Founded in 1999, the InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA) is chartered with maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand™ Architecture specification defining hardware transport protocols sufficient to support both reliable messaging (send/receive) and memory manipulation semantics (e.g. remote DMA) without software intervention in the data movement path. These transport protocols are defined to run over Ethernet (RoCE) as well as InfiniBand fabrics. The IBTA is led by a distinguished steering committee that includes Broadcom, Cray Inc., HPE, IBM, Intel, Mellanox Technologies, Microsoft, Oracle and QLogic. IBTA members represent leading enterprise IT vendors that are actively contributing to the advancement of the InfiniBand specification.
The IBTA conducts compliance and interoperability testing of commercial InfiniBand and RoCE products and has successfully added hundreds of products to its Integrators’ List Program.
The organization unites the industry through IBTA-sponsored technical events and resources, and actively promotes InfiniBand and RoCE from a vendor-neutral perspective through online communications, marketing and public relations engagements.