Below is a list of all of the active working groups with links to their work spaces. Go here for complete descriptions and to email the groups’ chairs. You must subscribe to the lists prior to posting to the lists. Please do not post before joining.
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The OFA Board conducts the essential business of the OFA. The Board meets one Thursday a month and the Executive Work Group meets the other Thursdays. OFA public documents such as meeting minutes are stored here, along with folders for specific projects. Anyone can view these documents, but write access is controlled.
The EWG qualifies and tests OpenFabrics Software (OFS) for Linux code prior to distribution and ensures robustness and applicability for commercial usage on popular Linux distributions such as RHEL and SLES. OFS and OFED (OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution) releases and components can be found on the OpenFabrics Software Portal.
The OFIWG is committed to (1) developing, testing, and distributing and extensible, open source framework that provides access to high-performance fabric interfaces and services; and (2) extensible, open source interfaces aligned with ULP and application needs for high-performance fabric services.
The MWG promotes the work of OFA and recruits new members. To view the archives you must be a subscriber.
Inactive Working Groups
Below is a list of the working groups that are currently inactive. Check back frequently for activity status updates.
The OFVWG is committed to enhancing the verbs interface to meet the needs of future systems and applications.
The IWG validates and certifies commercial products that interoperate with OpenFabrics Software. To see a copy of the IWG’s charter, click here. This group requires approval by the chairperson (contact the chairperson). To view the archives you must be a subscriber.
The TAC researches and identifies strategic technology initiatives for the Alliance. Members of this group include senior technologists from OFA member companies. To view the archives you must be a subscriber.
The OFW qualifies and tests OFS for Microsoft Windows code prior to distribution and ensures robustness and applicability for commercial usage. Submissions to the OFS Windows subversion repository (SVN) are through an SVN client, such as Tortoise SVN. You will need an account on the repository; please request it from the working group chairperson.