Call for Sessions Now Open for OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop 2022

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — November 12, 2021—The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has published a Call for Sessions for its 18th annual OFA Workshop taking place in Columbus, Ohio, March 15-17, 2022. Returning to its traditional in-person format, the Annual 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 OFA Workshop 2022 will focus on the following overarching themes that cover advanced network technology, innovative networking approaches, and the open community:

  • Broader Ecosystem, Community, and Standards
  • Hardware Accelerations and In-Network Compute
  • High-Performance Software
  • Network Protocols and Technology
  • State-of-Practice
  • Other Topics in High-Performance Networking and Computing

The OFA Workshop 2022 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 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. For a list of Workshop topics, session formats and proposal submission instructions, download the official OFA Workshop 2022 Call for Sessions flyer.


The OFA will again offer its members sponsorship opportunities to promote their support for the OFA Workshop 2022. These sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the OFA Workshop 2022 Sponsorships page for more details.

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

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