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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.

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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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New OCP Incubation Committee for 2017-2019 Announced

Monday, August 14, 2017 · Posted by at 10:13 AM

The Voting Period for the 2017-2019 Incubation Committee (IC) has ended.

The Open Compute Project Foundation would like to thank all of the nominees who ran in this election. Below are the new Incubation Committee members for 2017-2019.

If you would like to find out more about each of the newly elected IC members, please click on their names to be taken to their respective pages.

For more information on the election process, click here

2017- 2019 Incubation Members

Chair

Amir Michael (OCP Co-founder)

Vice-Chair 

Eran Tal (Facebook)

Compliance & Interoperability (C&I)

Chad Somerlot (Rackspace)

Data Center

Jason Schafer (Google)

Hardware Management

John Leung (Intel)

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Amber Graner (Snaproute)

Networking

Mark Shaw (Microsoft)

Rack & Power

James Jau (QCT)

Server

Bob Ogrey (AMD)

Storage

Doug Bone (Hyve)

Telco

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)

 

Election Timeline

Date

Action

14 June

Call for Nominations Opens

19 July

Call for Nominations Closes

21 July

List of Nominees Published

24 July

Voting Phase Starts

11 August

Voting Phase Ends

14 August

New IC Announced

 

Please email Michael Schill michael@opencompute.org with any questions

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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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