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The 2018 OCP Summit will be held March 20 – 21 at the San Jose Convention Center. The annual Summit gathers more than 3,000 key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers. Together, they help grow, drive and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near and around the data center and beyond.

The OCP Summit features a unique combination of speakers, company announcements, demonstrations, booths and networking opportunities. It’s also your opportunity to work with the OCP community to progress the future of important projects.

Sponsoring the OCP Summit is an amazing opportunity to get your organization in front of the OCP Community. But whatever level you decide, time is of the essence as we already have a lot of interest from potential sponsors, and most, if not all opportunities are expected to sell out.

  • Consider your OCP Tiered Membership Level, because Silver, Gold, and Platinum members are given a discount on qualifying sponsorship levels.
  • Sponsorships are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by when you return the signed sponsor form to us. We experienced higher demand for sponsorships this year, and most sold out, so renew early to make sure you reserve the level you want.
  • Booth assignments are also on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by when you return the signed sponsor form to us. We will begin assigning booth spaces in May.
  • Sponsor Booth selection begins Wednesday, November 29

In addition to the various sponsorship levels, OCP has secured 30 private meeting rooms at the San Jose Convention Center, and the adjoining Marriott Hotel, based on requests from attendee companies seeking more private spaces to conduct business meetings.

Download the Sponsor Prospectus here: http://opencompute.org/ocp-u.s.-summit-2018/sponsorships/

Check summit.opencompute.org for more information as the site will be updated frequently, and see you there!

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OCP Technology Day at Facebook - Event Summary

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 · Posted by at 10:35 AM


OCP Technology Day at Facebook - Event Summary

On 30 August, 2016, The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation hosted 114 attendees from 70 organizations at the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, CA, including Adobe, AT&T, Bank of America, Canonical, Cisco, Delta Products, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Google, Microsoft, Orange, Penguin Computing, Panasonic, Pinterest, Radisys, Red Hat, Uber, Verizon, Visa and Walmart. It was a full day interactive session with great community involvement and collaborative discussions.

The day began with a General Session which included a welcome from Amber Graner, Operations Director and Community Manager, for the OCP Foundation. Also present were Rocky Bullock, Co-CEO of the Open Compute Project Foundation, as well as new team members Dirk Van Slyke, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Bill Carter, the Foundation’s new Chief Technology Officer, who introduced the updated OCP INSPIRED™ and OCP ACCEPTED™ contribution program processes.

There were five sessions throughout the day:

  1. Richard Wareing of Facebook provided an in-depth overview of deploying and managing open source Gluster POSIX file system on OCP hardware at scale. Facebook operates one of the largest Gluster environments in the world, and the talk spoke of the challenges, approaches and lessons learned from using it under production workloads.

  2. Mark Shaw of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Server Infrastructure team provided an overview of systems and features he has been standardizing on their server designs, with their first contributions of the Open CloudServer to Open Compute Project over two years ago. Going forward Microsoft is re-vamping its Open CloudServer architecture with a system that is more modular, flexible and lower cost than before. Focused on EIA 19" rack deployments, OCS vNext has been designed to better meet the widely varying needs of the OCP community. Preliminary details on the OCS vNext compute module will be shared early in the design cycle, allowing the OCP community opportunity to build upon and work plans for delivery. 

  3. Thomas Cameron, James Labocki, Gregory Jones from Red Hat  spoke about their  software communities and their vision that drives the enterprise datacenter.  Red Hat  also highlighted how its Open Source software offerings such as Red Hat OpenStack, Ceph and Gluster is being enabled on OCP Hardware.

  4. Christian Reis, Product Manager, David Duffey, Director of Technical Partnerships, and Luke Williams, Open Networking Technical Partner Manager of Canonical presented how to automate the deployment and management of datacenter servers, storage, and networking using MAAS and Juju to enable and Open Source environment of choice on OCP hardware. This includes being able to select preferred cloud platform like OpenStack, big data solution, SDN, VNFs, network control software (FBOSS, Quagga, etc.), and even the operating system on OCP servers and app-enabled OCP networking gear.

  5. Lawrence Ying from Google described the “collection view” of disks and the focus on tail latency, driven by live services, and placing new and different requirements on disks form the central element of Cloud-based storage, whose demand far outpaces the considerable rate
    of innovation in disks. Exponential growth in demand, already in progress for 15+ years, implies that most future disks will be in data centers and thus part of a large collection of disks. Beyond defining key metrics for data-center disks, he explored a range of new physical design options and changes to firmware that could improve these metrics. 


Presentations can be found here. Please note, we have not received all the presentations, but we will update this link when we receive them.

Would you like to attend future events?  If you answered yes to the above questions then make sure you bookmark our events page and check back often for updates.

About OCP:  

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

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A Look Back as We Move Forward

Monday, September 26, 2016 · Posted by at 2:08 AM

Since its founding in 2011, the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation has experienced some incredible momentum in a relatively short time period. As Facebook was rethinking its infrastructure to accommodate its unprecedented growth and the technology needs to support it, they made the decision to share its designs with the public. The OCP  Foundation was incorporated by Facebook, Intel and Rackspace with Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim (joining soon after). These OCP board members sought to create the same collaboration and innovation we see in open source software in the hardware space. And that’s exactly what’s happening.

Six years later, the OCP Foundation now is a global entity, with seven  board members and nine staff members to meet the needs of the growing community. While the initial focus was on greenfield projects, 2013 saw the addition of brownfield projects as well. We now have over 52 design contributions from 11 different companies and over 70 more in the pipeline which includes solutions for both greenfield and brownfield data centers.

The Open Compute Project Foundation continues to provide a platform for individuals and organizations to share their intellectual property (IP) with others and encourage the IT industry to innovate. We welcome innovation on all levels from all sources, holding high standards for only proven and consumable products and services. As the Foundation prepares for its annual Summit in March in Santa Clara, California, the focus will be adopting OCP hardware and how users can deploy their software solutions on OCP Accepted and Inspired hardware, regardless of the type of rack they specify.

 

About the OCP Summit:

The OCP Summit is a 2-day event that will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, announcements, demonstrations, booths and networking opportunities. More importantly, it’s your opportunity to work together with the OCP community to progress the future of important projects—Data Center, Compliance and Interoperability (C&I), Hardware Management, High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Open Rack, Server, Storage and Telco.

Find out how you can consume OCP gear, collaborate with the OCP Community and contribute to the OCP ecosystem.

If you want to be part of this future in, near and around the data center ecosystem now is your chance! Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the OCP 2017 Summit.  

About OCP:

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.


Find out more about you can participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate

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Summit Sponsorships Begin At A Record Pace

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 · Posted by at 9:27 AM

Sponsorship sales for the 2017 OCP Summit, to be held March 8 - 9, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA, began two weeks ago and are off to a robust start. So far, one Gold, four Silver, two Bronze, and five Copper sponsorships have been sold, as well as several promotional sponsorships. There are many different sponsorship levels available for the 2017 Summit, ranging in price from $10,000 up to $200,000 for a Platinum level sponsorship, that includes speaking opportunities, up to 35 complimentary event passes, a 20’ X 20’ booth, and extensive marketing exposure before, during and after the event.

The Open Compute Project Foundation continues to provide a platform for individuals and organizations to share their intellectual property (IP) with others and encourage the IT industry to innovate. We welcome innovation on all levels from all sources, holding high standards for only proven and consumable products and services. As the Foundation prepares for its annual Summit in March in Santa Clara, California, the focus will be adopting OCP hardware and how users can deploy their software solutions on OCP-Accepted™ and OCP-Inspired™ hardware, regardless of the rack and power types  their data center requires.

About the OCP Summit:

The OCP Summit is a 2-day event that will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, announcements, demonstrations, booths and networking opportunities. More importantly, it’s an opportunity to work together with the OCP community to progress the future of important projects—Data Center, Compliance and Interoperability (C&I), Hardware Management, High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Open Rack, Server, Storage and Telco.

If you want to be part of the future in, near and around the data center ecosystem now is your chance!

The deadline to return the sponsor form is Friday, January 27th, 2017. If your company is interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the upcoming Summit, more information can be found here: summit.opencompute.org/sponsorships

Register HERE by Friday, December 23rd @11:59p PDT to lock in Early Bird pricing​; we look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Additional Summit information can be found here: summit.opencompute.org

About OCP:

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

Find out more about you can participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate

 

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As the original OCP Solutions Provider, and Platinum Level OCP Member, Hyve Solutions plays a very unique role in the Open Compute Project and has been responsible for building and integrating Open Compute Servers, delivering fully racked and tested solutions to Facebook datacenters around the globe.  With the knowledge and experience gained from working closely with Facebook and the Open Compute community, and recognizing the potential in both the large-scale datacenter space and OCP, Hyve began to develop their own line of rack and server solutions – the Ambient Series – a design heavily influenced by the Open Compute Project.

