SCHEDULE: NOV 10-16, 2012
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InfiniBand and High-speed Ethernet for Dummies
SESSION: InfiniBand and High-speed Ethernet for Dummies
EVENT TYPE: Tutorials
TIME: 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Presenter(s):Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, Hari Subramoni
InfiniBand (IB) and High-speed Ethernet (HSE) technologies are generating a lot of excitement towards building next generation High-End Computing (HEC) systems including clusters, datacenters, file systems, storage, and cloud computing (Hadoop, HBase and Memcached) environments. RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (RoCE) technology is also emerging. This tutorial will provide an overview of these emerging technologies, their offered architectural features, their current market standing, and their suitability for designing HEC systems. It will start with a brief background behind IB and HSE. In-depth overview of the architectural features of IB and HSE (including iWARP and RoCE), their similarities and differences, and the associated protocols will be presented. Next, an overview of the emerging OpenFabrics stack which encapsulates IB, HSE and RoCE in a unified manner will be presented. Hardware/software solutions and the market trends behind IB, HSE and RoCE will be highlighted. Finally, sample performance numbers of these technologies and protocols for different environments will be presented.
Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda - Ohio State University
Hari Subramoni - Ohio State University