OpenFabrics Alliance

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) develops transport agnostic open source software for RDMA fabric technologies. Founded in June 2004 as the OpenIB Alliance to develop a Linux-based InfiniBand software stack, the organization has expanded its charter to support iWARP (RDMA over Ethernet). The OpenFabrics Alliance provides tools, communications and resources for vendors and developers to create, refine and publish standard open source software stacks for RDMA capable data center fabrics.

System Fabric Works hosts a cross reference of the OpenFabrics Alliance OFED Infiniband software stack.

InfiniBand Trade Association

Founded in 1999, the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) is comprised of leading enterprise IT vendors including Agilent, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, SilverStorm, Intel, Mellanox, Network Appliance, Oracle, Sun, Topspin and Voltaire. The organization completed its first specification in October 2000.

All major system vendors have announced InfiniBand products and hundreds of products have completed interoperability testing and are commercially available.

Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance mission is to promote industry awareness, acceptance, and advancement of technology and products based on both existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards and their management.

HPC Advisory Council

The HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. 

                                            USA/Stamford Conference - February 7-8, 2013
                                            Swiss Conference - March 13-15, 2013
                                            Europe Conference - June 16, 2013
                                            Spain Conference - September 2013
                                            China Conference - October 2013