Open Compute Project

Join us; registration is now open for a 1-day OCP Engineering Workshop which will take place on 21 July at the University of New Hampshire.

This is a free event and open to the public; however, registration is required. If you would like to attend you can register here.

This Engineering Workshop will focus on the OCP Networking, Storage and HPC projects.  The OCP High Performance Computing (HPC) project will be Foundations newest project and at this event we’ll introduce the project as well as discuss the charter, mission and framework. If you are looking to participate and help drive the future of the OCP Networking, Storage or HPC groups, then the University of New Hampshire is where you need to be on 21 July.  The agenda is still being finalized, but the day will be structured as listed below.  Updates will be posted on the event page so please check back often.

Tentative Agenda

  • 8-9am Registration
  • 9-9:15am - Welcome
  • 9:15 - 12noon - Keynote and joint presentations
  • 12noon - 1pm - Lunch
  • 1pm - 6pm  Breakout sessions (Networking, HPC, Storage)

 

A suggested list of hotels and airports can be found here.

Sponsors

These events are only possible with the help of our sponsors and as such the Foundation would like to thank Fidelity Investments and The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory co-sponsors this event.

Join the discussion!

Do you have a topic, specification, or contribution you or your organization would like to see discussed during this event?  OCP values the community's feedback! Take a moment tell the projects what you want to know more about.  You can send an email to the Networking, HPC, or Storage mailing lists.  If you want to know more about getting involved with OCP,  please contact Amber Graner.

See you in New Hampshire! Don’t forget register today!

(Please note that OCP Engineering Workshops are not open to media. If you're a reporter who has questions about OCP, please email press@opencompute.org)

 

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Starting today, Monday 7 July through Friday 18 July 2014, OCP project members can begin nominating candidates for the project lead positions.  Current project leads are eligible to run for these positions as well.

Seats Available:

  • Compliance and Interoperability
  • Data Center
  • Hardware Management
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Open Rack
  • Networking
  • Server
  • Storage

 

Term:

1 year - Project Leads will serve from August 2014 to August 2015.

Nominations:

Individuals may be self-nominated or can be nominated by another project member.

Those who would like to run for the project lead position should do the following:

1. Make sure you have created a profile on the website and have signed the membership agreement.(If you belong to a member organization make sure you create your profile using your organizational email address)

To create a profile and sign the membership agreement go to www.opencompute.org.  In the upper right hand corner of the screen you will see 'Login/Create An Account' from there please follow the instructions.

2. Once you have created your account and signed the membership agreement (note that by creating this account you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in the membership agreement). If you belong to a corporate member organization, please note that your corporate membership takes precedence over the individual agreement. Click here to nominate yourself or someone you know. Membership status will be verified.  If any issues are found with your nomination an email will be sent before 21 July.

Voting:

In order to vote in these elections, you must go to the OCP website and create an account, by creating this profile you are signing the membership agreement.  If you belong to a member organization then please use your organizational email address. Please note that your corporate membership takes precedence over the individual agreement.

Timeline:

  • 7 July 2014 - Call for Nominations Starts
  • 18 July 2014 - Call for Nominations Ends
  • 21 July 2014 - Publish list 
  • 22 July 2014 -  Testimonial Phase Starts
  • 5 August 2014 - Testimonial Phase Ends
  • 6 August 2014  - Voting Phase Begins
  • 21 August 2014 - Voting Phase Ends
  • 22 August 2014 - New Leads Announced

 

If you are a member of the Facebook page and the various mailing lists you will still need to login and create your account to be eligible to both nominate and to vote in this election. We want all active community members to be able to participate.  

More information on the election process can be found here.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

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The OCP Foundation is pleased to announce the dates for our first international Summit on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31, 2014 at the École Polytechnique in Paris France. Registration is now open!

We have seen enormous growth throughout the project after our last summit in Jan ‘14 .  In addition to our Japan and Taiwan chapters we will be adding localized chapters in Europe, Australia/New Zealand and UAE. The Foundation is also fielding inquiries to add more local chapters throughout the world. The Foundation has added another top level project which brings the total number of chartered projects to 8!

Projects:

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We also want to take this time to inform everyone on the type of events we run and sponsor.  They are outlined below:

  • Summits:  2 day event, 2 per year - The OCP Foundation hosts annual summits where the community meets and discusses the latest developments with OCP. Summits offer a chance to hear from speakers and panels, get the latest announcements, view demonstrations, visit booths, and network with others in the community. We will host one US summit and  one international summit yearly. These events are free to the public, but do require registration. Attending an OCP Summit counts toward your OCP Tiered Membership time requirement. Silver, Gold and Platinum OCP Members will be given discounts on their summit sponsorships.

