Use Case 3: Proof-of-Concept Using the Gen-Z Fabric

The Gen-Z Consortium, the OpenFabrics Alliance, the DMTF, and the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA)  demonstrated key features of Sunfish and in-band Gen-Z fabric management at the SC21 Supercomputing Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Further advancements will be demonstrated at the OpenFabrics Alliance 2023 Workshop.

The purpose of the proof-of-concept is to allow a user to use a Gen-Z fabric and assemble combinations of Fabric Attached Memory.  Sunfish provides means for clients to interact with the fabric.  The clients consist of a User, a Fabric Attached Memory Manager, and a Composition Manager, as shown in the figure below.