InfiniBand - Programming


InfiniBand has no standard programming API within the specification. The standard only lists a set of "verbs" — functions that must exist. The syntax of these functions is left to the vendors. The de facto standard to date has been the syntax developed by the OpenFabrics Alliance, which was adopted by most of the InfiniBand vendors, for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and MS Windows. The InfiniBand software stack developed by OpenFabrics Alliance is released as "OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED)", under a choice of two licenses GPL2 or BSD license for Linux and FreeBSD, and as "WinOF" under a choice of BSD license for Windows.

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