  • OCP Engineering Workshops:  1 to 1.5 day event, up to 7 per year - The Open Compute Project Foundation hosts a series of engineering workshops each year to build the community by bringing the various OCP projects together to discuss how to increased community participation and stickiness, increase the OCP technology portfolio in depth and breadth of specifications and charters, drive the product-ionization of OCP’s specifications, solidify specification versioning pipeline, release process, naming conventions, take into account/understand the suppliers needs and OCP partners needs, implementation of OCP’s legal framework (CLA’s, OCPHL’s) as well as building out/addressing technologies for new sectors. This 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. Attending an OCP Engineering Workshop 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 money requirement.
  • OCP Community Building: ½ day event, varies per year -  The Open Compute Project Foundation host community building days prior to the launch of a regional community.  These events bring together organizations who are interested in becoming OCP Members and driving a localized chapter.  Discussed at these events are how to get involved in OCP, Tiered Membership, OCPHL’s, spec submissions, certification process and more. These events are free to the public, but do require registration. Attending an OCP Community building 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 money requirement.

  • OCP Meetups:  1 to 3 hours, varies per year - These are informal meetings which can be organized by a community member or project lead.  While technical topics may be discussed, these do not take the place of an engineering workshop are meant to bring the community together in a smaller geographical region. Those attending meetups should not need airfare or hotel rooms to attend.  Attending a community organized meetup does not count toward tiered membership.

  • OCP On the Road:  Varies by event and per year - These are industry events that OCP Foundation Members will be attending and participating by either speaking or staffing a booth. These events will give the community the opportunity to meet and discuss OCP related topics with various OCP Members.  If OCP members are attending an industry event and speaking about their relationship with OCP, contributions to OCP, or helping to staff a booth with OCP credit will be given toward their tiered membership time requirements. In order to receive this credit member organizations will need to let us know at least 2 weeks before the event.

OCP is a community driven project and as such we are always looking for opportunities to bring the community together. None of these events would be possible without you!

We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support as we continue to add engagement opportunities.

Save the Date:

Below is a list of events that we are currently planning for in 2014.

If you or your organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities for any of these events please contact Stephanie Loayza.  If you have topic ideas or want to present at any of these events please contact Amber Graner.

Get Involved

The OCP Foundation has many ways for individuals and organizations to participate in OCP; online project meetings, OCP events, submit a spec, review a spec, read our blog, join our Facebook group, add us to your G+ circles, follow us on Twitter, join our mailings and much more. To find out more about getting involved in OCP, click here.

We hope to see you at the first OCP European Summit on 30-31 October at École Polytechnique. Don’t forget, register today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Project Lead Elections: Testimonial Phase Begins

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 · Posted by at 5:56 AM

The Testimonial Phase of the OCP Project Lead elections is now open and the Foundation would like to thank all the nominees who have agreed to run for these seats.

Leadership of an OCP project is, by far, one of the most important volunteer roles within the OCP ecosystem.

The role of an OCP Project Lead includes (but not limited to):

  • facilitate discussions, both online and in-person, that empower and encourage project participants to communicate, collaborate, and contribute to OCP in an open and transparent manner;
  • support the direction of the Foundation by effectively communicating those goals to their projects through the OCP mailing lists, monthly calls, OCP events and various other tools;
  • drive communication between their projects and the Foundation;
  • work closely with the Foundation to grow the reach of their respective projects and that of the OCP ecosystem;
  • focus on the needs of the project participants, the projects goals, and the OCP Foundation’s goals and philosophies.  

 

In addition the Project Leads must be able to infuse their project with the following traits:

  • strong community leadership
  • world wide collaboration
  • inclusive vs exclusive approach
  • technical excellence
  • focus on innovation

 

As we enter the testimonial phase of this election, we are pleased to announce the following members of our community which have been nominated for the 8 Project Lead seats. All but one project seat is running unopposed.

The following project nominees are running unopposed:

  • C&I - YF Juan (ITRI)
  • Data Center - Jason Schafer (Prompt Critical Group)
  • Hardware Management - Co-leads - Rajeev Agrawala (Goldman Sachs) and Badriddine Khessib (Microsoft)
  • Networking - Co-leads - Omar Baldonado (Facebook) and Carlos Cardenas (UTSA)
  • Open Rack - Co-leads - Co-leads - Steve Mills (Facebook) and Brian Obernesser (Fidelity)
  • Server - Co-leads - Mark Shaw (Microsoft) and John Stuewe (Dell)
  • Storage - Asghar Riahi (Seagate)

 

 The following project will require a vote:

 

Starting today through August 5th you will be able to add a testimonial for your support of the various nominees.  Voting for the HPC seat will begin on August 6th and end on August 21st.  The results of the poll will be announced on August 22nd.

More information about our governance process can be found here.

Again, the Foundation would like to thank all of those who have been nominated.  None of our successes would be possible without the support and participation of you and your organizations.

Get Involved

The OCP Foundation has many ways for individuals and organizations to participate in OCP; online project meetings, OCP events, submit a spec, review a spec, read our blog, join our Facebook group, add us to your G+ circles, follow us on Twitter, join our mailings and much more. To find out more about getting involved in OCP, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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