IBTA Enhances Data Center Performance and Management with New InfiniBand Architecture Specification Releases

2020-05-05T21:37:12+00:00April 21, 2020|

By Bill Lee The ever-increasing need for higher performance in the world of supercomputing demands interconnect solutions provide continuously faster speeds, lower latency and advanced telemetry and configuration options. The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA) continues to meet these industry demands by providing enhancements to InfiniBand scalability and optimization. With the public availability [...]

IBTA Enhances Data Center Performance and Management with New InfiniBand Architecture Specification Releases

2020-04-24T19:49:14+00:00April 21, 2020|

InfiniBand Architecture Specification Volume 1 Release 1.4 Includes Faster Network Signaling Rate, New Telemetry and Configuration Capabilities and an Integration of the RoCE and Virtualization Annexes   BEAVERTON, Ore. – April 21, 2020 – The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, today announced [...]

Plugfest 36 Continues to Push IBTA Compliance and Interoperability Testing Program to New Heights

2020-05-05T21:38:00+00:00March 25, 2020|

By Rupert Dance This past October, the IBTA held Plugfest 36 at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). The products that passed Compliance and Interoperability testing during this plugfest have been published in the latest versions of the InfiniBand Combined Cable and Device Integrators’ List and the RoCE Integrators’ List. These extensive [...]

TOP500 List Results: HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand Continues to See Major Growth

2019-12-12T16:25:05+00:00December 11, 2019|

By Bill Lee The 54th edition of the TOP500 List, a ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers, was released this November, showcasing InfiniBand’s ever-growing presence on the List. The IBTA is pleased to share that HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand is now accelerating 31 percent of new InfiniBand-based systems on the List, including the [...]

The IBTA Celebrates 20 Years of Growth and Industry Success

2019-08-27T15:37:21+00:00August 27, 2019|

By Bill Lee In August 1999, the InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA) was formed by a group of industry leaders with a plan to develop the InfiniBand architecture, providing a RDMA fabric with high-performance, scalability and programmability to interconnect data centers across the world. In 2015, following the success of InfiniBand, the IBTA [...]

The Most Extensive Integrators’ Lists To-Date Delivers to IT Decision Makers a Comprehensive List of IBTA Compliant and Interoperable Network Products

2020-05-05T21:39:40+00:00June 12, 2019|

By Rupert Dance In April 2018, the IBTA’s Plugfest 33 saw the first instance of HDR 200Gb/s copper cables being tested for compliance, paving the way for the rollout of HDR in 2019. As a result of Plugfest 33’s breakthrough compliance testing, the 34th IBTA Plugfest, held at the University of New [...]

New InfiniBand Specification Updates Expand Interoperability, Flexibility, and Virtualization Support

2018-03-19T17:21:03+00:00November 29, 2016|

Performance demands continue to evolve in High Performance Computing (HPC) and enterprise cloud networks, increasing the need for enhancements to InfiniBand capabilities, support features, and overall interoperability. To address this need, the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) is announcing the public availability of two new InfiniBand Architecture Specification updates - the Volume 2 [...]

OpenFabrics Software Users and Developers Receive InfiniBand Virtualization Update at the 2016 OFA Workshop

2018-03-15T01:17:31+00:00April 26, 2016|

The InfiniBand architecture is a proven network interconnect standard that provides benefits for bandwidth, efficiency and latency, while also boasting an extensive roadmap of future performance increases. Initially adopted by the High Performance Computing industry, a growing number of enterprise data centers are demanding the performance capabilities that InfiniBand has to offer. [...]

Plugfest #29 Registration Now Open, Next Integrators’ List on the Horizon

2018-03-15T01:27:20+00:00February 24, 2016|

Registration is now open for the 29th InfiniBand Compliance and Interoperability Plugfest! Join us April 4-15, 2016, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Interoperability Lab (IOL) where InfiniBand and RoCE vendors will gather to measure their products for compliance with the InfiniBand architecture specification. Also, participants will have the opportunity to [...]

InfiniBand Roadmap – Charting Speeds for Future Needs

2018-10-02T21:26:30+00:00December 14, 2015|

(Editor's Note: The InfiniBand Roadmap has since been updated.) Defining the InfiniBand ecosystem to accommodate future performance increases is similar to city planners preparing for urban growth. Both require a collaborative effort between experts and the community for whom they serve. The High Performance Computing (HPC) community continues to call for faster [...]

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