RCE 94: Libfabric

Created on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 13:26
Written by Brock Palen
Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Sean Hefty about Libfabric a software implementation of Open Fabrics Interfaces (OFI). Libfabric is designed to minimize the impedance mismatch between applications, including middleware such as MPI, SHMEM, and PGAS, and fabric communication hardware. Its interfaces target high-bandwidth, low-latency NICs, with a goal to scale to tens of thousands of nodes.

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Sean has been working on high-performance network software since the late 90s. He participated in the development of the original InfiniBand specification and has been an active member of OpenFabrics since its inception. He is a sub-maintainer of the Linux RDMA software tree, and is the major contributor to the RDMA CM, IB ACM, and rsockets. His current focus is on the design and development of libfabrics.