Live from the show floor with the InfiniBand Trade Association

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During SC09 week I grabbed some time at the end of a day to sit down with Bryan Sparks and Jim Ryan in their capacities as members of the InfiniBand Trade Association (they both have day jobs; Brian is with Mellanox and Jim works for Intel). During our conversation we touched on the IBTA’s ten-year anniversary and the evolution of InfiniBand from fringe technology to stalwart of the Top500 list. Along the way we touch on some of the drivers of that adoption, the close connections of IB to PCI-e, the relationship between the The OpenFabrics Alliance and the IBTA, and how a book may hold the secret to breaking IB out of its HPC stronghold and into broader IT adoption.

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