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OCP Mascots and Naming Poll

Monday, August 01, 2016 · Posted by at 0:00 AM

At last year’s summit, we introduced a new mascot, OCPete. Characters, or mascots, are a great way to humanize and personalize a brand, and have been used successfully for over a century. We plan to build on this creative tool in order to help tell our ever expanding story.

 

OCPete now has a friend, and we need your help in giving her a name! Our new mascots are passionate about sharing and working together. Their mission is to help make it possible for more organizations to consume OCP gear, collaborate with the OCP community and contribute new efficient, flexible, and scalable hardware and software solutions to the OCP ecosystem. You may also see OCPete and his new friend around our website offering assistance from time to time so keep an eye out for them!

 

OCP Characters

 

So click on the following link to select your choice for OCPete’s new friend. Thanks!

 

OCP members help the OCP Foundation and community in many ways and we’d like to extend a special thank you to Cumulus Networks for helping make these mascots a reality.

 

To help us name OCPete’s friend go to:

OCP Mascots and Naming Poll

 

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You’re invited!

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation looks forward to seeing everyone at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) on 10 August 2016 from 8am to 5pm.  The Engineering Workshop (EW)is free to attend, but registration is required.  

This workshop will focus on Data Center, Networking, Open Rack and Telcos.  We will also have members of the OCP Foundation on site to go over various community topics on OCP Participation, Membership, Contribution Process and more if needed.

What is an OCP Engineering Workshop?

Each year the OCP Foundation hosts a series of Engineering Workshops (EW) to help grow the OCP community.  The goals of these workshops include:

  • Increase community participation
  • Increase the OCP technology portfolio
  • Drive the product-ionization of OCP’s specifications  
  • Solidify specification versioning pipeline, release process, naming conventions
  • Understand the OCP supplier and member needs
  • Implement OCP’s legal framework (CLAs, Licensing, Membership and more)
  • Build out/address technologies for new sectors

The OCP EWs are meant to be working sessions that should be technical in nature and are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities--C&I, Data Center, Hardware Management, HPC, Networking, Open Rack, Server, Storage and Telco-- 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 EWs 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. If you are an OCP Member then attending an OCP Engineering Workshop also counts toward your OCP Tiered Membership time requirement. Those organizations who sponsor an OCP Engineering Workshop will be credited with a percentage of their sponsorship toward their tiered membership financial requirement.

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.

Registration

The focus areas for this workshop will be Data Center, Networking, Open Rack and Telco with the possibility (if needed) for OCP Community sessions. Again, this is a free event and open to the public, but registration is required; please register HERE.   Space is limited, but there are still a few seats available.

Please note:  If you are a member of the press and will be attending this event, please let us know when you pick up your badge. 

Agenda*

*Please note agenda is subject to change

Time

Topics

Location and Information

8:00a - 9:00a

Registration/Breakfast

Great Hall - Come early, pick up your badge and network with other attendees.

9:00a - 9:15a

Welcome and Introductions

Lecture Hall - Amber Graner, Operations Director and Community Manager, OCP Foundation

 

9:15a - 9:30a

UNH Presentation

David Woolf, Data Center Initiatives Lead, UNH-IOL and OCP C&I Project Co-Chair

9:30a-10:30a

Contribution Process Updates and General Questions and Feedback                                                                                                                                         

Bill Carter, OCP CTO to present on Contribution Process updates; OCP Staff and Project Leads to take questions from the audience if time allows.

10:30a - 10:45a                                                            

BREAK

 

10:45a - 12:00p

Google and Facebook to present on the proposed 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard.

This presentation will kick of the community discussion around the proposed changes and inclusions for Open Rack Standard v2.0. Click here to review the proposed spec prior to the workshop.

12:00p - 1:00p

LUNCH

 

1:00p - 2:30p                                                     

Project Group Breakouts

Rooms will be assigned the event and based on number of participants per breakout

 

Open Rack/Telco

Google/Facebook to continue the joint discussion of 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard and gather input from the Telco community.

AT&T MicroOLT update (Tom Anschutz) 15 mins

 

Orange update on OCP work and timeline for submissions (Jeremy Huylebroek) 15 mins

 

Debrief & Open discussion OCP Telco Operator meeting in Seoul + outcomes (Daniel Chang) 45 Mins

 

Data Center

(15 - 30 min): Open discussion on Scope of the project (from hardware and software perspective)

(30 min): Open discussion on specification priorities as a group (both existing as well as any not in the works that we may want to add). The ultimate goal of this is submission / publishing

(30-45 min): Discuss specifications/submissions that are still in "review" phase that people need to look at, comment on, and finalize.

Target of this should be divide and conquer (specify volunteers to review and comment each spec) and as a group come up with rough target dates for review finalization and ultimate submission to the IC.

