Windows HPCS 2008 Infiniband support

Looks like Microsoft HPCS is gaining more momentum in the HPC arena, with Mellanox announcing "its line of 20 and 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters has passed Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing for Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008."

Full story here.

On the OpenFabric front, current verison of WinOF is at 2.0 with support for protocols like IPoIB, SRP, OpenSM and Network Direct. The roadmap for the future releases (copy-paste from here):

WinOF 2.1 scheduled release in June'09; functionality freeze in April'09
\* Connected mode IPoIB (NDIS 5.1)
\* OFED IB verbs API in place.
\* WinVerbs and rdma_cm fully supported.
\* Some OFED IB diagnostics
\* Server 2008 HPC supported via WDM install.
\* IPoIB enhanced error logging to the system event log.

WinOF 2.2 release in Q4'09; freeze Q3'09
\* Connected mode IPoIB based on NDIS 6.0
\* Qlogic HCA driver support.

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