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Next OCP Engineering Workshop 13 August, 2013, in San Jose, Calif.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 · Posted by at 13:30 PM

UPDATE:  This workshop is at capacity and we have closed registration.

The next OCP Engineering Workshop is scheduled for August 13, 2013 at Facebook's leased data center in San Jose, Calif. The all-day workshop follows on the heels of the previous workshop we held at MIT this past May.

The workshops are a great way for everyone in the community to stay more involved with Open Compute. There will be breakout sessions for all of the project tracks and a Solution Provider Workshop. The latter is for solution providers only who can hear about new initiatives that will be rolling out as well as a a discussion on the direction of the program.

To register for the event, visit This page is password-protected; to get the password, please contact Charlie Manese.

Because it's being hosted at Facebook's leased data center in San Jose, their data center team will present during the general session in the morning.


Here's the agenda:

8:00 am – Breakfast and registration
9:00 am – General Session: welcome, Foundation update, Facebook data center team presentation
11:15 am – Project team organization and breakout sessions
Noon – Lunch

Concurrent sessions:

1:00 – 6:00 – Project team breakout sessions (continued)
1:00 – 2:30 – OCP Solution Provider workshop (solution providers only)

Project teams represented will be Network, Open Rack, Motherboard, Storage and Management.

Seats are limited so register today!

We hope to see you at the workshop!

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Characteristics of Low Carbon Data Centers

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 · Posted by at 10:00 AM

A team of researchers including Eric Masanet at Northwestern University, Arman Shehabi at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Jonathan Koomey at Stanford University wrote an article in the current issue of the refereed journal Nature Climate Change, summarizing the key factors affecting the greenhouse gas emissions associated with data centers, and offers suggestions to prioritize how best to reduce those emissions.

Read his post summarizing the article here:

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