Call for Sessions and Registration Now Open for OpenFabrics Alliance Virtual Workshop 2021

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — November 17, 2020—The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has published a Call for Sessions for its 17th annual OFA Workshop, taking place virtually March 15-19, 2021. 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 virtual OFA Workshop and to find support opportunities, visit the event website.

The OFA Virtual Workshop 2021 will focus on the following overarching themes that cover advanced network technology, innovative networking approaches, and the open community:

  • Networks and the Convergence of HPC, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Networking Ecosystem and the Community
  • Networking Technology Nuts and Bolts


Call for Sessions:

The OFA Virtual Workshop 2021 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 topics 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.

To submit a speaking proposal, visit

The deadline to submit session proposals is January 22, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. For a list of Workshop topics, session formats and proposal submission instructions, download the official OFA Workshop 2021 Call for Sessions flyer.



Registration is now open for the 2021 OFA Virtual Workshop and is free of charge for all attendees. Register using the links below or visit the Registration page.



Registration Link

Monday, March 15
8:00AM-11:00AM PT

Tuesday, March 16
8:00AM-11:00AM PT

Wednesday, March 17
8:00AM-11:00AM PT

Thursday, March 18
8:00AM-11:00AM PT

Friday, March 19
8:00AM-11:00AM PT


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