Linux Plumbers Conference 2018: RDMA, the Plumbing Layer and Beyond

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The 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) will be taking place this week, November 13-15, 2018, in Vancouver, Canada. This premier event focuses on providing attendees with three days to work together on core design problems within the “plumbing” of Linux, including kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems and more.

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is a proud sponsor of the 2018 LPC. As an open source-based Alliance, partnering and supporting developer conferences within the open source community is a high priority for the OFA. Keep an eye out for the OFA’s logo on the LPC event shirts and tag @OpenFabrics in pictures showing the logo so we can repost to Twitter!

Additionally, we would like to highlight the RDMA Microconference that will be held during LPC on November 15 starting at 9:00 a.m. This microconference, led by Jason Gunthorpe and Leon Romanovsky of OFA member company Mellanox Technologies, will focus on how the latest trends in cloud computing and storage make RDMA increasingly more important outside of its initial niches, including the clean integration between RDMA and various kernel subsystems. Topics that will be covered during the microconference will include the interaction between RDMA and DAX (direct access for files), how to solve the get_user_pages problem, continuous integration and more.

Be sure to  check out the RDMA Microconference for discussions on the future of RDMA technology. We hope to see you in Vancouver!