Hyve Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX (NYSE:SNX), a Fortune-500 brand, is headquartered in Fremont, CA and has grown substantially since its inception, deploying racks in over 20 countries to the world’s largest data center customers.

“OCP over the years has changed the market completely; it was a game changer and we apply the principles and characteristics from the original OCP products into most of the products we create today” stated Steve Ichinaga, President of Hyve Solutions.

 

Hotter Running Servers Help Cool The Planet

Hyve Solutions has been an integral part of the OCP community from the very beginning, providing key insights through years of experience and contributions.  Hyve continues to prioritize the development of highly efficient solutions and has submitted a subset of their popular Ambient Series products for recognition as OCP-Accepted™.  Currently under review by the OCP Foundation, the submission was born from customers requesting many OCP-like features but within a more traditional layout.  Hyve developed the subset of the Ambient Series to address this demand and enable these customers to take advantage of these highly desired features and present them in a platform that is more easily adopted by the traditional datacenter customer.

Heavily inspired by OCP, the innovative Ambient Series was developed from the ground up to maximize overall data center efficiency while reducing deployment costs. The servers have been designed to tolerate much higher temperatures, which allows for the ambient air in a data center to efficiently cool the servers, instead of resorting to power-hungry chilled cooling systems. The result is a substantial and measurable reduction in power consumption.

“One of the differences in the Ambient Series is that it combines storage and compute into the same chassis and scales up” stated Conor Malone, VP of Engineering for Hyve Solutions. “”It pulls a lot of features from OCP that make it easier for people to adopt in existing datacenters and bridges the gap between a full OCP solution and one that will be compatible with existing modern data centers” added Steve Ichinaga. “Contributing to OCP is important, and as members we need to do our part so that others can leverage these innovations moving forward.”

 

About SYNNEX

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, optimizing supply chains and providing customer care solutions for its clients. The Company distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration services.  The Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of end-to-end outsourced services around process optimization, customer engagement strategy and back-office automation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX has over 100,000 employees worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

Find out more about you can participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate

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Summit Sponsorship Sales Close this Week!

Thursday, January 26, 2017 · Posted by at 11:46 AM

Don’t miss your opportunity to sponsor the 2017 Open Compute Summit, which will be held on 8 - 9 March at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship sales will close this week!  Friday 27 January will be your last opportunity to sponsor Summit.     

Openness is the current that powers our community and this year’s summit theme of “Open Hardware. Open Software. Open Future.” will showcase OCP hardware and the software  deployed on it. Attendees will also hear about the major open hardware initiatives that have been introduced since the last OCP Summit and will be given a look into the future of OCP.

Don’t wait! Sponsor the OCP Summit today and be a catalyst to the Open Future.  

The majority of sponsorships are sold out. However, if you’re looking for a guaranteed speaking opportunity and booth to showcase your OCP efforts there are still some Silver and Gold sponsorship opportunities available.

Other opportunities include:

  • Startup sponsorships are available for organizations that are less than three years old, and currently generate less than $1 million in annual revenue.

  • The following Networking sponsorships are still available:  

    • Summit Opening Night Happy Hour - this event has been very well-attended in the past; we keep the expo floor open and serve appetizers and drinks along with a DJ to keep the energy going. You would have access to the Expo Hall Stage for 10 minutes to open the happy hour, hold a raffle, etc. Your branding would be on general event signage as well as on the cups and napkins, and can even help us create a signature drink!

    • Day 2 Lunch

    • Days 1 and/or 2 Breakfast

In addition to significant branding on the OCP website, on-site signage and complimentary passes for staff, each sponsor also is able to address the attendees for 10 minutes at the beginning of each of these opportunities.

  • Engineering Workshop sponsorships are still available - $60K gets your organization the ability to be the exclusive sponsor logo on the Engineer Workshop Videos.  This year we are having these professionally recorded and branded. Our Summit videos are a great opportunity to get your organization in front of our project community even beyond the event.  Don’t want to be the sole engineering workshop sponsor?  The we have three (3) $20K opportunities available.

Don’t wait: you’ll be too late! - Sponsorship sales WILL end on Friday 27 January and you will have missed the chance to get your organization in front of the nearly 3,000 attendees that are expected representing more than 650 companies from 30 countries.

The current schedule and agendas can be found here:  https://ocpussummit2017.sched.com/

Updates will be made continually up to the start of the event, including detailed descriptions of the more than 100 sessions and Engineering Workshops, so check back often.

The sponsorship page can be found here: summit.opencompute.org/sponsorships

The detailed sponsorship Prospectus can be found here:http://opencompute.org/assets/OCP-U.S.-Summit-2017/Sponsorships/OCPUS17-Prospectus.pdf

General Summit information can be found here: summit.opencompute.org 

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The 2017 Open Compute Summit, to be held 8 – 9 March at the Santa Clara Convention Center, has announced its schedule.

The theme for this year is: Open Hardware. Open Software. Open Future. Attendees will not only hear about OCP hardware, but this year we move up the stack to highlight the software deployed on it. The Open Compute Project (OCP) will also showcase the major open hardware initiatives that have been contributed to the Foundation over the past year and look to the future of OCP as we highlight our goals and focus for 2017 and beyond.

“It’s not just about the rack, it’s about open innovation regardless of rack type and whether that rack type is best for greenfield or brownfield deployments and integrations” stated Corey Bell, Co-CEO of the Open Compute Project Foundation. “Our OCP-Accepted™ and OCP-Inspired™ programs are driving new and innovative product lines that are based on the contributions from the past year,” Bell continued. “We’re excited to see OEMs, ODMs, and 3rd-party ISVs looking to validate their software on top of OCP Hardware to drive an Open Future that continues to promote the consumption of, collaboration with and contribution to the OCP Community and Ecosystem.”

  • We will hear the state of and vision for OCP, from Jason Taylor, OCP’s Chairman of the Board.

  • Keynote presentations will be made by Microsoft, Intel and Facebook

  • Attendees will hear product, innovation and future looking announcements in the Executive and Expo Hall Tracks from Summit sponsors.

  • The Engineering Workshops will feature in-depth discoveries from the Open Rack, Networking, Server, Hardware Management, Data Center, Storage and Telco projects. Those who were at the 2014 event saw the emergence of the Networking Group and this 2017 event will see the same emergence from the Storage group. Attendees will have the opportunity to help guide the future of these project groups and see how the technology verticals and industry verticals come together through open collaboration, driving new initiatives and innovation to accelerate the adoption of OCP Hardware throughout the Data Center Ecosystem.

  • There will be a lively panel discussion moderated by Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation), featuring Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical), Mark Shaw (Microsoft), Dave Peterson (HPE), John Linville (Red Hat) and Jane Chung (NetApp).

As if an expo hall packed with the latest, greatest OCP hardware and software offerings as well 100+ sessions that span the Keynote, Executive Tracks, Expo Hall and Engineering Workshop Tracks isn’t enough…there will be a keynote call-to-action from futurist Steve Brown, an accomplished speaker, blogger, strategist, and executive coach with 25 years of experience in the high-tech sector, including at Intel. Steve works with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and brands spanning the retail, hospitality, media, and communications sectors.

Don’t miss out, register here today!

The current schedule and agendas can be found at: https://ocpussummit2017.sched.com/

Updates will be made continually up to the start of the event so check back often.  

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Open Compute Project Foundation Reaches Important Milestones

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 · Posted by at 10:58 AM

As we wrap up the results from the recent 2017 Open Compute Annual Summit, we want to share an update on several important milestones that have been reached by the Foundation this year.

  • OCP has established an open source HW ecosystem with more than 4,000 technical professionals actively engaged in OCP projects.
  • The Community has now grown to more than 200 organizational members, representing the very top echelon of technology players.
  • OCP has established a governance process that has enabled rapid growth and scalability of the Community.
  • OCP has established an IP contribution process with 85 IP contributions to-date, and growing.
  • OCP has significantly grown adoption and usage of hardware based on OCP principles, beyond board member companies to member companies.
  • OCP has established product trademarks and brand protection for in order to further protect the Community and its assets.

The 2017 Annual Summit saw a measureable increase in attendance, with nearly 3,000 technology leaders and influencers converging on the Santa Clara Convention Center in early March. More than 100 sessions were featured, including Keynotes, Executive Tracks, an Expo Hall with more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors, and in-depth Engineering Workshops representing each of the different project groups.

OCP looks to build on these successes in the future with the acceleration of the OCP marketplace to drive adoption and investigating how member companies can work together to forecast specific workload trends and needs to accelerate the creation of new components and the evolution of existing technologies.

OCP also is pleased to welcome new directors John Engates of Rackspace and Joshua Matheus of Goldman Sachs. OCP thanks the contribution of the original board directors, with special thanks to those that have stepped down, including Frank Frankovsky, founder and original chairperson, Mark Roenigk of Rackspace, and Don Duet of Goldman Sachs.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement, and we look forward to increasing our impact on the industry and your organization in the upcoming months and years.

