The Ethernet Alliance is a consortium of system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology.
The mission of the Ethernet Alliance is to promote industry awareness, acceptance, and advancement of technology and products based on both existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards and their management. The Ethernet Alliance has an extensive library of white papers, presentations and videos. For more information go to www.ethernetalliance.org.
The OpenFabrics Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding and accelerating the adoption of RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) technologies for server and storage connectivity. These high-speed, data-transport technologies are used worldwide in corporate data centers, high-performance computing facilities, research institutes, and industries as diverse as bioinformatics, electronic design, engineering, entertainment and media, financial services, and oil and gas.
The OpenFabrics Alliance is currently developing a unified, open-source software stack for the two major RDMA fabric technologies — InfiniBand and iWARP (also known as RDMA over Ethernet). The Alliance supports both the Linux and Windows operating environments. Alliance members include leading chip manufacturers, database providers, national laboratories, network equipment manufacturers, server and storage providers, software companies, workstation manufacturers, and more.
Blade.org is a collaborative organization and developer community whose goals are to provide leadership to the blade server market, to foster a collaborative community of customers and members to expand the blade ecosystem, and to accelerate the growth and adoption of technologies and solutions in the market.
More information is available at www.blade.org.
Established in 1988, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is a non-profit organization that offers comprehensive interoperability and conformance-based testing through 19 technology-based groups, called consortiums. Test solutions created at the UNH-IOL offer a set of methods to increase interoperability through protocol operations, signaling, point-to-point and multi-system scenarios. The UNH-IOL is the networking industry’s premiere independent proving ground for developing technologies, providing leading-edge facilities and support in objective group tests and technology forums devoted to nearly every facet of networking. For more information, visit the UNH-IOL website at www.iol.unh.edu.
PCI-SIG is the Special Interest Group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and implements new industry-standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications as the industry’s local I/O needs evolve. The PCI Special Interest Group was formed in 1992, and the organization became a nonprofit corporation, officially named “PCI-SIG” in the year 2000. Currently, more than 860 industry-leading companies are active PCI-SIG members worldwide.
Chelsio Communications’ T110 10GbE Protocol Engine has passed PCI-SIG compliance, and Chelsio is a participating member in PCI-SIG.
Since 2005 when Power.org was founded, the organization has leveraged its members’ expertise and commitment to deliver new standards, programs and increased business value to the design engineering community, while growing as an organization. The Power.org ecosystem is an open community comprised of companies that design, develop, build and support wide breadth of Power Architecture expertise and solutions including microprocessors, design tools, hardware vendors, software, OEM and foundries.
Collaborative innovation is the hallmark of the Power.org community. Power Architecture technology offers the broadest market and application coverage of any instruction set architecture available. The technology is behind millions of innovative products, including the world’s fastest supercomputers, leading video game consoles, and electronic systems in most of today’s car models. Every phone call, email and Web page touches hundreds of Power Architecture systems. For information, visit www.power.org.