Data center architects running RDMA applications on an Ethernet infrastructure can expect to see application performance and efficiency improvements that come from the offloading of data movement and the higher availability of CPU resources to the application. Higher server productivity reduces the need for additional servers creating cost and power savings.
RoCE adopters can make use of RDMA’s capabilities without leaving the familiar transport and network management system of Ethernet. In this way, adopters are able to upgrade their application performance without investing in alternative switching interconnect technologies.
For additional information on RoCE, visit the RoCE Initiative website.