“For now, InfiniBand and its vendor community, notably Mellanox appear to have the upper hand from a performance and market presence perspective, but with Intel entering the HPI market, and new server architectures based on ARM and Power making a new claim on high performance servers, it is clear that a new industry phase is beginning. A healthy war chest combined with a well-executed strategy can certainly influence a successful outcome.”
Registration is now open for 11th annual International OFS Developers’ Workshop and the 2015 OFS User Group (formerly known as IBUG) Workshop. Both events are being held the week of March 15, 2015, at the Marriott Hotel in Monterey, California.
In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres host Sean Hefty from Intel for a discussion about Libfabric, a software implementation of Open Fabrics Interfaces (OFI).
Today the Open Fabrics Alliance announced that Thomas Sterling from Indiana University will keynote the 2014 OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop.
Jeff Squyres from Cisco describes the proposed successor to the Linux verbs API that is designed to better serve the needs of MPI. “It’s not libibverbs 2.0 — it’s a new API that aims to both expand the scope of what libibverbs did, and also to address many of its much-criticized shortcomings.”
In this slidecast, Bill Lee from the InfiniBand Trade Association and Rupert Dance from the Open Fabrics Alliance provide an update on InfiniBand and RDMA from their joint booth at SC13.