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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter


Member Announcements
InfiniBand in the News
Upcoming Tradeshows

IBTA Plugfest #27
April 13 – 24, 2015


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

March 2015

Member Announcements

Mellanox Demonstrates Next-Gen 100Gb/s LinkX Cables & Silicon Photonics Transceivers

This month, Mellanox introduced three new LinkX 100Gb/s cable solutions. Mellanox demoed its latest 100Gb/s platform consisting of Switch-IB, ConnectX-4 and LinkX at this year’s OFC event. The Switch-IB 36-port 100Gb/s InfiniBand is a high performance, dense end-to-end platform; delivering 7.2 Tb/s of aggregate throughput in a 1U.

Read the full article on insideHPC for more information.

InfiniBand in the News

InfiniBand Trade Association Announces New Release of Its Volume 1
Architectural Specification.

On March 10, the IBTA debuted Release 1.3 of its Volume 1 Specification. The updated release includes several improvements to scalability and management, offering deeper visibility into switch hierarchy and improved diagnostic mechanisms. The announcement was covered by several industry publications, including Tom’s IT Pro, The Register and insideHPC.

To read more, visit the InfiniBand in the News page.

IBTA Publishes Updated Integrators’ List & Announces Plugfest #27

Earlier this month, the IBTA published its October 2014 Combined Cable and Device Integrators’ List featuring results from last fall’s IBTA Plugfest #26. The list is a compilation of products that have been tested and accepted by the IBTA as compliant with the InfiniBand architecture specification. Additionally, the blog highlights Plugfest #27, taking place April 13 – 24, 2015 at the University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory in Durham, N.H.

Reference the IBTA blog for more information.

Upcoming Tradeshows

Ethernet Technology Summit, April 14 – 16, 2015

The Ethernet Technology Summit gathers the industry’s leading experts to discuss advancements in Ethernet applications and technology. The IBTA will be represented by Mellanox’s Diego Crupnicoff, who will be giving a presentation on RoCEv2 and the IBTA organization. Diego’s presentation will be during Forum 1B.

Members exhibiting (with booth #s):

  • Cisco - 201–203
  • Mellanox - 304
  • QLogic - 300–302

Visit the website to register or learn more about the event.

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.

Members exhibiting (with booth #s)

  • Cisco - 1327
  • HP - 1527
  • Netronome - 1267
  • QLogic - 2055
  • Unisys - 1467

To register or learn more, visit the event website.

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