Video: Virtualized Infiniband based on SR-IOV – Enabling HPC in the Cloud

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In this video from the Mellanox booth at SC12, Hoot Thompson from NASA Center for Climate Simulation presents: Virtualized Infiniband based on SR-IOV – Enabling HPC in the Cloud.

So what is SR-IOV? The short answer is that SR-IOV is a specification that allows a PCIe device to appear to be multiple separate physical PCIe devices. The SR-IOV specification was created and is maintained by the PCI SIG, with the idea that a standard specification will help promote interoperability.