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 [...]

InfiniBand Volume 1, Release 1.3 – The Industry Sounds Off

2018-03-15T02:08:21+00:00May 14, 2015|

On March 10, 2015, IBTA announced the availability of Release 1.3 of Volume 1 of the InfiniBand Architecture Specification and it's creating a lot of buzz in the industry. IBTA members recognized that as compute clusters and data centers grew larger and more complex, the network equipment architecture would have difficulty keeping [...]

Observations from SC12

2018-03-19T18:38:03+00:00December 3, 2012|

The week of Supercomputing went by quickly and resulted in many interesting discussions around supercomputing and its role in both HPC environments and enterprise data centers. Now that we’re back to work, we’d like to reflect back on the successful supercomputing event. The conference this year saw a huge diversity of attendees [...]

New InfiniBand Architecture Specification Open for Comments

2018-03-19T18:41:21+00:00October 15, 2012|

After an extensive review process, Release 1.3 of Volume 2 of the InfiniBand Architecture Specification has been approved by our Electro-Mechanical Working Group (EWG). The specification is undergoing final review by the full InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) membership and will be available for vendors at Plugfest 22, taking place October 15-26, 2012 [...]

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