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July 11, 2012
Austin, TX, July 11 -- The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) announces its inaugural “User Day 2012” event to provide an opportunity for users of OpenFabrics Software (OFS) to form a sustaining community, build a network among peers, share expertise and learn from the experiences of OFS users.
The OFA User Day will be held at the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL, August 6-7, and will include user forums that focus on topics such as subnet configuration and management, installing and using OFS, debug tools and tricks, InfiniBand and Ethernet fabrics, traffic engineering and other topics important to the OpenFabrics community.
“There is a quiet revolution in interconnect technology taking place around the world,” said Jim Ryan, chairman of the board, OpenFabrics Alliance. “Applications utilizing RDMA technology are changing the way IT managers and administrators build their networks. To push this revolution forward, users need a forum for common problem solving and the free exchange of ideas to improve what goes into their data center, which is why we’re launching the OFA User Day.”
During OFA User Day, attendees will form a sustaining, interactive community of users and adopters of OFS that can support each other to solve the challenges that arise in the administration of data center fabrics. Additionally, several experts from the OpenFabrics Community will be on hand to lead and participate in the OFA User Day sessions, including:
• Susan Coulter, HPC Infrastructure Admin, Los Alamos National Laboratory
• Rupert Dance, President, Software Forge
• Paul Grun, Chief Scientist, System Fabrics Works
• Ira Weiny, Computer Scientist and Math Programmer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
For more information or to register for the event, click here. Early bird pricing ends July 16.
About the OpenFabrics Alliance
The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is a 501(c) (6) non-profit company that develops, tests, licenses and distributes the OpenFabrics Software (OFS) – multi-platform, high-performance, low-latency and energy-efficient open-source RDMA software. OpenFabrics Software is used in business, operational, research and scientific infrastructures that require fast fabrics/networks, efficient storage and low-latency computing. OFS is free and is included in major Linux distributions, as well as Microsoft Windows Server 2012 beta. In addition to developing and supporting this RDMA software, the Alliance delivers training, workshops and interoperability testing to ensure all releases meet multivendor enterprise requirements for security, reliability and efficiency. For more information about the OFA, visit www.openfabrics.org.
Source: OpenFabrics Alliance
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