To peak your interest, this week the OpenFabrics Alliance announced two new membership levels that will be available beginning April 3, 2011 at the Workshop. The Alliance now has five membership levels – Promoter, Adopter, Supporter, Academic and Individual – and is a growing community of leading chip manufacturers, database providers, national laboratories, network equipment manufacturers, server and storage vendors, ISVs, and end users all actively involved in the development and use of OFED.
“The two new membership levels include:
- OFA Academic Member – designed for academic and research institutions that wish to use OFED, participate in OFA working groups and stay informed about the work of the Alliance. Includes all of the benefits listed for Individual members, and applies to all employees of the organization. Dues are US$2,000 annual membership.
- OFA Individual Member – intended for technical personnel who work for end user organizations and not for those who work for vendors of either hardware or software. Individuals within organizations that use OFED or are thinking about deploying OFED in their working environment will see valuable benefits from this membership level, including: participation in OFA working groups, notification of OFED daily build status, involvement in interoperability events and the development of test suites for OFED, and access to all OFED developer tools and user forums. Dues are US$200 annual membership.”