Find out more about you can participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate

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Amber has worked tirelessly with the Foundation volunteer leaders, members, project participants and the OCP team to deliver on its promise of creating a collaborative environment that fosters innovation in the datacenter industry.

The community has flourished under Amber’s guidance through membership, project participation, IP contributions and adoption of both OCP Hardware and Software.

  • There are now 9 top level projects and 9 subprojects
  • Membership has grown to over 200 organization members
  • There are 23 mailing lists with more than 5,500 subscribers
  • Our Facebook group has grown to more than 9,000 members
  • There are 9 Foundation employees

“OCP could not have achieved the momentum and success that it has without Amber’s unending commitment to creating a truly open and collaborative community,” stated Rocky Bullock, CEO for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

Through her strong will and determination, and uncompromising commitment, the OCP Community is now looked at as a shining example of how to effectively build an open community that can truly foster innovation for the better. Our membership, governance and process models are seen as a game changer to the way open communities are being managed and governed.

"’Thank you’ to my teammates, the community leadership team and to the community. Without each of you supporting and participating the OCP Community would not be what it is today.  Together we’ve grow one of the most awesome open communities in, near and around the data center ecosystem. I am honored to have gotten the opportunity to work and collaborate with each over you over past 3.5 years. It’s been one heck of a ride!” stated Graner.

Amber will remain an Advisor to the OCP Foundation, and continue participating in the networking group in her new role as the Community Manager for SnapRoute. She will continue to serve the Foundation until May 1, 2017 to ensure a smooth transition.

The Open Compute Foundation is currently seeking to fill the position of Community Manager, in order to build on the momentum created in this critical role. Referrals and candidate submissions can be sent to Rocky Bullock at rocky@opencompute.org.  

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Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE) will be held in Austin, Texas on May 15-17. BCE unites next-gen communications providers for real-world discussions of the issues critical to their future, including virtualization, cloud, next-gen wireless and back office transformation. BCE delivers across the broad landscape of the telecom sector: networks of all kinds, data centers, cloud service providers, the booming IoT market, video service evolution and more.

This year's event will feature five pre-event workshops taking place on Monday, May 15 prior to the two-day conference on May 16 and 17.

The Open Compute Project Telco Engineering Workshop

OCP will host a Telco Engineering Workshop – these are working sessions that are meant to be technical in nature and are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities to come together to work on the goals and set the direction of each project as it supports the mission and vision of the OCP Foundation. These Engineering Workshops are designed to encourage, empower and inspire the OCP community to communicate, collaborate and contribute!

Monday, 15 May 2017 1 pm - 5 pm

Agenda:

1:00pm

15 min

Welcome & Open Remarks

Bill Carter, CTO, Open Compute Foundation

1:15

15 min

Carrier Grade Open Rack Architecture (CG-OpenRack-19)

Andrew Alleman, CTO, Radisys

1:30

15 min

What’s next for open hardware standards– intentions, call for participation, Community involvement and coordinate

Andrew Alleman, CTO, Radisys

Bill Carter, CTO, Open Compute Foundation

1:45

30 min.

Commercial products in the OCP pipeline

Jeff Sharpe, Sr. Product Manager, ADLink

Andrew Alleman, CTO, Radisys

2:15

30 min.

Panel Discussion on Telco/Operator sourcing models and ecosystem

2:45

30 min.

Updates from community:   POC’s, deployments, and disaggregation

AT&T, Radisys, ADLink, TBD

3:15

15 min.

BREAK

3:30

30 min

Open Hardware Specifications from AT&T

Tom Anschutz, Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T

4:00

30 min

Universal CPE (uCPE)

Tom Anschutz, Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T

4:30

30 min.

Closing Remarks or Open Panel Discussion

The OCP Telco Engineering workshop is free for all attendees, but registration is required. The workshop can be added onto any Big Communications Event pass.

Register here

  • BCE provides complimentary admission for verified employees of service providers, operators, financial & educational institutions, utilities, and government agencies. 
  • OPNFV members will receive complimentary or discounted tickets to the event based on their business demographic. Members use the discount code VIPOCP.
  • Non-qualifying members can receive 30% off all pass types. 

To view the agendas, participating speakers and event details for these workshops, visit this link.

About Light Reading

Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents.

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Alibaba Group Joins Open Compute Project as Platinum Member

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 · Posted by at 6:59 AM

World’s largest online and mobile commerce company supports open standards being adopted throughout the world

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced today that Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, has joined as a Platinum member. OCP was initiated by Facebook in 2011 with a mission to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond. Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions for networking, servers, storage and Open Rack. 

Established in 1999, Alibaba Group's mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of commerce. Alibaba Cloud, the Group's cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support participants in Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem, including sellers, and other third-party customers and businesses.

Shanyuan Gao, Chief Architect of Alibaba Infrastructure Services, said: “We are delighted to become a platinum member of the OCP community, giving us a tremendous opportunity to share our leading data center technology with the world. We look forward to collaborating with OCP and its members around the world to drive the development and adoption of further technological breakthroughs intended to deliver an even greater impact for the industry, and we already have plans to contribute our innovations to OCP.”

“We now have a hyperscale company from Asia bringing best practices and thought leadership from the massive scale of their e-commerce marketplaces and cloud computing infrastructure, while Alibaba Group extends its involvement in open standards already being adopted throughout the world,” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

“Today, there are more than 200 OCP members, and we’ve created a shared vision and venue to design for workloads of the future. We are thrilled Alibaba Group is bringing their expertise to OCP and contributing to this strong global community,” stated Jason Taylor, Open Compute Project Chairman of the Board.

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The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) is pleased to announce the hire of Archna Haylock, as Community Director.

 Archna Picture

Ms. Haylock brings more than 15 years of experience in global customer relations and business development for IBM, including creative solution design for "Internet of Things" applications and service-related solutions for enterprise, medical and consumer industries. She was also responsible for Technical Support Services and growing the Managed Vendor Support Services (MVSS) market share across new industries including IOT, Enterprise, Medical and Retail. Prior to her work at IBM, Ms. Haylock was a technical sales engineer for Texas Instruments in their Semiconductor Group. She earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Ms. Haylock will be responsible for managing relationships with the community as well as the processes for membership, collaboration and governance. And she will serve as the main driver of collaboration and innovation for the OCP community within the Incubation Committee, which reviews and approves all new specifications which are submitted to the OCP Foundation and the nine project groups.

“We are thrilled to welcome Archna to serve in this important role and build on the momentum OCP has created as the leading community of technology leaders working together to break open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure to achieve greater choice, customization, and cost savings” stated Rocky Bullock, OCP’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Find out how to participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate

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OCP Announces Strategic Partnership with DatacenterDynamics

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 · Posted by at 1:41 AM

As part of our mission to enable innovation and adoption of open hardware and software, OCP will again be collocating OCP Engineering Workshops at three of this year’s global DatacenterDynamics Converged events.

DatacenterDynamics is a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT-dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions. DCD brands are centered on the complexities of technology convergence in the datacenter.

We will be working with DCD at the following events:

1. DCD>Colo+Cloud (September 26, Fairmont Dallas; OCP Engineering Workshop, 25 September)

The third of DCD’s vertically-focused US events following from DCD>Webscale (San Francisco) and DCD>Enterprise (New York). The one-day conference program focuses on the needs of datacenter service providers to include colocation companies, cloud providers and telcos.

Links:

Website: http://dcd.events/conferences/colo-cloud  
Sponsor enquiries: chris.hugall@datacenterdynamics.com
OCP end-user registration link for DCD>Colo+Cloud (must meet criteria): https://goo.gl/5MES1b
OCP Business Networking Pass Link for DCD>Colo+Cloud: https://goo.gl/VNhx3p
OCP Workshop information: https://goo.gl/UPnJdW
OCP Workshop registration link: https://goo.gl/YhrMVc

 

2. DCD>Zettastructure (7-8 November, Old Billingsgate, London; OCP Engineering Workshop, 8 November)

This is DCD’s flagship event, which has been running for 16 years. We will be holding the European OCP Engineering Workshop’s throughout the second day, on November 8. This will be the main European OCP event of the year with hundreds of OC-interested parties attending from throughout Europe. This event last year was supported by a number of OCP members and we would love to see more attend this year.

Links:

Website: http://dcd.events/conferences/zettastructure
Sponsor enquiries: chris.hugall@datacenterdynamics.com  
OCP end user registration link for DCD>Zettastructure: https://goo.gl/7KUsgs
OCP Business Networking Pass link for DCD>Zettastructure: https://goo.gl/dYraV1
OCP Engineering workshop information: https://goo.gl/mWakUs
OCP workshop registration link: https://goo.gl/uiZfVX

 

3. DCD>Canada 4.0 (14 December, Metro Toronto Convention Centre; OCP Engineering Workshop, 13 December)

The aim of OCP working with DCD as part of their Canadian event is to bring OCP concepts to the Canadian Market. The workshop will be held the afternoon before the event and will attract some of the larger datacenter consumers in Canada.

