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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter


RoCEv2 Announcement
Annual Members Meeting
September Member Announcement
Upcoming Industry Events

Interop New York 2014
Sept 29 – Oct 3, 2014

IBTA Plugfest
October 20 – 31, 2014

Nov 16 – 21, 2014


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

September 2014

RoCEv2 Announcement

The IBTA announced the release of RoCEv2, an extension of the original RoCE specification announced in 2010 that brought the benefits of Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) I/O architecture to Ethernet-based networks. RoCEv2 addresses the needs of today’s evolving enterprise data centers by enabling routing across Layer 3 networks. Extending RoCE to allow Layer 3 routing provides better traffic isolation and enables hyperscale data center deployments. Representatives from at least 10 member companies participated in the development of the specification.

Check out the full press release here and accompanying blog here.

As a precursor to this announcement, the IBTA also published a blog post on recent trends toward RoCE adoption. Read more on the IBTA blog.

Annual Members Meeting

The IBTA hosted its annual members’ meeting on Wednesday, September 17 via WebEx, and provided participants with updates and presentations from the various working groups. Over 20 member companies were represented and presentations were given from the following working groups:

  • Compliance and Interoperability Working Group (CIWG)
  • ElectroMechanical Working Group (EWG)
  • Link Working Group (LWG).
  • Marketing Working Group (MWG)
  • Management Working Group (MgtWG)
  • Software Working Group (SWG)
  • Technical Working Group (TWG)

The webinar was recorded, and both the recording and the presentation used are posted to the Members’ Area on the web site.

September Member Announcement

NetApp Offers Look at Future FlashRays

IBTA member NetApp is starting to ship its FlashRay family of all-flash arrays to selected customers and partners and is looking to ramp up production as quickly as possible in 2015. Flash started coming onto the enterprise storage scene a few years back, just about the time that NetApp acquired the Engenio disk array business from LSI Logic and sold them as the E Series arrays. NetApp continues to launch all-flash variants in this line. The latest model, EF550 links to systems through 40 Gb/s InfiniBand ports as well as other I/O options, and is based on the SANtricity storage operating system, which has features such as snapshotting, thin provisioning, and
remote mirroring.

Read the full EnterpriseTech article to learn more.

Upcoming Industry Events

IBTA Plugfest, October 20 – 31, 2014

This event will provide an opportunity for participants to measure their products for compliance with the InfiniBand™ architecture Specification as well as interoperability with other InfiniBand products.The deadline for cable and device registration is Wednesday, October 1 and the shipping deadline is October 8.

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

SC14, November 16 – 21, 2014

SC14 is fast approaching and we wanted to offer a quick snapshot of IBTA members exhibiting at the event. Registration and booths are still open, with early registration ending on October 15th.

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

  • 3M – #758
  • Applied Micro – #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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