Paul Grun named as OpenFabrics Alliance vice chair

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has announced the appointment of Paul Grun as the new vice chair of the organisation.

Representing Cray, Grun has more than 30 years’ experience in server I/O including work on both large-scale storage systems and the development of high-performance networks. His career began with a focus on storage for large mainframe systems including design and deployment of early generation RAID systems. In 1996, Grun had a prominent role in the development of modern RDMA (remote direct memory access) technology, and he currently holds patents related to novel applications of RDMA technology.

Further achievements include his contributions to the creation of the InfiniBand architecture as one of Intel’s representatives to the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), as well as his later role of chair of the IBTA’s technical working group. Grun has also served as chair and one of the principle authors for the working group responsible for creating the RoCE (RDMA over converged Ethernet) specification. In addition to his new role as OFA vice chair, he is also serving as a director of the IBTA.

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