Call for Sessions Now Open for OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop 2024

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — February 21, 2024 —The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has published a Call for Sessions for its annual OFA Workshop taking place in Austin, Texas, April 22-23, 2024. 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, visit the event website.

The OFA Workshop 2024 is coming up fast, taking place in Austin, Texas on April 22-23, 2024. We encourage attendees to confirm their travel arrangements as soon as possible. Registration will open soon.

The OFA Workshop 2024 will focus on the following overarching themes that cover advanced network technology, innovative networking approaches, and the open community:

  • Network Protocols and Technology
    • L2-L4 Protocols 
    • Congestion Control         
    • Virtual Subnet Management       
  • High-Performance Software
    • RDMA subsystem (kernel/userspace)      
    • Kernel/OS-bypass communication            
    • Zero-copy techniques    
    • Low-level networking APIs           
    • New Language Bindings
    • MPI, PGAS, other HPC programming models        
    • Other ULPs         
  • Hardware Acceleration and In-network Compute
    • GPU, FPGA, Other accelerators  
    • Switch-based compute and RDMA            
    • P2P communication       
    • Compute APIs pertaining to networking 
  • Broader Ecosystem, Community, and Standards
    • SNIA
    • Ultra Ethernet Consortium          
    • DMTF   
    • PCIe      
    • CXL        
    • FSDP     
    • NVMe  
  • State-of-Practice
    • Cloud provider  
    • Hyperscaler        
    • Academia           
    • Research lab      
  • Composable Infrastructure
    • Composable infrastructure implemented with RDMA
    • CXL Switching    
    • CXL memory technologies            
    • Other composable technologies
  • AI and ML
    • Machine Learning framework optimizations         
    • Collective communication            
    • Impact of data/model parallelism techniques on networking
  • Other topics

The OFA Workshop 2024 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

Proposals must be received by March 14, 2024, 5:00 PM PST. The Technical Program Committee (TPC) will respond to proposals by April 1, 2024.

More information about the OFA Workshop 2024 taking place in Austin, Texas, April 22-23, 2024, will be announced soon.

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

Liz Nardozza