2013 IBUG Workshop

The OFA User Day Workshop held on April 18-19, offered a 2-day workshop with sessions related to understanding, implementing and administering OpenFabrics Software and the underlying hardware. This unique event brought together OpenFabrics Software (OFS) users and provided them with a setting to talk with each other about the challenges, and different opportunities in using OFS.

Susan Coulter, HPC Network Administrator at Los Alamos National Laboratory, spear-headed this year's event and brought together an impressive line-up of speakers that included, Dave McMillen, Storage Architect at Cray, Inc., Blake Caldwell, HPC Systems Administrator with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and, Florent Parent, Director of Operations, Site de l'Université Laval, Calcul Québec, as well as, other past participants and OFS design experts.

Download all the presentations.


Thursday April 18th

Welcome / Opening Remarks
Susan Coulter, LANL

RDMA Architectural presentation
Rupert Dance, Software Forge
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

RDMA Programming Concepts 
Dr. Bob Russell, UNH-IOL
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fabric Administration training classes, opportunities
Rupert Dance, Software Forge
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

OFILG - OFA Interop Program
Edward Mossman, UNH-IOL
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

iWARP - RDMA over Ethernet
Tom Reu, Chelsio

Friday, April 19th

Storage Area Networks
Blake Caldwell, ORNL
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Jeff Becker,NASA
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Storage at a Distance
Jason Hick, NERSC
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Performance Metrics/Testing
Susan Coulter, LANL
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Practical Monitoring
Susan Coulter, Blake Caldwell, DOE
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SM/SA Functionality
Hal Rosenstock, Mellanox
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Routing verification tools - ibdmchk, ibsim, etc.
Dave McMillen, Cray
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

DHCP/PXE Boot over IB
Florent Parent, Calcul Quebec
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Sockets over RDMA - Rsockets
Sean Hefty, Intel
3:00 - 3:20 p.m.

Sockets over RDMA - EXS
Dr. Bob Russell, UNH-IOL
3:20 - 3:40 p.m.

Sockets over RDMA - SMC-r
Jerry Stevens, IBM
3:40 - 4:00 p.m.

IB Multicast - uses, IPoIB arp
Dave McMillen, Cray
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Big Data
Eyal Gutkind, Mellanox
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Partitions - what applications need partitions
Dave McMillen, Cray
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Cloud and OFS
Narayan Desai, ANL
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.