Objective Deliverables for Engineering Workshop: For each spec currently in "Review", a list of volunteers to review and a target date for feedback / finalization.




 

Networking

Tour of UNH-IOL Facilities - David Woolf, UNH-IOL (Have you seen what a tier 1 testing facility looks like?  Join us in exploring the new digs at UNH-IOL.)

2:30p - 2:45p

BREAK

 

2:45p - 5:00p

Project Group Breakouts

Continued

 

Open Rack/Telco

Google/Facebook to continue the joint discussion of 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard and gather input from the Telco community.

Initiatives operators agreed on driving – Panel discussion incl. Q&A – (Verizon, SKT, DT, others) around 90 min
CG-OpenRack-19 Specification review (Radisys) 45 mins

 

Data Center

(1 hr+): Charter Development - Review what has already been done and work to finalize.

Objectives:

Preliminary outline of what to include / take out / add and ideally some volunteers on who will take the first crack at those sections.

Method of submission, review, and final aggregation of the charter sections. At present this is in a single doc but this may not be the best way to accomplish it in an open source environment.

(30 min): Open Discussion -Open to anyone who may want to present a topic to this group; however, topics must be sent to the group via the mailing list for review prior to the workshop.

 

Networking

CMI/OOM - Finisar - The Common Module Interface/Open Optical Monitoring is an OCP project that defines a common interface for NOS vendors. This talk will focus on what's next for CMI/OOM as new interfaces and capabilities are explored.

Programmable Pipeline for ASICs  - Prem Jonnalagadda, Barefoot Networks and Cavium Networks

Designing next generation ASICs is tedious with plenty of trade offs that must be considered up front (buffers, table sizes, protocol support, and port-to-port latency, etc...).  What if that wasn't the case?  What if the end user had the ability to reprogram the ASIC for their solution?  In this talk, we will explore why a programmable pipeline was chosen over the traditional model and which applications can best utilize them.

Campus, Branch, and Wireless Update - Canonical and others - Did you know there's more than data center networking going on in OCP?  Join us for the latest update from our CBW sub-group and take a sneak peek of Snappy on wireless APs.

Standard check in for project updates - Various - Missed out on the latest project call(s)?  No worries, we'll perform our standard 'role call' of where the various projects/efforts are at.

Venue

University of New Hampshire

Peter T. Paul College
10 Garrison Ave
Durham, New Hampshire

PARKING: please park in the Mill Road Visitor Lot - you will receive a code in advance of the workshop to use for free parking at the automated kiosk.

MAP/DIRECTIONS to Mill Road Visitor Lot:

Google Map to Parking
UNH Map w/Parking
UNH Mobile App

Directions from Mill Road Visitor Lot to Peter T. Paul College: once you park go to the far side of the parking lot and take a right onto Quad Way, (the Memorial Union Building will be in front of you).  At the intersection of Quad Way and Main Street, cross the street and take a left heading up Main Street.  Take your first right onto Garrison Avenue and enter the Paul College through the main entrance facing Main Street.

Airports

Hotels

The following is a list of hotels near the venue:  

Sponsors

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The OCP workshops are made possible by the support of our members as we’d like to offer a special thank you to the UNH and its Interoperability Lab (IOL) as well as Fidelity Investments for making this event possible.

Video

Networking Session (Afternoon)

Telco Session (Afternoon)

 Open Rack Session (Afternoon)

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.

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

 

 

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The OCP Incubation Committee (IC) is made up of dedicated volunteers and thought leaders who are in, near, and around the data center hardware ecosystem. We now have a vacant seat on the IC and will be holding a special election to fill this seat.  This position will be an interim position until the next election in June 2017, when the next regular IC Election is held.

Special Circumstance

If an OCP IC Member resigns from their position prior to the end of the term or if they can no longer fulfill their duties then the OCP project community will vote on the interim IC member to fill the vacant seat until the next scheduled election.

Special Elections

Bill Carter stepped down from his position as the OCP Data Center project representative on the IC when he became the OCP CTO. We appreciate all his hard work and dedication to not only the OCP IC and the Data Center project, but to the Foundation as well.  Starting today, 7 September 2016 through 21 September 2016, we will be taking nominations for this position.

Timeline

7 September - 21 September

Nomination Phase*

22 September - 6 October

Contact Nominees

7 October - 21 October

Testimonial Phase

24 October - 7 November

Voting Phase

8 November

Results Announced

 * all nominations are subject to eligibility verification.

 

By participating as a member of the OCP IC you will be responsible for reviewing all contributions that are submitted to the OCP Foundation. You will work closely with the OCP Community Manager, OCP Project Leads and the contributor to make sure all contributions are a fit for the goals and missions of the OCP Foundation.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the OCP Foundation and it’s community while advancing the mission and goals of the Foundation.