Links:
Website: http://dcd.events/conferences/canada
Sponsor enquiries: chris.hugall@datacenterdynamics.com 
OCP member end user registration link for DCD>Canada 4.0: https://goo.gl/Aj4kv9
OCP Business Networking Pass link for DCD>Canada 4.0: https://goo.gl/9ezZdn
OCP Workshop registration link: https://goo.gl/dFawfv

 

We have been working with DCD for some time now and see this relationship as a key way of extending the global reach of the OCP and driving adoption within the datacenter community. As such we would really encourage our members to get involved in some capacity at one or more of these events.

Contact Chris Hugall if you have interest in sponsoring any of these events at  chris.hugall@datacenterdynamics.com. And contact Jake McNulty at jake.mcnulty@datacenterdynamics.com if you have any questions about registration.

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The OCP Engineering Workshops are working sessions that are meant to be technical in nature and are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities to come together to work on the goals and set the direction of each project as it supports the mission and vision of the OCP Foundation.  These Engineering Workshops are designed to encourage, empower and inspire the OCP community to communicate, collaborate and contribute! These events are free to the public, but do require registration. 

The goals of these workshops include:

  • Increase community participation and stickiness
  • Increase the OCP technology portfolio; depth and breadth of specifications and charters
  • Drive the product-ionization of OCP’s specifications
  • Solidify specification versioning pipeline, release process and naming conventions
  • Take into account/understand the supplier needs and OCP partner needs
  • Implementation of OCP’s legal framework (CLA and OCPHLs)
  • Building out/addressing technologies for new sectors.

Preliminary Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Flexswitch: An Update and Level Set by Amber Graner, SnapRoute
  3. ONIE: Security with CBW Devices, by Curt Brune, Cumulus Networks and Rajat Ghai, Benu Networks
  4. Lunch
  5. ONIE: Secure Boot for x86_64 devices, by Curt Brune, Cumulus Networks
  6. OOM: A new pluggable module driver, by Don Bollinger, Finisar
  7. SAI and SONIC: Topic and moderator to be determined, Microsoft
  8. Wrapup and conclusions
  9. Happy hour

Attending an OCP Engineering Workshop counts toward your OCP Tiered Membership time requirement.

If you are interested in a sponsorship, or have any questions, please contact Dirk Van Slyke at dirkv@opencompute.org or 281-404-4484.

Register Now

Release:

Since we encourage our contributing members to share their specifications and designs for the community to provide input to them prior to their final release it is important to remember that by providing feedback during this workshop, whether in written or oral form, you (and your organization if you are attending on behalf of an organization) grant OCP and its members the irrevocable rights to use the feedback for any purpose without further obligation to you.

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Note, the Agenda has been revised, workshops will begin at 1:30 PM.

As part of our mission to enable innovation and adoption of open hardware and software, OCP will again be collocating OCP Engineering Workshops at one of this year’s global DatacenterDynamics Converged events. 

The OCP Engineering Workshops are working sessions that are meant to be technical in nature and are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities to come together to work on the goals and set the direction of each project as it supports the mission and vision of the OCP Foundation. These events are free to the public, but do require registration.

Links:

Website: http://dcd.events/conferences/colo-cloud  
Sponsor enquiries: chris.hugall@datacenterdynamics.com
OCP end-user registration link for DCD>Colo+Cloud (must meet criteria): https://goo.gl/5MES1b
OCP Business Networking Pass Link for DCD>Colo+Cloud: https://goo.gl/VNhx3p
OCP Workshop information: https://goo.gl/UPnJdW

Contact Jake McNulty at jake.mcnulty@datacenterdynamics.com if you have any questions about registration.

Attending an OCP Engineering Workshop counts toward your OCP Tiered Membership time requirement.

DatacenterDynamics is a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT-dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions. DCD brands are centered on the complexities of technology convergence in the datacenter.

We have been working with DCD for some time now and see this relationship as a key way of extending the global reach of the OCP and driving adoption within the datacenter community.

As such we would really encourage our members to get involved in some capacity at one or more of these events.

Since we encourage our contributing members to share their specifications and designs for the community to provide input to them prior to their final release it is important to remember that by providing feedback during this workshop, whether in written or oral form, you (and your organization if you are attending on behalf of an organization) grant OCP and its members the irrevocable rights to use the feedback for any purpose without further obligation to you.

Agenda (revised 9/22/2017):

DCD Dallas - OCP Engineering Workshop

September 25, 2017

Location: Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas, Texas, 75201 United States

TEL: + 1 214 720 2020

 

Data Center Project Session - Robert Bunger, Schneider Electric

Start:  1:30PM                                   End: 5:30PM             Continental Room

To participate remotely, register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8837719818468721154

Attendee Access Code: 898-357-422

 

 

10 min

Welcome

Robert Bunger, Schneider Electric

45 min

Review of Colocation Facility Guidelines for OCP Racks

Robert Bunger, Schneider Electric

45 min

Colocation Facility Assessment Process

 

30 min

Comparing an OCP data center using Romonet Site Analysis Tool

Zahl Limbuwala - Cofounder, Romonet

30 min

Color Coded Cabling Proposal

Michael Bailey, Fidelity

10 min

SNACK BREAK

 

1 hr

Liquid Cooled Data Center Review - Alibaba

David Wu, Alibaba

30 min

Open - call out for presentations

 

 

 Telco Session - Tom Anschutz,  AT&T

Start:  1:30AM                                   End: 5:50PM                         Far East Room

To participate remotely, register here:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6500394492811197443

 

10 min

Welcome

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)

10 min

PON XGS Spec

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)

15 min

XGS Design & Device

Jeff Catlin (Accton/Edgecore)

15 min

GPON - NGPON2 Interest

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)

10 min

Use of FPGAs

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)

10 min

AT&T 24 Port PON Spec

Sumitra Bhojan (AT&T)

10 min

PON Fiber Distribution Hub

Earl Pope (AT&T)

35 min

G.fast 16 Port DPUs: Sckipio, Broadcom

Common Wiring Adaptation Module

Sumitra Bhojan (AT&T)

15 min

G.fast Single Port DPU

Mark Shostak (AT&T)

15 min

Break

 

10 min

UCPE Update on spec

John Gibbons (AT&T)

10 min

UCPE Expansion Card

John Gibbons (AT&T)

5 min

UCPE x86 Next steps

John Gibbons (AT&T)

10 min

Accton/Edgecore UCPE

Jeff Catlin (Accton/Edgecore)

10 min

Silicom-USA UCPE

Steve Yates

10 min

UCPE Arm Spec

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)/John Gibbons (AT&T)

10 min

ARM/SOC Presentation

Bob Monkman (ARM), Manya Rastogi (NXP)

10 min

UCPE Arm Device

Guy Ellis (Traverse)

30 min

TIP Engagement

Martin Rehwald (TIP)

10 min

Close

Tom Anschutz/ Archna Haylock

Rack and Power Session - Steve Mills, Facebook

Start:   1:30PM                      End:  5:30PM                                    Royal Room

To participate remotely, register here:     Meeting URL:    http://fuze.me/35802972

 

5 min

Welcome

Steve Mills -  OCP Rack and Power Project Co-lead - Facebook

45 min

Open Rack Standard V2 specification proposal:  ‘Independent Busbar’

Derek Winsor- Senior Design Engineer- Rittal

Michael Wingard- FAE Manager- Amphenol Interconnect Products  

Justin Knott Field Applications Engineer Amphenol Interconnect Products                                                           

10 min

BarKlip 48V IT Gear Connector

Skip Fry-Engineering Manager-   Amphenol Power Solutions

20 min

Review Proposed Changes to Open Rack Specification 2.0:

- Define busbar depth for 48V deep rack

- reduce tolerance on rack busbar thickness to +/-0.15mm

- Adjust power interconnect location between rack and power shelf to enable 1 OpenU power shelf

Steve Mills - OCP Rack and Power Project Co-lead - Facebook

 

Antony Ren - Mechanical Engineer - Delta Electronics, INC.

