OpenFabrics Alliance to Host Workshop June 22-23, 2006 in Paris; Former OpenIB Alliance to Attract European InfiniBand Users

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2006–The OpenFabrics Alliance (formerly OpenIB Alliance), an industry group that develops open-source software for InfiniBand and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Ethernet technologies (iWARP), today announced an OpenFabrics Workshop in Paris June 22-23, 2006 at Hotel Le Meridien Montparnasse.

The OpenFabrics Workshop invites InfiniBand developers and interested current and potential users from around the world to discuss the future of Grid and High Performance Computing (HPC). The program includes sessions on how to improve server performance and flexibility utilizing InfiniBand and RDMA-based architecture (fabric) solutions in an HPC environment; real world examples of InfiniBand and RDMA architectures; why InfiniBand can outperform Fibre Channel or iSCSI for enterprise storage; and details on the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) and when it will be available in standard Linux distributions, as well as Windows.

The Workshop agenda and further details can be viewed at

To register

Register by June 2 for $395. On June 3 the rate goes up to $450. Register at

About OpenFabrics Alliance

The OpenFabrics Alliance develops transport agnostic open source software for RDMA fabric technologies. Founded in June 2004 as the OpenIB Alliance to develop a Linux-based InfiniBand software stack, the organization expanded its charter to support iWARP (RDMA over Ethernet). The OpenFabrics Alliance provides tools, communications and resources for vendors and developers to create, refine and publish standard open source software stacks for RDMA capable data center fabrics. It is comprised of technology vendors and end-user organizations including: AMD, Appro, Cisco, DataDirect Networks, Dell, Intel, Linux Networx, LSI Logic, Mellanox Technologies, Network Appliance, NetEffect, Oracle, QLogic, Rackable Systems, Silicon Graphics, Inc., SilverStorm Technologies, System Fabric Works, Sun Microsystems, Tyan Computer Corp., Veritas, Voltaire, Xsigo Systems and the following research members: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. More information about the OpenFabrics Alliance is available at

InfiniBand(TM/SM) is a trademark and service mark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.


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