IBTA Plugfest 28 Results Highlight Expanded Ecosystem of InfiniBand EDR 100 Gb/s and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)

BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand™ specification, today announced the availability of its October 2015 InfiniBand Combined Cable and Device Integrators' List and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) Interoperability List. Last October, Plugfest 28 attendees tested a variety of InfiniBand devices, including Host Channel Adapters (HCAs), switches, SCSI Remote Protocol (SRP) targets and cables. Of particular note, there was an increase in EDR 100 Gb/s InfiniBand products compared to Plugfest 27. This trend underscores the continued industry demand for InfiniBand-based systems capable of higher bandwidth and faster performance.

Additionally, Plugfest 28 featured the second RoCE interoperability event, with eight member companies submitting RoCE solutions for testing. Products that underwent interoperability testing included 10, 25 and 40 GbE RNICs, switches and SFP+, SFP28 and QSFP cables. RoCE interoperability testing provides system deployers with additional tools to accelerate performance of their Ethernet-based data centers through a proven RDMA technology.