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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter


New IBTA Members: Broadcom and Luxshare
August Member Announcements
Upcoming Annual Members Meeting
Upcoming Industry Events

Interop New York 2014
Sept 29 – Oct 3, 2014

Nov 16 – 21, 2014


Check out the latest happenings within the IBTA and InfiniBand community by viewing our blog.

August 2014

New IBTA Members: Broadcom and Luxshare

The IBTA is pleased to welcome new members Broadcom and Luxshare to the organization. Both companies bring invaluable industry knowledge and insights to the association. Broadcom will promote industry adoption of Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) enabled Ethernet networks and help the association in its continued development of the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) specification. Luxshare will work closely with the IBTA in furthering the InfiniBand specification as it pertains to the cable and physical layer.

Read more on the IBTA blog.

August Member Announcements

Cray CS-Storm Packs A Serious GPU Punch

IBTA member Cray has forged a new rack-based variant of its Cluster Solution line, called Storm, that can pack as many as eight Tesla coprocessors from Nvidia into a rack-based server node sporting Xeon E5 processors. The CS-Storm line does not make use of the “Aries” XC interconnect employed by the company’s XC30 high-end massively parallel supercomputers, but is rather using 56Gb/s adapters and switches from IBTA member, Mellanox Technologies, to glue nodes together. This PCI-Express setup will enable faster access to the InfiniBand port. Also, tweaking the Message Passing Interface (MPI) to utilize InfiniBand has enabled the company to run its Cray Compiling Environment on the CS-Storm clusters.

Check out the full article by EnterpriseTech for more information.

Mellanox Announces Collaborative VDI Solution

Last week at VMworld, IBTA member Mellanox Technologies announced a collaborative solution using VMware Virtual SAN, a hyper-converged storage product, Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect and Micron’s solid-state drives (SSDs) that enables a highly efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. The VDI enables a scalable infrastructure that minimizes the cost per virtual desktop user. This helps customers maximize system throughput and cost-efficiency, dramatically improving application performance.

Reference the full announcement for more information.

Upcoming Annual Members Meeting

The IBTA will host its annual members’ meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET. The meeting will take place online via WebEx and will include updates and presentations from each working group chair. If you’re an IBTA member and have yet to receive an invitation, please email us.

Upcoming Industry Events

Interop New York, September 29 – October 3, 2014

Interop New York is a conference and expo series designed to inspire, update and unite the world’s IT community. Interop NY will hold various sessions over three days to highlight the latest advancements in networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers and more.

IBTA members exhibiting at Interop New York include (with booth #s):

  • Anritsu – #431
  • HP – #121
  • Hitachi – #347
  • IBM – TBD

For more information, reference the Interop New York website.

SC14, November 16 – 21, 2014

SC14 is fast approaching and we wanted to offer a quick snapshot of IBTA members who will be exhibiting at the event. Registration and booths are still open, so be sure to sign up on the
website below.

IBTA members exhibiting at SC14 include (with booth #s):

  • 3M – #758
  • AppliedMicro – #1757
  • Bull – #3331
  • ConnPro Industries Inc. – #858
  • Cray – #2339
  • Finisar Corporation – #2421
  • Fujitsu Limited – #3131
  • Hitachi – #2139
  • HP – #1750
  • IBM – #931
  • Intel – #1215, #1315
  • Mellanox Technologies – #2939
  • Microsoft – #1115
  • Molex – #3639
  • NetApp – #521
  • Oracle – #1615
  • Samtec – #956

To register or find more information, visit the SC14 website.

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