10 min

Break

 

45 min

Review Specification Proposal:  True 3-phase 380 – 480 Vac to 48Vdc Power Shelf

Paul Smith - Sr. Applications Engineer - GE Industrial Solutions

 

45 min

Overview of Flatpack-:  Adapting 12V IT gear to 48V Open Rack

Nate Klein - Hardware Engineer - Google

Scott McCauley- Hardware Engineer - Google

30 min

Community Driven Discussion of the Power Shelf Specification Roadmap

      General use, ratings, resiliency needs

      Enclosure  requirements, options

      Rectifier/BBU module requirements, options

      Management API

Steve Mills - OCP Rack and Power Project Co-lead - Facebook

Servers/Mezz Card Session -  Jia Ning, Facebook

Start:   1:30PM                      End:  5:30PM                                    State Room

To participate remotely, register here:

Meeting URL:  http://fuze.me/35802957

 

1:30-1:50

20 min

Welcome and General update

Jia Ning, Facebook

1:50-2:30

40 min

Project Olympus update

Mark Shaw, Microsoft

2:30-2:40

10 min

Break / buffer

 

2:40-2:50

10 min

Overview of OCP NIC 3.0 status

Jia Ning, Facebook

2:50-3:00

10 min

Mezz 3.0 Specification - Thermal considerations

John Fernandes and Yueming Li, Facebook

3:00-3:10

10 min

Mezz 3.0 Specification - Mechanical update

Joshua Held, Facebook

3:10-3:20

10 min

Mock-up review and demo

Joshua Held, Facebook

3:20 – 3:30

10 min

Break / buffer

 

3:30 – 3:45

15 min

Connector Update

TE

3:45-4:00

15 min

Connector Update

Amphenol

4:00 – 4:20

20 min

Dell – EMC update

Jon Lewis, Dell-EMC

4:20 – 4:30

10 min

Break / buffer

 

4:30 – 5:00

30min

Pinout discussion

 Jia Ning, Facebook

5-5:30

30min

NIC Management

Hemal Shah, Broadcom

 

Hardware Management Session - Bernie Meier, Ericsson and Norman James, IBM

Start:   1:30PM                      End:  5:30PM                        Executive Room

To participate remotely, register here:

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/345302012245101058

Webinar ID: 963-472-531   

 

10 min

Welcome and General update

Bernie Meier (Ericsson) and Norman James (IBM)  (Project Leads)

With John Leung (new IC Lead)

50 min

Panel Discussion on OpenBMC

High-level Understanding & the need for OpenBMC

Archna Haylock will moderate,

Questions available to panelists beforehand

Bill Carter (OCP), Chris Austen (IBM), Sai Dasari (Facebook), John Leung (DTMF), James Mihm (Intel), Rick Altherr (Google), Bryan Kelly (Microsoft)

 

120 min

 

(will add 15 min if we have 5 confirmed presenters)

 

OpenBMC  @ IBM

 - current state of stack

 - Introduction to the UI

Norman James (IBM), Chris Austen (IBM)

OpenBMC @ Microsoft

-       current achievements

-       product plans

Ali Larijani  (Microsoft)

OpenBMC @ Facebook

-       Current perspective

-       Product plans

Eran Tal (Facebook), Sai Dasari (Facebook)

OpenBMC @ Intel

-       Current perspective

-       Product plans

James Mihm (Intel)

OpenBMC @ Google

-       Current perspective

-       Product plans

 Rick Altherr (Google)

45-60 min

Redfish OCP Interoperability Profile Review

John Leung (Intel), Jeff Autor (HPE)

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The Open Compute Project (OCP) will be a prominent part of the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) Exhibition in Berlin this year. The OCP Experience Area will promote open networking for scalable computing in front of a high-level operator audience, featuring two racks with gear, a 21" and CG19".

OCP plans to have an OpenRack and the Carrier Grade OpenRack (CG-OpenRack-19) set up in the Experience Area.  These racks will house a variety of compute, storage, and network devices showcasing the breadth of suppliers and functionality that is available in the marketplace for either of the open hardware architectures. As a participant in the showcase, we would like to promote your OpenRack product by having a sample product installed in either of these racks.

OCP is a key partner of the event for 2017, using BBWF as a platform to spread awareness and drive collaboration and innovation.

 

OCP Silver Tiered Member Radisys will be hosting a Panel Discussion: Is the Price Too High for Open Source?

One of the most talked about topics in the industry is around Communications Service Providers (CSPs) transforming their Central Offices into virtualized telco data centers built with open source hardware and software. This transformation is being driven by CSPs that are grappling with the “4th Industrial Revolution,” as they shift from connecting people to connecting everything.

But some sceptics are crying foul. They believe that open source has not delivered on its promise to accelerate innovation while lowering costs. And that the cost of integrating a variety of open source software and hardware and then maintaining it in a sustainable manner is high. Other voices raised cite “where’s the RoI?” Why should vendors create new technologies and then be expected to just give it away?

This panel session will feature a lively discussion, including OCP Chief Technology Officer Bill Carter, that will address these RoI concerns and explain why an open architecture decision can provide significant economic value to CSPs and their customers. Attendees will gain deeper insight into the following:

  • The business drivers behind the telecom industry’s transformation and why open source can enable CSPs to meet the demand generated by 50B connected devices
  • The cross-industry efforts to create robust open reference architectures 
  • The rising roles and responsibilities of systems integrators to bring all of the components together and deliver turnkey open telecom solutions
  • The changing RoI model and how vendors can still make money in this new open paradigm 

OCP member organizations who are interested in exhibiting in the OCP Experience Area can secure a space.

Exhibition Includes:

- 1x1 metre pod on OCP Experience Area (includes shelf and unit to insert signage)
- Electricity (monitors and other AV to rent directly from the venue)
- 2 x stools
- Unlimited exhibition passes
- 1 x full conference pass

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Marketing & Promotion Opportunities:

- Opportunity to contribute content to our industry leading content platform – UBB2020 - On-site interview to be shared across our digital platforms – including LeadersIn
- Logo included on website, brochure, show guide and marketing materials
- Promotion of OCP partner participation on BBWF Social Channels

Cost to OCP Partners: $5,000 USD

Please direct enquiries to:

Tamas Szuts
Head of Sales, Broadband and Optical World Series
DD: +44 207 017 4260
Mobile: +44 799 000 6826
Email: tamas.szuts@knect365.com

Learn more and register here: https://tmt.knect365.com/bbwf/

Broadband World Forum Fast Facts:

5000+ visitors per year

3 days curated content

About the BBWF operator audience:

73% Director level & above
38% fixed network operator
19% Mobile Operator
5% Cable Operator
36% Converged Operator
3% Satellite Operator 

79 countries represented:

70% Europe
13% APAC
11% US & Canada
4% Middle East
2% Africa

UBB2020 Community Page stats Q1 2017

2.5k active registered users
96,973 Page views Q1 2017
55,211 unique visitors Q1 2017
1,379 messages posted on UBB2020 Q1 2017
75 unique content pieces posted

Community Reach:

3,620 Twitter followers
14,500 LinkedIn Group Members

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Check out these upcoming events and great opportunities to consume OCP gear, collaborate with the OCP community and contribute new efficient, flexible and scalable hardware and software solutions to the OCP ecosystem.

Engineering Workshops

August 29

OCP Engineering Workshop (Networking)

Mountain View, CA (Cumulus Headquarters)

September 25

OCP Engineering Workshops at DCD Colo and Cloud (Datacenter, Telco, Server, MezzCard, Rack & Power, Hardware Management, Networking Project Groups)

Dallas, TX

October 24 – 26

OCP Showcase at the Broadband World Forum

Berlin

November 8

Engineering Workshops at DCD Zetastructure (Datacenter, Telco and Hardware Management and Server Project Groups)

London

December 13 – 14

Engineering Workshops at DCD Banking & Finance

Toronto

 

OCP On The Road

September 21

Datacenter Forum

Copenhagen

October 16 – 17

Enterprise IOT World

Chicago, IL

October 30

Data Cloud Nordic

Oslo

November 8 – 9

TIP Summit

Santa Clara, CA

And don’t forget to save the date for the OCP Annual 2018 Summit!

March 20 – 21, 2018 in San Jose, CA

It is always free to attend OCP events, with the exception of our Annual Summit. But registration is required.

With questions, or if your firm is interested in Sponsoring any of these events, please contact Dirk Van Slyke at dirkv@opencompute.org, or 281-404-4484.

Visit opencompute.org/participate/ to learn more, discover membership and sponsorship opportunities and register.

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Open Compute Project Releases Schedule for 2018 Summit

Friday, August 25, 2017 · Posted by at 9:26 AM

The 2018 Open Compute Project (OCP) US Summit will be held March 20 - 21 at the San Jose Convention Center. The annual Summit brings together more than 3,000 key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers. Together, they help grow, drive and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near and around the data center and beyond.

  • Keynote presentations will be made by industry titans
  • Attendees will hear product, innovation and future looking announcements in the Executive and Expo Hall Tracks from Summit sponsors
  • The Engineering Workshops will feature in-depth discoveries from the Data Center, Networking, Server, Hardware Management, Rack & Power, Storage, High Performance Computing (HPC), Compliance & Interoperability and Telco projects
  • The Expo Hall will be packed with the latest OCP hardware and software offerings

 

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):

Sponsorship Sales Open                                            Tuesday, September 5

Early Bird Registration Opens                                     Monday, November 6

Sponsor Booth selection begins                                  Wednesday, November 29

Summit Scheduled Published                                     Friday, January 12

Early Bird Registration Ends                                       Friday, January 20

Last day to Sponsor                                                   Friday, February 9

 

Early bird registration is only $300 and includes all sessions and meals for both days.

