Welcome!

Server Monitoring Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez, Ken Schwaber

News Feed Item

OpenFabrics Alliance Welcomes Microsoft as Newest Member

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA), an industry consortium that develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance computing, today announced that Microsoft has joined the OFA. Microsoft is joining at the promoter level, which is OFA’s highest membership level and gives Microsoft a seat on the OFA board, full voting rights, membership in all working groups, and the opportunity to influence the long-term evolution of the most widely adopted middleware for high-performance computing, networking and storage.

“I am excited to announce Microsoft as our newest member,” said Jim Ryan, chairman of the OpenFabrics Alliance. “OFA’s momentum is at an all-time high and OpenFabrics Software is receiving tremendous acceptance in the HPC community as evidenced by the fact that six out of every ten new HPC clusters are installed running OpenFabrics. Microsoft customers who combine OpenFabrics Software with Windows HPC Server in InfiniBand or Ethernet environments can benefit from unsurpassed performance and massive scalability for their Windows applications.”

“This move represents a further step in our ongoing commitment to parallel computing and high-performance applications,” said Kyril Faenov, Microsoft’s General Manager of High Performance Computing. “We have been contributing to the OpenFabrics open-source Windows distribution (WinOF) for some time and are now joining the OFA to collaborate even more closely to accelerate WinOF’s adoption and the use of RDMA networking in general. Our customers require increased computing efficiency and shorter time-to-insight, and the use of WinOF drivers with Windows HPC Server’s NetworkDirect RDMA interface is instrumental in meeting those needs.”

The addition of Microsoft has been welcomed by the entire OFA membership. Ian Miller, senior vice president of the productivity solutions group and marketing at Cray (Nasdaq GM: CRAY), said, “We see Windows HPC Server becoming an increasingly important force in high productivity computing. Microsoft’s commitment to enhancing it with the highest-speed interconnects and open-source middleware is an example of Microsoft’s dedication to optimizing application performance and enhancing the competitiveness of its customers. At Cray, we are finding HPC computing paradigms to be increasingly popular across a broad range of market sectors, including aerospace, automotive, digital media, energy, financial services, life sciences, and government and academia.”

At SC09, Microsoft will demonstrate the stability and performance of WinOF drivers for quad data rate (40Gb/s) InfiniBand in its booth (#1135).

About the OpenFabrics Alliance

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is an industry consortium that develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing. OpenFabrics Software is used in business, research and scientific environments that require highly efficient networks, storage connectivity and parallel computing. OpenFabrics Software is included in major Linux distributions and supports Microsoft Windows. In addition to developing software, OFA conducts interoperability testing to ensure its software meets multi-vendor enterprise requirements for usability and reliability. For more information about OFA, visit www.OpenFabrics.org.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...