The OpenFabrics Alliance has announced dates for the 2012 OFA International Workshop: March 25-28, 2012 in Monterey, CA. The multi-day event will be focused on the strategic opportunities for the OFA and development efforts around OFED, and will include an assessment of the state of the Alliance, industry expert opinions and direction and breakout sessions from leading solution providers and OEMs discussing customer requirements and deployments.
At the 2011 OFA Workshop, it was evident that there are tremendous growth opportunities available for OFED – and OFA member companies ready to tackle the development efforts,” said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research. “We look forward to reconnecting with everyone at the 2012 event. Our research studies continue to show a reliance on mixed interconnect environments that blend standards with performance, which matches well with the capabilities OFED is targeting.” OFED is being utilized in the majority (>60 percent) of the top 100 systems in the recently announced TOP500 list. OFED helps RDMA-based networks provide computing efficiencies as high as 96 percent and latencies as low as 1 microsecond, and supports speeds up to 56Gb/s for InfiniBand and 40Gb/s for Ethernet. OFED also reduces data center power consumption up to 50 percent.
Early bird registration for the 2012 workshop will open this fall. Read the Full Story.