In addition to the various sponsorship levels, OCP has secured 30 private meeting rooms at the San Jose Convention Center, and the adjoining Marriott Hotel, based on requests from attendee companies seeking more private spaces to conduct business meetings.

 

About Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

Learn more at http://opencompute.org.

Find out how to participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate

Contact:Dirk Van Slyke, Marketing & Communications Director, dirkv@opencompute.org 

 

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Networking Project Engineering Workshop Videos Are Live!

Monday, September 04, 2017 · Posted by at 1:33 AM

The Open Compute Project Networking Group held a day-long engineering workshop on August 29, 2017 at the headquarters of Cumulus Networks, in Mountain View, CA. 

The videos and presentations are now available at the following links:

 

Video 1

Introduction to Workshop Breakouts

https://youtu.be/Xr94cw9jdFs

Slides

Introductory Slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=a9f6298290c21ea4f0cbad71a6af1b01

Video 2

OCP Engineering Workshop (Networking Group Breakout 1)

https://youtu.be/8EbOE9WjEIA

Snaproute - Amber Graner, Snaproute Update: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=e5fbb4ef5142ea579198c12c768af734

CBW - Rajat Ghai, CBW Call to Action: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=49d65c27ea5f97747f7a60a21d5415d7

Mojo Networks - JVR Murthy, Onie For QCA ARM based AP Platforms: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=fd73043d3a9cf3e9c4d1ba0ad6351228

Video 3 

Finisar - OCP Engineering Workshop (Networking Group Breakout 2)

https://youtu.be/sjTp1ZID6gU

Finisar - Don Bollinger, OOM Driver: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=b5b7c6b3c4aa1eb7439ef3e026d45690

OCP Engineering Workshop (Networking Group Breakout 3)

https://youtu.be/z7R_H3qDakc

You can also find these on the wiki here: http://www.opencompute.org/wiki/Networking#Past_Workshops

 

A huge "Thank you" to the team at Cumulus Networks for hosting the event, their generous hospitality, and going above and beyond in making it an incredible event. 

 

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The 2018 OCP Summit will be held March 20 – 21 at the San Jose Convention Center. The annual Summit gathers more than 3,000 key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers. Together, they help grow, drive and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near and around the data center and beyond.

The OCP Summit features a unique combination of speakers, company announcements, demonstrations, booths and networking opportunities. It’s also your opportunity to work with the OCP community to progress the future of important projects.

Sponsoring the OCP Summit is an amazing opportunity to get your organization in front of the OCP Community. But whatever level you decide, time is of the essence as we already have a lot of interest from potential sponsors, and most, if not all opportunities are expected to sell out.

  • Consider your OCP Tiered Membership Level, because Silver, Gold, and Platinum members are given a discount on qualifying sponsorship levels.
  • Sponsorships are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by when you return the signed sponsor form to us. We experienced higher demand for sponsorships this year, and most sold out, so renew early to make sure you reserve the level you want.
  • Booth assignments are also on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by when you return the signed sponsor form to us. We will begin assigning booth spaces in May.
  • Sponsor Booth selection begins Wednesday, November 29

In addition to the various sponsorship levels, OCP has secured 30 private meeting rooms at the San Jose Convention Center, and the adjoining Marriott Hotel, based on requests from attendee companies seeking more private spaces to conduct business meetings.

Download the Sponsor Prospectus here: http://opencompute.org/ocp-u.s.-summit-2018/sponsorships/

Check summit.opencompute.org for more information as the site will be updated frequently, and see you there!

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November is full of OCP Events!

Friday, October 27, 2017 · Posted by at 18:50 PM

There are a lot of fantastic opportunities for the OCP Community to collaborate and contribute to help drive the open hardware ecosystem in, near and around the data center and beyond over the coming weeks. Check out these events, and take advantage of the opportunities to participate. 

 

Open Source Strategy Forum - UNFORTUNATELY THE OCP PRESENTATION AT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

November 8, Downtown New York, NY

Joshua Matheus, Open Compute Project Foundation Board Member, and Global Head of Networks for Goldman Sachs, will be making a presentation entitled The Open Compute Project: Open IT Infrastructure to Achieve Greater Choice, Customization, and Cost Savings.

The only open source event in the financial services industry in the U.S., the Open Source Strategy Forum is a one-day conference for executive-level decision makers and senior technologists from financial services seeking to drive industry innovation through open source. Attendees will include C-level executives from most of the world's largest and most important financial services firms as well as open source and enterprise thought leaders. A world-class speaker roster will lead a dynamic conversation about leveraging open source as a key part of a corporate technology strategy. The event will take place in downtown New York City at the BNY Mellon office.

Complete information can be found here: https://opensourcestrategyforum.org/event

OCP Members who wish to attend receive complementary admission, however seating will be limited, so reserve your spot soon. Click here: https://goo.gl/pKZsAe and simply enter the Promotional Code OpenCompute and the cost will be reduced to $0. Limited free passes are available and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

TIP Summit

November 8 – 9, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

TIP Summit 2017 is the place to collaborate with Telecom Infra Project members and continue to develop new approaches to transforming telecom networks. See the latest innovations on the expo floor. Hear thought-provoking keynotes and insightful technical presentations from BT, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Reliance Jio and Telefonica.

The OCP Telco Project will host an Engineering Workshop November 9th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The OCP community can register to attend for free, and can register individually here using the following code: HKMBM62C (spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis).

 

DCD Zettastructure

November 7 – 8, Old Billingsgate Market, London London

On November 8 from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM, OCP will be featuring a variety of interactive sessions from leaders in open hardware innovation, including Microsoft, YJ America, Radisys, Schneider Electric and Romonet.

To register, use the following links.

End users
Consultants
Vendors (2 day pass, £475) 
Vendors (1 day pass, £250)

The complimentary and VIP passes to the DCD events are only provided to delegates that meet DCD’s registration criteria and are responsible in some way for the design, build, operations, and / or procurement of their companies data center, IT and network infrastructure, hardware, software and services. These passes are not provided to organisations that sell products or services to this community.

Individuals that are responsible for selling products and services to these organisations are able to attend the event if their registration is tied to their company’s commercial relationship with DCD. If their company is not commercially engaged with DCD there are a limited number of Business Networking Passes (BNP’s) that DCD is able to offer to organisations on a select basis to give them a taste of the ecosystem the events support. 

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OCP Releases Agenda for Telco Engineering Workshop at TIP Summit

Thursday, November 02, 2017 · Posted by at 21:14 PM

November 8 – 9, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

The TIP Summit 2017 is the place to collaborate with Telecom Infra Project members and continue to develop new approaches to transforming telecom networks. See the latest innovations on the expo floor. Hear thought-provoking keynotes and insightful technical presentations from BT, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Reliance Jio and Telefonica.

The OCP Telco Project will host an Engineering Workshop November 9th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The OCP community can register to attend the TIP Summit for free, and can register individually here using the following code: HKMBM62C (spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis).

Date

Time

Room

Session

Nov 9

10:00 - Noon

Great America Meeting Room 1

OCP Telco Workshop

  • Work on UCPE Specs  (2hrs)
  • ODMs can bring their products and have a display in the room.

 

Speakers: Tom Anschutz, Jeff Catlin

Nov 9

Noon – 1:00

 

Lunch

Nov 9

1:00 – 1:20

Great America Meeting Room 1

Update on OCP Telco, Call for Participation

Speaker: Tom Anschutz, AT&T

Nov 9

1:30 – 3:00

Great America Meeting Room 1

Birds of a Feather TIP Software Stack for OCP Hardware

Nov 9

3:00

End of Conference

Times and locations may change.

 

For those who are not able to attend in person, we will be live streaming the entire Workshop. Use this link to register and attend.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5657826638545649409

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Open Compute Project Foundation Announces Board Chair Changes

Thursday, December 14, 2017 · Posted by at 13:42 PM

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announces today the election of Mark Roenigk (Infrastructure Hardware Lead title at Facebook) to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Mark replaces Jason Taylor (Vice President of Infrastructure Foundation at Facebook), who has served for the past two years. During his tenure as Chief Operating Officer of Rackspace, Mark was one of the founding board members of OCP.   Mark Roenigk is one of the founding board members of OCP during his tenure as Chief Operating Officer of Rackspace.

“OCP would like to thank Jason Taylor for his service as the Chair of the Board of Directors of OCP. Mr. Taylor successfully led the Foundation through its critical transition to a mature organization with significant momentum in the industry. OCP has successfully established an open source hardware ecosystem with more than 4,000 technical professionals and more than 200 organizational members actively engaged in OCP projects,”, stated Rocky Bullock, CEO of the Open Compute Project Foundation.

