|[November 13, 2012]
OpenFabrics Alliance Announces OpenFabrics Software Powers 224 Supercomputers in the TOP500
SALT LAKE CITY --(Business Wire)--
The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) today announced 224 TOP500*
supercomputers are using OpenFabrics Software (OFS (News - Alert)) in their high
performance computing (HPC) clusters, including two of the top 10.
Clusters using OFA's OFS driver stacks and application libraries achieve
the highest performance of all clusters using standard interconnects.
According to the recently published list, OFS is present in the
224 clusters, 45% of the TOP500 list
All 10 of the standards-based Petascale systems
86% of the accelerator-based systems
"The results from the TOP500 are a clear indication that OFS adoption
continues to grow and is the leading open source software stack for
running applications over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE," said Jim Ryan,
chairman, OFA. "The success of OFS is due to the hard work of OFA
members and users whose mission is to identify and impement the
highest-performing interconnect in the industry."
OpenFabrics Software delivers remote DMA (RDMA) data transfer and kernel
bypass to improve server efficiency and application performance for
high-performance computing and data center environments running
InfiniBand, iWARP or RoCE. Better application performance delivers a
better return on not just the interconnect investment, but by making
servers more efficient, OFS enables a better return on the entire data
center investment. Additionally, better server and application
performance enables data centers to use fewer servers leading to
increased energy efficiency and reduced power consumption.
For more information, visit https://www.openfabrics.org/resources/ofedrelated-downloads.html.
*The TOP500 list is published twice a year and ranks the most powerful
and advanced supercomputer performance and architectures.
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 (News - Alert)
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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