[openfabrics-ewg] [Openib-promoters] Microsoft chooses not to be on Agenda at Dev. Summit
todd.matters at qlogic.com
Thu Nov 9 13:14:36 PST 2006
Jim, there's been quite a bit of work going on in Windows. First, MS is
working with us on WHQL. And SilverStorm is shipping the standard
Windows OF stack to customers. Frankly, most of the OF community has
ignored Windows. Clearly Windows is behind Linux from an IB market
share perspective. But it's unfair to throw stones from a perspective
Asaf, you've made the assertion that Voltaire has invested more
resources in Windows than SS. While I probably should not reply I will.
SS has contributed many labor years of effort to Windows OF. In general
we continue to have 3 fulltime people on Windows OF (and 4 fulltime
people on Linux.) I can't say whether or not Voltaire has contributed
more; however, from my perspective, if Voltaire has invested a great
deal in Windows it hasn't been contributed because I certainly don't see
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[mailto:openib-promoters-bounces at openib.org] On Behalf Of Ryan, Jim
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 11:57 AM
To: Bill Boas; Asaf Somekh; Johann George; David Ford; Jamie Riotto;
Cc: Open Fabrics; openib-promoters at openib.org
Subject: Re: [Openib-promoters] Microsoft chooses not to be on Agenda at
Bill, thanks for raising the question. I'm a little confused by what's
happening from the earlier initiative shown by SilverStorm in developing
and then "controlling" the Windows stack, through some of their
initiatives around version control and so on. It's not clear that's
continuing on, or that it's been handed off to someone
I'm afraid working with MSFT will be frustrating. They don't seem to
want to work with us on WHQL certification, and as you know they have
their plan for iWARP support, so we'll never have something in the
Windows arena that will works as seamlessly as what we envision for
My recommendation is to continue the work we've started recently with
SDP and make it clear we'd like to engage more broadly, because we do.
An IBA solution that leaves out Windows isn't nearly as appealing as one
that includes it
I'm certainly open to other ideas
From: Bill Boas [mailto:bboas at systemfabricworks.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 8:43 AM
To: 'Asaf Somekh'; Ryan, Jim; 'Johann George'; 'David Ford'; Jamie
Riotto; 'Thad Omura'
Cc: 'Open Fabrics'; openib-promoters at openib.org
Subject: Microsoft chooses not to be on Agenda at Dev. Summit
Microsoft has withdrawn their "talk" on the basis it's a primarily Linux
agenda and attendees will not be that interested. They are saying they
have an observer present.
OF Windows seems to be somewhat in a hiatus? As an Alliance we should
out what we want to do about it?
One approach might be to form a small group to work out an approach to
Microsoft to try to form a tighter collaboration between the Alliance,
se, and Microsoft as an alternative to each of the IB h/w vendors
separately with them, as it appears is now the way it is going??
Microsoft has repeated their strong interest in working with the
but there so far the evidence of that work is where????
VP, Business Development | System Fabric Works
bboas at systemfabricworks.com | 510-375-8840
From: Asaf Somekh [mailto:asafs at voltaire.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 2:13 AM
To: Jeff Squyres; Bill Boas
Cc: Open Fabrics
Subject: RE: [openfabrics-ewg] Results of agenda teleconf
Inserted Or and Yaron instead of Voltaire TBDs.
As for the Windows session - I believe we should have it even if
Microsoft doesn't show up. There are issues that we need to discuss
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[mailto:openfabrics-ewg-bounces at openib.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Squyres
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 8:58 PM
To: Bill Boas
Cc: 'Open Fabrics'
Subject: Re: [openfabrics-ewg] Results of agenda teleconf
On Nov 7, 2006, at 11:45 AM, Bill Boas wrote:
> Because I requested it for the many people interested in the agenda
> that do not wish to find or use the Developers wiki.
I've addressed these points in prior e-mails, so clearly the
information is not being received somehow. None of us have any more
time before SC to continue this debate. I'll happy continue to
discuss this over food and beverage while at SC.
So -- see you all at SC! :-)
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