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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter
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CONTENTS

IBTA Integrator’s List
Announcing Plugfest 23
Crehan Research Report: Server-Class Networking Bandwidth to Increase Five-Fold in Five Years
Best of Interop 2013 Submission Deadline
 
CALENDAR

IBTA Plugfest #23
Mon, Apr 1, 2013
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February 2013

IBTA Integrator’s List

The IBTA is happy to let you know that the updated Integrator's List is now live. The IBTA Integrators’ List is a compilation of all products that are compliant with the latest InfiniBand™ architecture specification and is designed to support data center managers, CIOs and other IT professionals with planned deployment of InfiniBand solutions.

Published by the IBTA’s Compliance and Interoperability Working Group (CIWG) and updated every year following the IBTA’s biannual InfiniBand™ Compliance and Interoperability Plugfest, the Integrators’ List is an excellent reference for OEMs and end users when deploying InfiniBand-related systems, including both small clusters and large-scale clusters of 1,000 nodes or more.

Plugfest 22, held last October at the UNH-IOL was once again a success, thanks in large part to the vendors who provided testing equipment.

The IBTA wishes to thank Agilent, Anritsu, Molex and Tektronix for providing test equipment for the IBTA Plugfests. Plugfest testing equipment is provided free of charge for the benefit of the InfiniBand community and IBTA Plugfests would not be possible without this equipment.

Announcing Plugfest 23

The IBTA is pleased to announce that Plugfest 23 is now scheduled at the University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), April 1-12, 2013.

Plugfest 23 will provide an opportunity for cable and device vendors to test their products for compliance with the latest InfiniBand™ architecture specification as well as interoperability between all major InfiniBand devices and more than 200 cables. IBTA’s interoperability program also provides resources for end-users who are building InfiniBand clusters, drives adoption of RDMA technology and provides assurance to participating vendors’ customers and end-users.

Vendor devices and cables successfully passing all required Integrator’s List Compliance Tests and Interoperability procedures will be listed on the IBTA Integrators’ List and will be granted the IBTA Integrators' List Logo.

To register for Plugfest 23, or to learn more about other IBTA membership benefits, visit the IBTA website or contact ibta_plugfest@soft-forge.com.

Crehan Research Report: Server-Class Networking Bandwidth to Increase Five-Fold in Five Years

Recently, Crehan Research’s Server-class Adapter & LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM) Long-Range Forecast Report highlighted the expected growth of InfiniBand and the continuing shift from QDR to FDR, which will drive significant bandwidth increases throughout the enterprise data center.

As the below image demonstrates, the bandwidth delivered to servers by InfiniBand will increase significantly through 2017.

If you’re interested in reading the full report, contact info@CrehanResearch.com to learn more.

Best of Interop 2013 Submission Deadline

Interop 2013 is coming up this May 6-10 in Las Vegas, and submissions for the Best of Interop Awards are now open. The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements in specific categories. Awardees represent products that have the most significant technical impact on their segment and are helping to move business technology forward.

Eligible products must have been announced on or after September 1, 2012, available for purchase by September 1, 2012 and must be available for public viewing at Interop 2013 - Las Vegas. As in years previous, industry expert judging teams will choose a winner in 7 major categories:

  • Cloud Computing & Virtualization
  • Data Center & Storage
  • Management & Monitoring
  • Networking
  • Performance Optimization & Testing
  • Security
  • Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support

If you’re interested in submitting for the Best of Interop Awards, submit your company’s
application here.


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