In this video from the OpenFabrics Workshop, presents: Liran Liss from Mellanox presents: InfiniBand Virtualization.
“Infiniband Virtualization allows a single Channel Adapter to present multiple transport endpoints that share the same physical port. To software, these endpoints are exposed as independent Virtual HCAs (VHCAs), and thus may be assigned to different software entities, such as VMs. VHCAs are visible to Subnet Management, and are managed just like physical HCAs. This session provides an overview of the Infiniband Virtualization Annex, which was released on November 2016. We will cover the Virtualization model, management, addressing modes, and discuss deployment considerations.”
Dr. Liran Liss has served as Mellanox’s Distinguished Architect since April 2015 and has led the advanced development and research team since 2011. Prior to 2011, Dr. Liss served as a principal architect for multiple diverse projects within Mellanox. Dr. Liss has co-authored numerous publications, patents, and industry-standard specifications. Dr. Liss joined Mellanox in 2006 as a development lead, supervising various projects. Prior to joining Mellanox, Dr. Liss held development positions at Microsoft Corporation. Dr. Liss holds a Ph.D. degree (with distinction) and B.S.c. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology of Israel.