Open Compute Project

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.


Sponsor enquiries:
OCP end-user registration link for DCD>Colo+Cloud (must meet criteria):
OCP Business Networking Pass Link for DCD>Colo+Cloud:
OCP Workshop information:
OCP Workshop registration link:


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.


Sponsor enquiries:  
OCP end user registration link for DCD>Zettastructure:
OCP Business Networking Pass link for DCD>Zettastructure:
OCP Engineering workshop information:
OCP workshop registration link:


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.

Sponsor enquiries: 
OCP member end user registration link for DCD>Canada 4.0:
OCP Business Networking Pass link for DCD>Canada 4.0:
OCP Workshop registration link:


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 And contact Jake McNulty at 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 or 281-404-4484.

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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


Amir Michael (OCP Co-founder)


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)


Mark Shaw (Microsoft)

Rack & Power

James Jau (QCT)


Bob Ogrey (AMD)


Doug Bone (Hyve)


Tom Anschutz (AT&T)


Election Timeline



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 with any questions

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