Each year the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) hosts an annual workshop devoted to advancing the state of the art in networking. “One secret to the enduring success of the workshop is the OFA’s emphasis on hosting an interactive, community-driven event. To continue that trend, we are once again reaching out to the community to create a rich program that addresses topics important to the networking industry. We’re looking for proposals for workshop sessions.”
The OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop 2017 has issued their Call for Sessions. The event will take place March 27-31, 2017 in Austin, Texas. “An ongoing collaboration between OpenFabrics Software (OFS) producers and users is necessary to address difficult network challenges. The 13th Annual OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) Workshop is a key industry event encouraging a dialogue that is geared toward strengthening high-performance networks end-to-end and represents a joint effort among open source networking community members.”
The 2016 OpenFabrics Workshop has extended the dealing for its Call for Sessions to Feb. 1, 2016. The event takes place April 4-8, 2016 in Monterey, California. “The Workshop is the premier event for collaboration between OpenFabrics Software (OFS) producers and those whose systems and applications depend on the technology. Every year, the workshop generates lively exchanges among Alliance members, developers and users who all share a vested interest in high performance networks.”
In this video from the 2015 OFS Workshop, Liran Liss from Mellanox presents: RDMA Container Support.
Soft-RoCE is the software implementation of the RoCE standard and compatible with any standard Ethernet networks.
“The Cray XC series DataWarp applications I/O accelerator technology delivers a balanced and cohesive system architecture from compute to storage. It allocates storage dynamically in either private (dedicated) or shared modes. Storage performance quality of service can be provided to individual applications, based on the user’s policies. While leveraging Cray’s proven domain expertise in storage, the DataWarp accelerator can be used as a global storage cache for parallel file systems (PFS) such as Lustre, General Parallel File System (GPFS) and PanFS.”
In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Dave Dunning from Intel presents: Fabrics – Why We Love Them and Why We Hate Them.
In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Parav Pandit from Emulex presents: Virtual RDMA Devices.
In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Rick O’Connor from Rapid I/O presents: Rapid I/O Update.
The main motivation for Multipath RDMA is to support three types of features: Failovers and High Availability Support, Bandwidth Aggregation, and L3 datacenter support.