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Tue, Aug 25, 2015

InfiniBand Trade Association Publishes Results from First RDMA over Converged Ethernet Plugfest

RoCE Interoperability Highlights Member Companiesí Interoperable Products

BEAVERTON, Ore.—August 25, 2015—The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA) today announced the completion of the first Plugfest for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) solutions and the publication of the RoCE Interoperability List on the IBTA website. Fifteen member companies participated, bringing their RoCE adapters, cables and switches for testing to the event. Products that successfully passed the testing have been added to the RoCE Interoperability List.  

“The inclusion of RoCE interoperability testing as part of IBTA’s rigorous Plugfest events is a boon to the industry as we see RoCE gaining traction in enterprise-level data centers,” said Rupert Dance, chair of IBTA’s Compliance and Interoperability Workgroup. “System integrators want to be able to select products that meet their needs from a robust ecosystem, and interoperability testing helps provide assurance that those products will work together. The publication of the RoCE Interoperability List provides a critical resource in the advancement of this ecosystem.”

IBTA launched the RoCE Initiative earlier this year to further the advancement of the RoCE ecosystem and promote RoCE awareness. The initiative provides CIOs, enterprise data center architects and solutions engineers with education materials and resources to help them achieve improved application performance and data center efficiency. The RoCE Initiative website will also include a database of RoCE products that pass interoperability testing.

The next RoCE Interoperability event will be held as part of IBTA’s Plugfest 28, taking place October 12-23 at the University of New Hampshire. For more information or to register, visit the IBTA Plugfest page.
 
About the InfiniBand® Trade Association
The InfiniBand® Trade Association was founded in 1999 and is chartered with maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand and the RoCE specifications. The IBTA is led by a distinguished steering committee that includes Avago Technologies, Cray, HP, IBM, Intel, Mellanox Technologies, Microsoft, Oracle, and QLogic. Other members of the IBTA represent leading enterprise IT vendors who are actively contributing to the advancement of the InfiniBand and RoCE specifications. The IBTA markets and promotes InfiniBand and RoCE 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 www.infinibandta.org.
   
About the RoCE Initiative
The RoCE Initiative promotes RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) awareness, technical education and reference solutions for high performance Ethernet topologies in traditional and cloud-based data centers. Leading RoCE technology providers are contributing to the Initiative through the delivery of case studies and white papers, as well as sponsorship of webinars and other events. For more information, visit www.RoCEInitiative.org.

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