Call for Sessions and Registration Now Open for 15th Annual OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — November 8, 2018—The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has published a Call for Sessions for its 15th annual OFA Workshop, taking place March 19-21, 2019, in Austin, TX. The OFA Workshop is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics and create applications that rely on fabrics. It is the only event of its kind where fabric developers and users can discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address problems that exist today. For more information about the OFA Workshop and to find support opportunities, visit the event website.

The 2019 OFA Workshop will focus on the following overarching themes:

Administration, Management
and Deployment

  • Fabric technology
  • Traffic policy, engineering & control
  • Diverse fabrics
The OFA and the Open Community

  • OSs and I/O subsystem support
  • Security, namespaces
  • File systems, protocols, DAX

  • Goals
  • Objective
  • Methods
Remote Persistent Memory

  • Programming interfaces
  • Protocols
  • Devices


Call for Sessions:

The OFA Workshop 2019 Call for Sessions encourages industry experts and thought leaders to help shape this year’s discussions by presenting or leading discussions on critical high performance networking issues. Session proposals are being solicited in any area related to high performance networks and networking software, with a special emphasis on the themes for this year’s Workshop. In keeping with the Workshop’s emphasis on collaboration, proposals for Birds of a Feather sessions and panels are particularly encouraged.

The deadline to submit session proposals is January 18, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. PST. For a list of Workshop themes, session formats and proposal submission instructions, download the official OFA Workshop 2019 Call for Sessions flyer.



Early bird registration is now open for all participants of the OFA Workshop 2019. For more information on event registration and lodging, visit the OFA Workshop 2019 Registration webpage.

Dates: March 19-21, 2019

Location: Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin

Registration Site:

Registration Fee: $695 (Early Bird to February 26, 2019), $815 (Regular)

Lodging: OFA has reserved a limited number of sleeping rooms at the Sheraton Austin Hotel Capitol and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum. Reservations must be made by Monday, February 25, 2019.


About the OpenFabrics Alliance
The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is a 501(c) (6) non-profit company that develops, tests, supports and distributes through open source Advanced Network Software – a suite of high performance APIs and associated software for current and future HPC, cloud, and enterprise data centers. Advanced Network Software is used by business, scientific research, and cloud applications that require fast fabrics, efficient storage and low-latency computing.  ANS is open source technology and is included in major Linux distributions and other leading operating systems. The OFA supports ANS through an annual workshop devoted to high performance networking, and offers interoperability testing to ensure interoperability between ANS and vendor-provided solutions. For more information about the OFA, visit