OFA Interoperability Events

Mark Your Calendar: May 1st - May 5th, 2017

The OpenFabrics Alliance presents the next OFA Interoperability Validation at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in 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 Enterprise Distribution software stack. This is the 20th OFA group test event since these biannual sessions started in 2006.

An Exceptional Environment

  • Testing Cluster - The testing cluster at the UNH-IOL has 39 servers that are running  Scientific Linux 7.3. 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, typically gen2, you are asked to provide your desired system.

  • OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) - Version 4.8

Event Information and Registration Process

This Interoperability Validation comprises two parts:

  1. 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".
  2. 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.

Eligibility

This Interop event is open only to current OFA members. To become a member contact OFA Administration (membership@openfabrics.org) or visit the OFA Website.

Cost

There are two options for participation in this event.

  1. Membership in the OpenFabrics Interoperability Logo Group (OFILG) - This group affords the benefits of:
  2. 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 or ofalab@iol.unh.edu for most current information regarding OFILG Membership fees. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals. Restaurants are available a short walk away.

Registration

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.)

Non-disclosure Agreement

Accommodations

For local accommodations please visit the UNH-IOL lodging page.

Travel Details

Airports: Two airports provide convenient service to the Durham, NH area.

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.

Shipping

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
Attn: OFILG
21 Madbury Rd., Suite 100
Durham NH, 03824

See the UNH-IOL shipping page for more details.