Mark Your Calendar: October 31 - November 4, 2016
The OpenFabrics Alliance presents the next OFA Interoperability Validation at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) Durham, New Hampshire.
Building cooperation within the InfiniBand®, iWARP, and RoCE communities, the OpenFabrics Alliance brings you this interoperability session, focusing on industry-wide interoperability using the OpenFabrics Alliance Software Stack. This is the eighteenth OFA group test event since these biannual sessions started in 2006.
An Exceptional Environment
Testing Cluster - The testing cluster at the UNH-IOL has 38 servers that will be running a 7.2 version of Scientific Linux. Other operating systems can be installed by request.
Note: Each technology will have a subset of the available systems. Each vendor is allocated an equal share of the systems. If your system requires a specific PCIe generation beyond what is available, you are asked to provide your desired system.
- OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) - Version 4.8
Test Plan - OFA-IWG Interoperability Test Plan Release - 2.05 (or newer)
Within the test plan there are three groups of test cases:
- Ethernet-Specific (includes both iWARP and RoCE)
- Logo Program - OFA-UNH-IOL Logo Program
Event Information and Registration Process
This Interoperability Validation comprises two parts:
- Interop Debug Event - Registered vendors attend this event on the dates mentioned above and work together to resolve interoperability issues. The version of OFED used can be a "release candidate".
- Interop GA Event - Vendors do not attend this event, which occurs several weeks after the Debug Event. The UNH-IOL alone performs official Logo testing using the "General Availability" (GA) version of OFED.
There are two options for participation in this event.
- Membership in the OpenFabrics Interoperability Logo Group (OFILG) - This group affords the benefits of:
- Participation in the OpenFabrics Interoperability Logo Program
- Semiannual interoperability events
- Full access to the OFA testing services at the UNH-IOL
- OFA members who do not wish to become OFILG members may pay a one-time fee of $7,000 for participation in this event plus a per device fee. This option does not include the other benefits listed above. This fee can be applied within 60 days retroactively to OFILG membership.
Please contact the OFA Interoperability Working Group Chair for most current information regarding OFILG Membership fees. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals. A cafeteria is available on-site. Restaurants are available a short drive away.
All participants must register for this event. Check eligibility and cost above.
To register, complete the following documents.
Registration Form (This tells us which personnel will attend and which devices are to be tested.)
- Please complete the OFA Event Registration Form.
- OFILG Members
- Non-OFILG Members
- Guest Non-disclosure Agreement (and general participation agreement). Sign this document and fax it to the UNH-IOL at 603-862-4181.
For local accommodations please visit the UNH-IOL lodging page.
Airports: Two airports provide convenient service to the Durham, NH area.
- Manchester, NH Airport (MHT) is an hour's drive from Durham.
- Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS) is an hour-and-a-half drive from Durham.
Shuttle Service can be arranged to and from the airport if a rental car is not desired.
Driving Directions: See the UNH-IOL directions page.
Free parking is available at the InterOperability Lab.
To allow time for installation and other preparation, please ensure that the devices you want tested arrive at the UNH-IOL by a week before the event. The shipping address is:UNH-IOL
21 Madbury Rd., Suite 100 Durham NH, 03824
See the UNH-IOL shipping page for more details.