Roles and Responsibilities of an IC Member

As noted above this is a special election to elect an interim OCP Data Center representative to the IC. To understand what is required of these positions please take a moment to review the roles and responsibilities of these positions.

  • Help shape new projects
    • Provide guidance and feedback to incubated projects
    • Proactively provide lightweight feedback
    • Ensure OCP principles are embodied in specifications
    • Ensure specifications contribute meaningful value
  • Vote on new specifications
  • Work with and encourage project chairs to bring new specs to IC
  • Ensure proper functionality of the IC
  • Participate in IC meetings (every six weeks)

 

Nomination Process

Eligibility:

  • Individual must belong to an OCP Silver, Gold or Platinum Tiered Member organization.

 

Exceptions:

  • Silver Members can hold no more than 1 leadership position at a time.
  • Gold Members can hold no more than 2 leadership positions at a time.
  • Platinum Members can hold no more than 3 leadership positions at a time.
  • No one person can hold more than one leadership position at a time.

(If an organizational member is nominated and this nomination would cause the organization to go over its membership level limit then that individual and organization will be contacted prior to the names being released)

The Nominations Phase will end at 5pm Central on 21 September 2016.

APPLY TODAY!

Only submissions added to this webform will be accepted.  No personal emails will be accepted as eligible submissions. As the nominations are reviewed, nominees will be contacted by the OCP Community Manager to make sure they would like to accept the nomination and to provide a short bio and and headshot.

To nominate yourself or someone else click here.

Terms

The interim OCP Data Center Project representative to the IC will hold this seat until the regular scheduled elections in June 2017.

Testimonial Phase

Eligibility: Any community member can add a positive endorsement to any nominee. During this phase of the election each nominee will have a page on the website which will include a picture, a bio and information on why they want to sit on the IC. This page is where the community will be allowed to endorse each nominee. While only OCP Silver, Gold and Platinum Tiered Members can vote on the nominees the testimonial phase is open to any member of the community. (Please note all comments will be moderated and only positive endorsements will be allowed. Any negative or inappropriate comments will be deleted.)

Voting Phase

Eligibility: Only OCP Silver, Gold and Platinum Tiered Members and the OCP Foundation Board will be eligible to vote. Silver Members and Board Members will be given 1 voting key, Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys and Platinum Members will be given 3 voting keys.  Between now and 21 October 2016, the OCP Community Manager will be contacting the point of contact for each Silver, Gold and Platinum member to determine who from each organization will be sent keys. Qualifying memberships must be current as of 21 October 2016 in order to vote.  Each key is tied to an email address and can not be shared.  

Again, many thanks to Bill Carter and all those willing to serve in an OCP volunteer leadership role.  Good luck to all those who will be putting their names forward for this special election.

If you have any questions please email Michael Schill or Amber Graner.

More information about Tiered Membership can be found at: http://www.opencompute.org/community/get-involved/tiered-membership/

 

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OCP Networking Technology Day - March 7, 2017

Friday, February 03, 2017 · Posted by at 3:57 AM

Are you looking to learn more about the great work being done in the OCP Networking Project in the current ecosystem of open hardware and software? Come to a FREE Technology Day to see demonstrations of proven deployments in data center, enterprise and campus wi-fi by Open Networking vendors.

What to expect:

  • Open Networking vendors (hw/sw) demonstrating proven deployments in data center, enterprise and campus

  • Hardware is either OCP or Open Networking (ON) based (i.e. running ONIE)

  • Software includes OCP, Open Source, and Commercial

 

"This will be a great opportunity for the OCP Networking Project group members to get together, see some networking tech, have some food and drink, and strengthen our community."   - Scott Emery, OCP Networking Project Co-Chair

 

Join us for this free and informative social gathering including appetizers, beverages, music and more! This is a great way to kick off the OCP U.S. Summit 2017 on March 8th & 9th at the Santa Clara Convention Center!

Again, this is a free event and open to the public, but registration is required; please register HERE.   Space is limited, but there are still seats available.

Please note:  If you are a member of the press and will be attending this event, please let us know when you pick up your badge. 

 

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 technology day, 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*

*Agenda Subject to Change (We will continue to update the agenda on this blog post and the event page as we finalize with each presenter)

TIME         TOPIC            INFORMATION        
4:30-5:00p   Badge Pickup      
5:00-5:10p   Welcome    Bill Carter, OCP CTO  
 5:10-5:20p    Delta Presentation   Delta Americas Representative  
5:20-7:30p   Demo Tours + Happy Hour      

 

VENUE: Delta - 46101 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

 

OCP would like to thank Delta Americas for sponsoring this event.

 

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