The IBTA Integrators’ List for Plugfest 18 is now available online: www.infinibandta.org/integratorslist. The number of products on the Integrators’ List has steadily increased and now includes 21 devices, 209 DDR cables and 174 QDR cables. We had 19 vendors attend the October 2010 event.
IBTA Plugfests provide an opportunity for InfiniBand device and cable vendors to test their products for compliance with the InfiniBand architecture specification, as well as interoperability with other InfiniBand products. Successfully passing the compliance requirements permits a product to be placed on the Integrators’ List. Both the cables and devices were put through exhaustive Interoperability testing using the Open MPI test suite.
The IBTA Plugfest events and the resulting Integrators’ List helps the IBTA identify and address problems with the specification, helps vendors identify areas for potential product updates, and aims to improve the overall end user experience with InfiniBand-related products. All of this paves the way for the IBTA and its members to confidently move forward to higher speeds, greater bandwidth and lower latencies in new products.
Coming soon: Plugfest 19, April 4-8, 2011
Please note that dates for IBTA Plugfest 19 have been set: April 4-8, 2011 at UNH-IOL. Plugfest 19 will include the first alpha testing of FDR cables and devices which are designed to run at 14 Gb/s per lane. We are also working to define a complete test suite to validate the specifications for both FDR and EDR data rates (see the IBTA Roadmap for more details). Visit the Plugfest web pages for more information and to register.
Congratulations to all of the Plugfest 18 participants!
Co-chair, IBTA’s Compliance and Interoperability Working Group