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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter
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CONTENTS

IBTA Integrators’ List
InfiniBand Fabric Administration Training Courses
Programming with OpenFabrics Software Training Courses
OFA International Developer Workshop
InfiniBand Enables Windows Azure
CALENDAR

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February 2014

IBTA Integrators’ List

The IBTA is pleased to announce that the updated Integrators’ List is now live. This list is a compilation of all products that were tested and passed the Plugfest 24 test suite in October 2013. IBTA’s Plugfest events take place twice per year, during which the IBTA tests compliance with the InfiniBand Architecture specification and interoperability with other InfiniBand products.

Thanks to Agilent Technologies, Anritsu, Molex, Tektronix and Wilder Technologies, the IBTA was able to utilize the latest compliance and interoperability testing capabilities during Plugfest 24. For more information on Plugfest 24 and the updated Integrators’ List, check out the full announcement and blog post.

The IBTA’s next Plugfest will take place from March 31 to April 11. For more information, or to register for Plugfest 25, please visit the IBTA Plugfest website.

InfiniBand Fabric Administration Training Courses

The InfiniBand Fabric Administration will be hosting a two-day training course at the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Lab from March 11 to 12. This course will provide detailed information and hands-on training for managing an InfiniBand Fabric. At the conclusion of this course, a student will have a clear understanding of the key issues surrounding fabric management and administration and will feel comfortable beginning to administer an InfiniBand Fabric. This training is provided by Software Forge using materials licensed by the OFA and developed by Software Forge.

For more information, please refer to the OFA website.

Programming with OpenFabrics Software Training Courses: Writing Application Programs for RDMA Using OFA Software

The Open Fabrics Alliance will be hosting writing applications programs for RDMA using OFA Software from March 13 through 14 at the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Lab.
This two-day course will provide application developers with classroom instruction and hands-on experience coding applications directly to the Verbs API using the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED™) and related software tools. This training is provided by Software Forge using materials licensed by the OFA and developed by Software Forge.

For additional details, check out the OFA website.

OFA International Developer Workshop

The OFA’s International Developer Workshop will take place in Monterey, CA from March 30 to April 2, 2014 and will offer sessions on improving performance, feature content and structure
of the OpenFabrics Software (OFS) along with speaking an panel sessions on major
technological trends.

For more information, check out the OFA International Developer Workshop website.

InfiniBand Enables Windows Azure

A blog post from Mellanox Technologies highlights how InfiniBand is helping to enable the Windows Azure cloud. Windows Azure is a well-known player in the HPC Cloud services space and delivers an HPC solution built on top of Windows Server technology and Microsoft HPC Pack. InfiniBand’s low-latency and high-throughput, including Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) technology, is being used by Windows Azure in order to maximize its cloud computing efficiency.


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