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IBTA Releases Most Extensive Integrators’ Lists To-Date

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The
InfiniBand® Trade Association
 (IBTA), a global organization
dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand and RDMA over
Converged Ethernet (RoCE) specifications, has published an updated InfiniBand
Combined Cable and Device Integrators’ List
 and RoCE
Integrators’ List.
Held at the University of New Hampshire
Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), IBTA Plugfest 34 included the
introduction of compliance testing for RoCE-enabled products, resulting
in the first ever RoCE Integrators’ List. Additionally, Plugfest 34 was
the first event to include new test equipment that will enable the
testing of HDR 200Gb/s speeds at future IBTA plugfests.

Key highlights from Plugfest 34 include:

Improved InfiniBand and RoCE Integrators’ Lists

  • The new InfiniBand Integrators’ List now specifies which tests were
    performed on each product, the operating systems used and all the
    protocols that were tested during the Plugfest Event. This provides
    end users with much more detailed information about the procedures
    used to validate the products included on the IBTA Integrators’ List.
  • The updated RoCE Integrators’ List includes a new format with more
    information, enhanced imagery and a formal introduction of compliance
    testing which verifies that the product conforms to the IBTA RoCE
    Specification. Products must pass both Compliance and Interoperability
    testing in order to be included on the IBTA Integrators’ List.

New Test Equipment

  • New test equipment from Anritsu and Keysight along with updated
    application software used during Plugfest 34 enabled and supported the
    development of new tests for InfiniBand HDR Cables and Devices running
    at speeds of 200Gb/s.

“The IBTA has the most rigorous Compliance and interoperability program
in the industry. This ensures that RDMA products meet the expectations
and needs of companies, governments, universities, High Performance
Computing systems and Enterprise Data Centers that deploy our RDMA
technologies,” said Rupert Dance, Chair of the IBTA Compliance and
Interoperability Working Group (CIWG). “Independent third-party testing
of Compliance to the specifications and Interoperability between vendor
products is essential to the success of all InfiniBand and RoCE
deployments.”

The IBTA Plugfest provides an exclusive opportunity for members to
measure their products for compliance with the IBTA specifications and
includes both InfiniBand and RoCE interoperability testing. This
bi-annual event implements a rigorous process for quality assurance
testing, providing valuable benefits to all end users deploying
RDMA-based fabrics. Countless customers consider these results when
determining which products to use when designing or upgrading their
systems.

Vendors that contributed test equipment to IBTA Plugfest 34 include Ace
Unitech, Anritsu, Keysight Technologies, Molex, Software Forge and
Wilder Technologies.

Members that participated in Plugfest 34 include BizLink, Broadcom,
Finisar Corporation, Foxconn, Fujitsu Limited, Mellanox Technologies,
Molex, NetApp, QLogic (Marvell), TE Connectivity and Volex.

The following resources provide additional information about the IBTA
Integrators’ List Program
:

Thanks to the new test equipment brought to Plugfest 34, test procedures
were developed that will be used to test HDR products at future IBTA
Plugfests. Further information is available on the Plugfest
page
.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming an IBTA member, visit the Membership
Information page
.

About the InfiniBand® Trade Association

The InfiniBand® Trade Association was founded in 1999 and is chartered
with maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand and the RoCE
specifications. The IBTA is led by a distinguished steering committee
that includes Broadcom, HPE, IBM, Intel Corporation, Mellanox
Technologies, Microsoft and QLogic. Other members of the IBTA represent
leading enterprise IT vendors who are actively contributing to the
advancement of the InfiniBand and RoCE specifications. The IBTA markets
and promotes InfiniBand and RoCE from an industry perspective through
online, marketing and public relations engagements, and unites the
industry through IBTA-sponsored technical events and resources. For more
information on the IBTA, visit www.infinibandta.org.

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.