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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter


ISC’14 Insights Blog
July Member Announcements
Upcoming Annual Members Meeting
Upcoming Industry Events

VMworld 2014
Aug 24 – 28, 2014

Interop New York 2014
Sept 29 – Oct 3, 2014

SuperComputing 2014
Nov 16 – 21, 2014


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

July 2014

ISC’14 Insights Blog

In case you missed it, the IBTA authored a recap blog of ISC’14, which details this year’s event and major InfiniBand announcements from our members. These announcements included Finisar’s Quadwire Active Optical Cable, the InfiniBand’s performance on the TOP500 list, Mellanox’s 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand switch and a collaboration between Applied Micro and Nvidia.

Read more on the IBTA blog.

July Member Announcements

IBM Introduces InfiniBand to SoftLayer

In July, IBTA member IBM announced that its SoftLayer cloud computing service will be aided by InfiniBand networking technology. InfiniBand technology will appeal to IBM’s customers in industries where moving large amounts of data at a high speed is useful -- another example of how using InfiniBand in the cloud can make it more attractive to more users.

To learn more, read the full article here.

Oracle Launches Latest Exadata

IBTA member Oracle announced its latest generation of Exadata database system. Each database server in the system is powered by Intel’s customizable Xeon E7 v2 processor and eight QDR InfiniBand ports. The InfiniBand fabric connects all of the servers and storage, enabling both faster response time for OLTP operations and higher throughput for analytic workloads. Multiple racks can be connected using the integrated InfiniBand fabric to form even larger configurations.

Check out the full article for more information.

Upcoming Annual Members Meeting

The IBTA will host its first annual members meeting in late September. The meeting will take place online via WebEx and will include updates and presentations from each working group chair. Stay tuned to the IBTA website and blog for additional details, which will also be included in next month’s newsletter.

Upcoming Industry Events

VMworld, August 24 – 28, 2014

This five-day conference and exposition in San Francisco, CA is fast approaching and will bring together business and technology professionals, and VMware experts and executives to share success stories and inspire greater achievements in virtualization. The conference will provide hands-on training, panels and break-out sessions for attendees.

IBTA members exhibiting and/or sponsoring VMworld include:

  • Bull
  • Emulex
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Mellanox
  • NetApp
  • Netronome
  • Oracle
  • QLogic
  • Unisys

For additional insights, please visit the VMworld website.

Interop New York, September 29 – October 3, 2014

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

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

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

For more information, reference the Interop New York website.

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