OCP looks to build on these successes in the future with the acceleration of the OCP Marketplace, which features orderable components, to drive adoption and influence the industry to proactively improve the technology value chain and accelerate the introduction of new technologies, including optics, security and edge computing. The OCP Marketplace saw a 48% increase in products in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone, with a healthy pipeline of new contributions from member companies leading into the new year.

“Over the past six years, the Foundation has grown immensely and positively impacted the industry — and I would like to thank Jason Taylor for being part of that growth,” said Bill Laing (Microsoft and OCP Board Member). “Mark Roenigk has also been a key part of the Foundation. He is a visionary in the industry and has a strong track record of successfully executing and scaling infrastructure. As the new Chair of the Board of Directors, Mark will shepherd OCP into the next phase of its growth.”

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Tencent Joins OCP As Platinum Member

Thursday, February 01, 2018 · Posted by at 14:23 PM

Tencent has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) community as a Platinum member, to actively embrace the global open-source ecosystem. Tencent intends to share its infrastructure design and technologies, promote cross-enterprise development and further adoption of cutting-edge technologies.

OCP is a 501(c)(6) foundation initiated in 2011, by Facebook—along with Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim—with a mission to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond. Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions, including the areas of networking, servers, storage and Open Rack. Currently, over 170 Internet, software and hardware industry leaders, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Intel, AMD, and Cumulus Networks, actively participate in the community.

Tencent is one of the leading Internet value-added service providers in China, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life through Internet services, to address the diverse needs of different regions and consumers, and to build a healthy win-win ecosystem with open collaborations. As the output platform of Tencent Infrastructure and Technologies, Tencent Cloud provides scalable cloud services for enterprises and individuals with different tiers, including cloud servers, cloud databases, cloud storage and CDN, and up-to-date solutions over games, video, mobile applications and other vertical industries.

Over the years, Tencent has been actively participating in the global open source ecosystem. In the field of cloud computing, Tencent Cloud is a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation. In the development of containers and other cloud components, Tencent Cloud is a Gold level member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Recognized for its valuable contribution in the Linux field, Tencent Cloud was invited by CNCF Foundation to join the Linux Foundation.

Within the OCP community, Tencent intends to adopt specifications and designs based on open projects from the community, and collaborate closely with community members to deliver innovative contributions in the future. This commitment to excellence allows Tencent Cloud to provide cloud computing services with optimized cost and performance to global users.

Hongtao Bie, Vice President of Tencent Technologies, said: “As early as 2011 Tencent engaged with OCP over the standard definition of rack level design. Tencent always maintains an open mind, willing to grow with the industry. This year Tencent officially returns to the OCP community, hoping to continue to share Tencent’s technologies and operations experience over datacenter, networking, server and other fields. Also expect further joint efforts with industry leaders to drive more innovative hardware design and openness of the global server ecosystem.”

Huixing Wang, Vice President of Tencent Cloud, said: "Joining the OCP community is very important to Tencent Cloud. We are very pleased to share our innovations at the infrastructure level with our community members to promote the development of cloud computing. We also hope that by adopting the OCP community's excellent open source hardware and software designs, we will help provide a quality, consistent experience for cloud computing users around the world. "

"Today we are thrilled to announce that Tencent joins the OCP community. As one of leading global hyperscale companies, their participation will promote the development of open concepts initiated by OCP. The Tencent Cloud team embraces open technologies and we look forward to their contributions to the continued success of OCP. This is an exciting event for the whole community" stated Mark Roenigk, Chairman of the OCP Board.

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The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announces today the preliminary results of an assessment of the market impact of the Open Compute Project worldwide. OCP has engaged IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, to determine the adoption and impact of OCP gear in the technology industry. Since its inception, OCP has worked to drive innovation in and around the data center industry, bringing together nearly two hundred member organizations and thousands of engineers. The demands on the modern datacenter continue to expand with the growth of IOT, security and edge computing, as well as increasing energy consumption requirements.

“OCP is excited to work with IHS Markit to get an independent view of our ability to influence the market through adoption. This study creates a baseline for us to measure our progress against, as well as gives us insight into projected growth in regions and markets. It also provides a view into perceived value as well as barriers for adoption. While we are pleased with the initial indicators, we also recognize we have much to do to continue our momentum,” stated Rocky Bullock, CEO for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

IHS Markit interviewed OCP members, suppliers and service providers, as well as incorporated their own in-depth industry research to determine non-board member revenue by region and vertical, as well as provide a forecast through 2021. OCP Board member companies include Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Microsoft and Rackspace. Equipment markets explored in this study included servers, storage, network, rack, power and peripherals. Among the preliminary findings:

  • 2017 OCP YoY growth from non-board member companies was 103%
  • The 5-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) is 59%, while the total market growth is expected to be in the low single digits
  • Servers account for almost 75% of non-board OCP revenue in 2017, with rack, power, peripherals and other (primarily WiFi and PON, or passive optical networks) expecting the highest growth rates
  • The America’s represented the majority of non-board OCP revenue in 2017, through hyperscaler, telco and financial industry adoption, while EMEA has a forecasted CAGR of 70%, primarily driven by telecommunications firms
  • EMEA revenue from non-board member companies is expected to surpass $1 billion (US) by 2021, while Asia Pacific is expected to surpass EMEA in adoption as early as 2020

Also among the findings that IHS Markit uncovered are the primary adoption drivers of OCP, which include:

  • Power efficiency
  • Cost reductions
  • Standardization and quick deployment capability

OCP and IHS Markit will finalize the results of the research and announce the complete results of the study at the Annual OCP Worldwide Summit, to be held in San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA March 20 - 21, 2018. Learn more at http://opencompute.org/ocp-u.s.-summit-2018/

About IHS Markit

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel and Rackspace. The mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

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The following is a brief profile of Arctic Circle, currently using Wiwynn products, with local delivery and support from Circle B, a Wiwynn partner in Europe.

Profile

Arctic Circle Data Center (ACDC) is a new cloud service provider based in Mo i Rana, Norway. Started in 2014 by Mo Industrial Park (MIP), they saw Norway’s abundant hydroelectric power as a strong attraction for companies looking for reliable and relatively inexpensive data centre and cloud infrastructure services.

ACDC is in the process of establishing a data centre campus, which would house a variety of companies, from notable public cloud providers to colocation to the growing blockchain players.

Why have they started using OCP?

The executive team has deep roots in open source and believes that openness always wins. They wanted to use open source building blocks as a foundation for their infrastructure.

As Øyvind Bakksjø stated, “while you may find a proprietary solution that is mature and has many features, if you can get a community behind an open source project it becomes a force which is unstoppable.” What has happened with open source software is happening now with OCP and open hardware.

What OCP Solutions are they currently using?

They have currently deployed Open Rack v1 and v2 with 2S Intel Xeon server sleds and the 30 drive JBOD storage appliances. In 2018 they will also be deploying Lightning storage appliance with direct attach PCIe storage devices. They currently use Wiwynn products with local delivery and support from Circle B (https://circleb.eu/), a Wiwynn partner in Europe.

One of the more noticeable benefits they’ve experienced while using OCP is the serviceability. Since everything in the OpenRack design is front accessible, it is quite easy to deploy and maintain.

What software or applications are they running on OCP?

They are currently running OpenStack and will be running containers in the near future (i.e. Kubernetes).


What are some of the challenges they have experienced moving to OCP?

Øyvind highlighted a few areas which could be addressed to make the OCP experience more smooth going forward. One challenge, which is unique to only a handful of countries in Europe, is the power distribution network within Norway. This requires some deployment adjustments which the team is exploring with a few OCP members focused on power shelves.  

Other challenges include the need for lead-time for smaller quantities to be improved, as well as expanding the approved vendor lists (AVL’s) for some products. And he stressed the need for suppliers to ensure products are released to market soon after the specification is approved.

What are the plans for Arctic Circle moving forward?

It’s an exciting time for Arctic Circle as they are launching a new IaaS and PaaS Cloud Service, arcticcloud.com. The plan for 2018 includes deployment of OCP-based NVMe storage solutions, and the evaluation of AMD servers and GPU-based computing.

Contact information:

Øyvind Bakksjø

CTO, Arctic Circle Data Center

oyvind@bakksjo.no

+47 92283522

https://www.linkedin.com/in/backsea/

https://arcticcloud.com/

https://www.arcticcircledc.com/

 

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OCP Marketplace Hits 100!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 · Posted by at 14:03 PM

One year ago, the Open Compute Project launched its Marketplace, which lists products that have achieved OCP Inspiredtm and OCP Acceptedtm recognition.  All these products are available from a licensed OCP Solution Provider. Today, the marketplace hits 100! 

