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OpenFabrics Alliance Announces Dates for International Developer Workshop: April 21-24, 2013

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) today announced it will host its annual International Developer Workshop on April 21-24 in Monterey, CA. The multi-day workshop includes sessions that will focus on the development and improvement of OpenFabrics Software (OFS) as well as keynote and panel discussions on major developments in RDMA.

The workshop is open to developers, technologists, supporters, end-users and business professionals who want to provide collaborative input into the future direction and mechanics of OFS. Non-OFA members are welcome to attend. This year’s topics include aspects of scalable architectures, storage and storage at a distance, enterprise and cloud infrastructures, and Big Data acceleration. Benefits of participating in the International Developer Workshop include:

  • Attend thought-provoking, technical sessions on RDMA fabrics
  • Learn about OFS successes to date and evolution for the future
  • Meet and network with other industry leaders including architects, chief technologists, end-users
  • Hear about new transport initiatives for RDMA
  • Learn how to adopt RDMA in your environment

The workshop kicks off Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a keynote, immediately followed by a reception at the Monterey Marriott. Workshop sessions begin Monday, April 22 at 8:00 am. The complete agenda will be posted on the OpenFabrics web site.

Registration and Lodging Information

Early bird registration is available until midnight March 15 at $495 per person (plus a $9.95 online service fee). After March 16, registration is $595 per person (plus a $9.95 online service fee). Lodging for the workshop is provided by Monterey Marriott. Click here for registration and accommodations support.

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. 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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