InfiniBand Roadmap

InfiniBand® Roadmap

The IBTA‘s InfiniBand™ roadmap is continuously developed as a collaborative effort from the various IBTA working groups. Members of the IBTA working groups include leading enterprise IT vendors who are actively contributing to the advancement of InfiniBand. The roadmap details 1x, 4x, and 12x port widths with bandwidths reaching 300Gb/s data rate EDR this year and 600Gb/s data rate HDR in 2017. The roadmap was developed to keep the rate of performance increase in line with systems-level performance increases.

For with a stake in the interconnect business, the roadmap provides a vendor-neutral outline for the progression of InfiniBand so that they may plan their product development accordingly. For enterprise and high-performance computing end users, the roadmap provides specific milestones around expected improvements to ensure their InfiniBand investment is protected.



SDR - Single Data Rate
DDR - Double Data Rate
QDR - Quad Data Rate
FDR - Fourteen Data Rate
EDR - Enhanced Data Rate
HDR - High Data Rate
NDR - Next Data Rate