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 [...]

First HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand Products Tested and Verified at IBTA Plugfest 35 – Delivering Unmatched Speeds and Performance Boosts

2020-05-05T21:38:42+00:00November 25, 2019|

By Rupert Dance This past April, the IBTA’s Plugfest 35 became the first event to both test and verify HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand products, opening the door for high performance compute (HPC) systems to achieve new levels of speed and performance. This event, held at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), [...]

InfiniBand: Protect Your Network Investment with Maximum Performance and Scalability

2019-09-20T20:37:32+00:00September 20, 2019|

By Gilad Shainer, Mellanox Technologies The ever-growing demand for higher performance in the world of supercomputing requires interconnect solutions provide increasingly faster speeds, extreme low latency and continuous additions of smart offloading and acceleration engines. In a parallel computing environment, the interconnect is the computer and the heart of the datacenter. Proprietary [...]

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 [...]

RDMA for the Enterprise: Enabling the Modern Data Center

2019-06-11T18:00:12+00:00May 21, 2019|

By Bill Lee   The IBTA is excited to announce the publication of Enabling the Modern Data Center – RDMA for the Enterprise, a booklet that expands on the application and value of RDMA in data centers serving the enterprise, the cloud, and the World Wide Web. This booklet is a companion [...]

HPC Breaks Through to the Cloud: Why It Matters

2020-01-31T19:03:21+00:00April 25, 2019|

By Scot Schultz High Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud has the potential to improve a wide variety of industries, but this trend is not impressive simply based on its potential—there are already real world cloud applications leveraging HPC today that have led to incredible accomplishments. HPC in the cloud has enabled [...]

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