The Open Compute Project (OCP), launched in 2011, embarked on a journey to reimagine hardware, making it more efficient, flexible, and scalable by breaking open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure in order to achieve greater choice, customization and cost savings.  Therefore, it’s symbolic that the Cumulus Express 10128 became the 100th product on the marketplace. Cumulus Networks was the original contributor of ONIE (the Open Network Install Environment) which has become the standard for open switchgear and enabled the industry to choose open source operating systems and network software. 

The Cumulus Express 10128 is a 128-port, 100GbE open networking switch, which is preloaded with the Cumulus Linux operating system, installed with an active license key, and bundled with 3-years of support.

We aren’t stopping either. Along with Cumulus Networks there are a nine other Solution Providers (SP’s) taking advantage of listing their solutions on our Marketplace covering server, storage, networking and rack. The marketplace is expected to continue to grow to 150 or more products in 2018, giving adopters an ample set of choices for compute, storage, network and rack & power gear. And there is plenty more where these came from. The OCP community offers many more products that aren’t listed on the marketplace. 

The OCP website sees more than 20,000 unique users each month, and 72% of that traffic in February was from new visitors. Only about half are from the United States.

The OCP Marketplace was the second most visited portion of the site in February, only behind Summit. It was the number one destination for traffic on the site in January, representing 18% of all traffic, and generating almost 1,000 qualified leads for the OCP Solution Providers.

Visit the Marketplace today at http://opencompute.org/products/

Learn more about becoming an OCP Solution Provider at the 2018 OCP U.S. Summit, March 20 - 21, 2018 in San Jose, CA, you can register here http://opencompute.org/ocp-u.s.-summit-2018/registration/, or by visiting http://opencompute.org/participate/how-to-become-a-solution-provider/

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Rajeev

Rajeev Sharma brings 20 years of industry experience to the Foundation. Rajeev will be able to provide an immediate impact to the OCP Community with his experience at release management processes, software architecture and software product management. He has driven innovation and continuous improvement for a variety of software projects at Dell, HP and Sony.  

Rajeev earned a B.S. from MIT, M.S. in Computer Science from Texas State University, and holds an MBA in Strategy and Management from Baylor University.                                            

He will be working with all of OCP’s existing and emerging software and embedded firmware projects, providing support and leadership to these growing communities. He will be working on processes for repository management, project governance, licensing, distribution and automation. Rajeev will also be responsible for the IT infrastructure needed by these projects and the Foundation, as well as the technology infrastructure for the OCP Marketplace. 

“With Rajeev on the team, we now have the keys to unlock embedded firmware, which is critical for accelerating technology introductions as well as respond to the changing landscape” stated Bill Carter, OCP’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Rajeev is based in Austin, Texas, and can be contacted at rajeev@opencompute.org

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The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announces today the full results of an assessment of the market impact of the Open Compute Project worldwide. OCP engaged IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, to help validate the adoption of OCP gear in the data center industry. Since its inception, OCP has worked to drive innovation in and around the data center industry, bringing together nearly two hundred-member organizations and more than 4,000 engineers. The demands on the modern datacenter continue to expand with the growth of IOT, security and edge computing, as well as increasing energy consumption requirements.

Revenue generated from OCP equipment in 2017 reached $1.2 billion from non-board member companies. It is well known that OCP board member companies have widely adopted OCP principles with great success, however it was unknown until now how far beyond these market leaders that OCP had reached. OCP board member companies include Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Microsoft and Rackspace.

What is even more impressive is the results of the IHS Markit study is the forecast – they predicted that OCP adoption among non-board member companies would surpass $6 billion by 2021.

IHS Markit interviewed OCP members, suppliers and service providers, as well as incorporated their own in-depth industry research to determine non-board member revenue by region and vertical, as well as provide a forecast through 2021. Equipment markets explored in this study included servers, storage, network, rack, power and peripherals. Among the findings:

  • 2017 OCP YoY growth from non-board member companies was 103%

  • The 5-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) is 59%, while the total market growth is expected to be in the low single digits

  • Servers account for almost 75% of non-board OCP revenue in 2017, with rack, power, peripherals and other (primarily WiFi and PON, or passive optical networks) expecting the highest growth rates

  • The America’s represented the majority of non-board OCP revenue in 2017, through hyperscaler, telco and financial industry adoption, while EMEA has a forecasted CAGR of 70%, primarily driven by telecommunications firms

  • EMEA revenue from non-board member companies is expected to surpass $1 billion (US) by 2021, while Asia Pacific is expected to surpass EMEA in adoption as early as 2020

Also among the findings that IHS Markit uncovered are the primary adoption drivers of OCP, which include:

  • Power efficiency

  • Cost reductions

  • Standardization and quick deployment capability

The IHS Markit study also uncovered barriers to OCP adoption, which included awareness of where to trial and buy OCP gear, and hardware/software integration. The OCP Marketplace, found at www.opencompute.org/products,  recently surpassed 100 products, and continues to expand through a robust pipeline of contributions from OCP Solution Providers. And several announcements were made at the Summit, including the launch of two new project groups to address these Community needs, Security and Open Systems Firmware. OCP and the Linux Foundation also announced that LF Networking and OCP will partner to Jointly enable SDN and NFV transformation.

OCP and IHS Markit released the full results of the research today at the Annual OCP U.S. Summit, held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose.

Learn more at www.opencompute.org

 

About IHS Markit

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel and Rackspace. The mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

 

Media Contact:

Dirk Van Slyke

Director of Marketing

dirkv@opencompute.org

303-999-7398

#ocpsummit18

 

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Open Compute Project Announces First Regional Summit.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 · Posted by at 10:45 AM

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announces today its first global regional Summit, which will take place October 1 – 2, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the RAI Exhibition & Conference Center. 

Elicium Building D4In addition to engineering workshops, meetups and plugfests, OCP hosts an Annual Summit each March in San Jose, CA, and the 2018 event drew more than 3,300 attendees, it’s largest event in its history. However, based on strong global demand for its innovations and solutions, the Open Compute Project Foundation will now hold this event in various destinations throughout the world. 

OCP recently engaged IHS Market, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, to help validate the adoption of OCP gear in the data center industry. Among the findings were strong global demand, particularly in EMEA regions.

The annual regional Summit will bring together key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers in developing regions where OCP is experiencing significant demand and adoption.

  • Keynote presentations will focus on key issues specific to the European region
  • The Engineering Workshops will feature in-depth discoveries from the project groups
  • The Expo Hall will be packed with the latest OCP hardware and software offerings

Each year, exhibit and sponsor packages sell out at the OCP Summit, and are expected to do the same for this Regional Summit.

More information can be found here, including sponsorship information: http://opencompute.org/events/regional-summit/ 

About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel and Rackspace. The mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

Media Contact: 

Dirk Van Slyke

Director of Marketing

dirkv@opencompute.org

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The 2018 OCP Summit By The Numbers

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 · Posted by at 16:17 PM

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We just wrapped our 9th OCP Summit, and by all accounts it was our best event ever, thanks to our amazing team and Community!

Here are some of the numbers:

  • We had 3,441 registrations this year, a 17% increase over last year.
  • There were 12 Engineering Workshop tracks, with more than 100 sessions, our most ever.
  • THANK YOU to the 80 companies participating as sponsors and/or exhibitors
  • There were nearly 100 media and analysts onsite at the event, including staff from some of the world’s leading news and analyst organizations:
    • 451 Research
    • 650 Group
    • Dell’Oro Group
    • EE Times
    • eWeek
    • Gartner
    • Global Equities Research
    • IDC
    • IEEE
    • IHS Markit
    • Infoworld
    • Moor Insights & Strategy
    • Network Computing
    • New York Times
    • Nikkei Business Publications
    • Publitek
    • RBC Capital Markets
    • SDxCentral
    • SiliconAngle
    • TechTarget
    • TIRIAS Research
    • TrendFocus
    • UBS
    • VentureBeat

There were team members from 813 organizations, from 34 countries around the world.

84% of attendees were from the US, from 36 states, the most coming from California (71%), Texas (6%), Washington (5%), Oregon (3%) and Massachusetts (2%).

16% of attendees were international representatives from 34 countries, including the following countries, in order of number of attendees:

  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • South Korea/Republic of Korea
  • Israel
  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Australia
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • South Africa
  • South Korea

All the sessions were recorded and can be found on our YouTube page. The videos and presentations will also be made available here over the coming days.

OCP also announced its first Regional Summit, which will be held in Amsterdam October 1 – 2, 2018. Sponsorship sales are open, and more information can be found here. Sponsor and exhibit spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are expected to sell out, as did the 2018 US Summit.

Early bird sponsorship sales are underway for the 2019 OCP U.S. Summit, to be help March 14 – 15, 2019 in San Jose. The early bird period includes an additional 5% discount, and the chance to secure your place in line for booth selection, sponsorship levels and meeting rooms. The early bird period ends April 6, 2018.  More information, including sponsor forms, can be found by contacting sponsor@opencompute.org

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