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Ultra Ethernet Consortium Opens Doors to New Member Applications

By October 2, 2023October 3rd, 2023No Comments

UEC New Memberships Begin November 15, 2023!

We’d like to invite your organization to join the UEC.

The Ultra Ethernet Consortium had an overwhelming response for more information from more than 200 companies, organizations, and institutions after its July 2023 launch. The interest and response to our mission to create an AI and HPC workload-specific Ethernet network designed for high performance and scale was both enthusiastic and overwhelming. 

To address this level of interest, the UEC Steering Committee has made the decision to phase all membership application processing to support new Member onboarding. This approach is necessary due to the operational capacity required for this scale of project membership and so our new members can contribute productively as soon as they join.

UEC will host an orientation event at SuperComputing 2023 in Denver, CO (and via remote access) where new members are announced and become formal members of the organization.

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Onboarding process and timeline:  

Milestone Date Description
October 2 UEC will conduct outreach to organizations that expressed interest in Membership

Interested organizations able to review and fill out the membership agreement package at

October 27 Deadline for agreements to be completed for Member inclusion in UEC SuperComputing 23 activities
November 3 In-person new member orientation session schedule at SuperComputing available
November 6 Press outreach for UEC and SuperComputing
November 12 SuperComputing announcements and in-person community sessions
November 15 New memberships fully activated and onboarded into Working Groups
After November 15 New members will continue to be on-boarded on a rolling basis

Submitted membership agreements will be reviewed by the UEC Steering Committee. Questions about the membership package, including legal questions, can be sent to Please note that per Linux Foundation, all members sign the same agreement, and thus any redlines cannot be accommodated.

All participants in Ultra Ethernet must go through a short orientation session before being allowed to participate in the technical workgroups and access UEC documents. This includes required anti-trust training, an overview of the policies and procedures, and general understanding of the development initiatives. The first of these sessions will take place during SuperComputing 23 with non-conference virtual participation available. Subsequently, new members will continue to be onboarded on an ongoing basis.

Upcoming Events

2023 OCP Global Summit

  • When: October 17–19, 2023
  • Where: San Jose, California
  • Location: Booth C39

The Open Compute Project (OCP) is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. Meet us onsite to discuss important trends in the industry. Join us at our booth if you have any questions about joining UEC.

International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC23)

  • When: November 12–17, 2023
  • Where: Denver, Colorado
  • Location: Standards Pavilion 1403

SC is an international conference expected to attract more than 12,000 attendees from around the world who come to see the latest innovations in HPC and related fields. Meet us at SC to discuss how to join the UEC and for your new member orientation.

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