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Tue, Apr 27, 2010

InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA) Announces Release of New Publication; Introduction to InfiniBand™ for End Users Outlines Value Proposition of InfiniBand for High Performance Computing and Enterprise Data Centers

IBTA Also Announces System Fabric Works Has Joined the Steering Committee; IPtronics A/S and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Have Joined IBTA as New Members

INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, NV – April 27, 2010 – The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the InfiniBand™ specification, today announced the release of a new publication, Introduction to InfiniBand™ for End Users: Industry-Standard Value and Performance for High Performance Computing and the Enterprise. Authored by one of the original leading architects of InfiniBand, with contributions from several members of the IBTA's technical working group, the minibook describes the basic concepts behind InfiniBand and the value that InfiniBand delivers to the high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise data center communities.

Topics covered in the minibook include Basic Concepts, InfiniBand for HPC, InfiniBand for the Enterprise, Designing with InfiniBand, InfiniBand Architecture and Features, Achieving an Interoperable Solution, and InfiniBand Performance Capabilities and Examples.

“InfiniBand is often thought of as an HPC/low latency technology, but it is much more than that,” said Paul Grun, chief scientist at System Fabric Works, Inc. and primary author of the book. “The book illustrates how InfiniBand is not only the most effective solution to bandwidth and latency issues, but also how its efficient use of servers and networks solves key issues in the enterprise data center by reducing capital outlay and operating expenses.  And, that it’s surprisingly easy to adopt.”

Introduction to InfiniBand™ for End Users: Industry-Standard Value and Performance for High Performance Computing and the Enterprise is available for immediate download, at no charge, in the Resources section of the IBTA website at

System Fabrics Works Joins IBTA Steering Committee; Two New IBTA Members Announced

The IBTA also announced today that System Fabric Works has joined the steering committee of the organization. System Fabric Works has been an IBTA member for three years; the company specializes in delivering engineering, integration and strategic consulting services to organizations that seek to implement HPC and storage systems and low latency fabrics. IPtronics A/S and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. have also joined the IBTA as new members. More information on joining the IBTA and member benefits is available at

About the InfiniBand® Trade Association
The InfiniBand® Trade Association was founded in 1999 and is chartered with maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification. The IBTA is led by a distinguished steering committee that includes IBM, Intel, Mellanox, Oracle, QLogic, System Fabric Works and Voltaire. Other members of the IBTA represent leading enterprise IT vendors who are actively contributing to the advancement of the InfiniBand specification. The IBTA markets and promotes InfiniBand from an industry perspective through online, marketing and public relations engagements, and unites the industry through IBTA-sponsored technical events and resources. For more information on the IBTA, visit


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