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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter


InfiniBand in the News
Member Announcements
Ethernet Technology Summit – RoCE Presentation Recap
IBTA RoCE Initiative
Upcoming Tradeshows
Member PR Opportunities

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

April 2015

InfiniBand in the News

InfiniBand Too Quick for Ethernet to Kill

Try as it may, Ethernet cannot kill InfiniBand. For the foreseeable future, the very high-end of the server, storage, and database cluster spaces will need a network interconnect that can deliver the same or better bandwidth at lower latency than can Ethernet gear. That latter bit is the important part, and it is what is driving InfiniBand forward to 100 Gb/sec speeds now and 200 Gb/sec speeds a few years hence.

Read the full article on The Platform.

Member Announcements

Next-Generation Secure ATCA Ecosystem Announced By Mercury Systems

Earlier this month, Mercury Systems, Inc., announced the next-generation of the secure AdvancedTCA™ (ATCA) server-class compute modules to complement their innovative Ensemble® portfolio of interoperable building blocks, taking embedded secure cloud processing to the tactical edge. The first versions of Mercury's secure ATCA processing building blocks include the Ensemble HDS8613 dual Intel® Xeon® server-class processor blade and the Ensemble SFM8104 40Gb/s Ethernet/InfiniBand switch. Mercury’s secure ATCA Ensemble portfolio leverages the best commercial technology from the industrial base to support the U.S. Department of Defense's Better Buying Power requirements for modular open system architectures, affordability and exportability.

Read the full release on their website for more details.

Mangstor and Mellanox Demonstrate All-Flash SSD Storage Array Achieving 10GB/s using NVMe over Fabrics

At the Ethernet Technology Summit, Mangstor and Mellanox Technology demonstrated their next generation of NVM Express™ shared storage solutions. The NMX-Series All-Flash-Array products build on Mangstor’s leading performance MX6300 SSDs, combined with Mellanox's industry leading line of ConnectX® VPI adapters with support for InfiniBand and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), providing over 10GB/s bandwidth at latencies comparable to local server based NVMe devices.

Reference the full announcement for more information.

Ethernet Technology Summit – RoCE Presentation Recap

Earlier this month at the Ethernet Technology Summit 2015, IBTA’s Diego Crupnicoff, co-chair of the Technical Working Group, shared his RoCE expertise with attendees with a presentation on “Accelerating Data Movement with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)”. The session focused on the ever-growing complexity, bandwidth requirements and services of data centers and how RoCE can address the challenges that emerge from new enterprise data center initiatives.

Read a presentation overview and access the slides on the IBTA blog.

IBTA RoCE Initiative

IBTA is working on a new initiative to further promote and educate the enterprise data community on the benefits of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). If you’re interested in learning more about this initiative and how your company can contribute to its success, contact

Keep an eye out for future RoCE initiative updates!

Upcoming Tradeshows

Interop Las Vegas, April 27 – May 1, 2015

Interop Las Vegas is the only independent IT industry event dedicated to providing technology professionals the unbiased information they need to thrive as new technologies transform the enterprise today. The robust conference and keynote programs present top business technology leaders who will provide insight into the future of technology and the outlook for the IT industry, bringing passion and definition around what it means to be in IT.

Exhibiting members include the following:

  • Cisco – #1327
  • HP – #1527
  • Netronome – #1267
  • QLogic – #2055
  • Unisys – #1467

For more information, visit the event website.

Microsoft Ignite, May 4 – 8, 2015

Microsoft Ignite is for IT professionals and decision makers seeking insights on key technology trends in the industry, hands-on experience to enhance their tech skills and innovative ways to maximize application development.

Members exhibiting:

  • Cisco – #122
  • Intel – #338
  • HP – #601
  • NetApp – #606

For more information, visit the event website.

OpenStack Summit, May 18 – 22, 2015

The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. It’s a unique opportunity for the developers and users of OpenStack software to meet and exchange ideas. Hundreds of the core developers will be on site to discuss all the things OpenStack. The summit includes in-depth technical discussions, hands-on workshops and networking with almost every player in the OpenStack Ecosystems.

For more information, visit the event website.

Member PR Opportunities

Looking to increase awareness for your company’s InfiniBand solutions and support for IBTA? Lori Mesecke and Joe Balich with IBTA PR can provide you with PR resources to promote your upcoming announcements and events. Contact IBTA PR to learn more about:

  • Securing an IBTA quote for your upcoming press release
  • Promoting your news and upcoming events through IBTA’s newsletter, blog and social media channels
  • Contributing guest columns to IBTA’s blog
  • Speaking on behalf of IBTA at an industry event

Call for presentations are now open for the Storage Developer Conference with proposals due May 11. Contact IBTA PR at if you’d like to partner on developing a speaker abstract about InfiniBand and/or RDMA at this event.

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