SC05 - Consortium demonstrates long-distance InfiniBand


"The goal of this demonstration is to show that InfiniBand and the OpenIB software can support advanced simulation, computing and visualization across wide-area networks," Bill Boas, vice chairman of OpenIB and a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, said in a statement.

At each endpoint, the InfiniBand protocol was encapsulated over OC-192c Sonet, ATM or 10 Gigabit Ethernet WANs at full InfiniBand data rates. The Naval Research Laboratory initiated and supported early development of this capability, OpenIB said.