vendors – Complete the Cable Vendor Registration Form

For Test Equipment Vendors – Complete the Test Equipment Vendor Registration Form

Return all registration documents by email to: ibta_plugfest@soft-forge.com.

NOTE:  To access all Plugfest #35 related documents, search the folder named: