OpenFabrics Alliance Launches OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) End User Contest with Cash Prizes for Top Three Entries

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OFA today announced a new contest to look at deployments of its OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED™) open-source software in high-performance networking applications. All end users of OFED are encouraged to enter the “Most Interesting OFED Deployment” contest to be eligible to win cash prizes in the amount of $1,500 (first place), $1,000 (second place), and $500 (third place). The contest runs through April 1, 2011 and winners will be announced on April 4 at the 2011 OpenFabrics Alliance International Workshop in Monterey, CA.

The OFED contest runs through April 1, 2011 and winners will be announced on April 4 at the 2011 OpenFabrics Alliance International Workshop in Monterey, CA.

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA), an open source community delivering powerful I/O solutions, today announced a new contest to look at deployments of its OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED™) open-source software in high-performance networking applications. All end users of OFED are encouraged to enter the “Most Interesting OFED Deployment” contest to be eligible to win cash prizes in the amount of $1,500 (first place), $1,000 (second place), and $500 (third place). The contest runs through April 1, 2011 and winners will be announced on April 4 at the 2011 OpenFabrics Alliance International Workshop in Monterey, CA.

Entry form requests information on how OFED is being used, increasing productivity and providing a return on investment in high performance computing and enterprise data center deployments. Details and contest entry form are available at http://www.openfabrics.org/OFED_contests.

Entries will be judged by a panel of judges selected by the OpenFabrics Alliance Marketing Working Group based on the following criteria:

  •     Completeness of entry form
  •     Evaluation of contestant’s knowledge of and insight into the benefits of OFED
  •     Creativity of deployment and applicability of usage case scenario to other current and potential OFED users.

About OFED
OFED is a downloadable, networking open-source software package that implements Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and kernel bypass mechanisms to deliver high-efficiency computing, wire-speed messaging, ultra-low microsecond latencies and fast I/O for servers, block storage and file systems. OFED downloads are available at openfabrics.org for Linux and Windows through GPL or BSD licensing.

About the OpenFabrics Alliance
The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association that develops, tests, licenses and distributes the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) – cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency and energy-efficient computing. OFED is used in business, research and scientific environments that require fast and efficient networks, storage connectivity and parallel computing. OFED is free and is included in major Linux distributions, as well as Microsoft Windows. In addition to distributing OFED, the OFA conducts interoperability testing to ensure all releases meet multi-vendor enterprise requirements for security, usability and reliability. For more information about the OFA, visit http://www.openfabrics.org.

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