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OpenFabrics Alliance Announces 2013 User Day Workshop, April 18-19 in Monterey, California

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) announces the second OFA User Day Workshop in its ongoing effort to provide opportunities 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 Workshop will be held at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, California, April 18-19, and will include user forums that focus on understanding, implementing and administering OFS and the underlying hardware. The OFS user-based community drives the technical content of the workshop, and users discuss a broad range of topics, such as subnet management, debug and monitoring tools (including routing verification), RDMA over InfiniBand and Ethernet, and other topics vital to the OpenFabrics community.

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.

“Last year’s OFA User Day Workshop helped to create a very promising user-grown OFS community,” said Susan Coulter, HPC Network Administrator at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “During the workshop, the interactive community of users and adopters of OFS support each other to solve the challenges that arise in the administration of their high-speed fabrics.”

Registration and Lodging Information

Early bird registration is available until midnight March 15 at $295 per person (plus a $9.95 online service fee). After March 15, registration is $395 per person (plus a $9.95 online service fee). Lodging for the workshop is provided by Monterey Marriott. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

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.

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