Infiniband Strikes Back With Help From Linux

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Ethernet has emerged over the last decade as the dominant fabric for networking communication, but it’s not the only one. Infiniband, a technology that offers the promise of lower latency for high speed computing applications is making inroads according to analyst reports and the Infiniband Trade Association (IBTA).

Infiniband is the interconnect used on the world’s most powerful computer today, and has faster standard bandwidth connections than Ethernet, with even faster speeds to come. Yet, Infiniband in many respects is still fighting an uphill battle against Ethernet. It’s a situation the IBTA is aiming to change…