OCP 2018 U.S. Summit – Call for Participation

Thursday, November 02, 2017 · Posted by at 17:28 PM

The OCP 2018 U.S. Summit will be held on March 20 & 21 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. Registration will open on Monday, November 6. OCP Summit attendees, including engineers to C-level executives, come from around the globe and represent the technology, telecom, enterprise, finance, government, and consulting sectors.

Do you want to help shape the future of OCP and influence the next generation datacenter? If so, we have the following speaking opportunities available:

Keynote Sessions

The foundation will choose three keynote sessions from the submissions.  These timeslots are ideal opportunities to announce your company’s open source contributions in cloud computing technologies and contributions to the open source community. Please be advised that OCP encourages these sessions to be informational, educational, and/or collaborative in nature; should benefit the community; and are based on OCP tenets. The selection committee will prioritize these types of sessions over ones that take a more commercial or advertising approach.

Engineering Workshop Sessions

Each of the nine OCP chartered projects will hold a workshop where new technologies are shared and community driven specifications are discussed.   Organizations wishing to contribute a product or specification can use these sessions to socialize their ideas and seek collaboration partners.  Some of the workshop topics will be a continuation of topics being covered in the projects’ monthly calls, and new topics and product concepts will be introduced.    All submissions for one of the engineering workshops will be reviewed and prioritized by the OCP Project leads and IC committee. 


OCP Project Example Content
Certification & Interoperability Building a knowledge base for tested hardware and software, expanding the OCP marketplace to share knowledge.  
Datacenter Best practices for efficient design and operations.
Hardware Management Adoption of management standards (e.g. Redfish), establishing OCP profiles for hardware, community collaboration on OpenBMC.
High Performance Computing A new community to enable adoption of OCP technologies and products by the HPC segment and low latency computing.
Networking Open sourced leaf and spine switchgear, disaggregation of the hardware and innovation with network processing.   Includes open sourced software for switchgear (e.g. ONIE, SONiC, ONL) and collaboration opportunities with other network focused software projects (e.g. Linux Foundation sub-projects).
Rack & Power All mechanical and power related topics and standards that effect OpenRack, CG-OpenRack-19, 12VDC & 48VDC, and BBU features.
Server All server and compute node hardware for OpenRack, CG-OpenRack-19, Olympus, and mezzanine cards.   This project also covers GPU and FPGA accelerator products & common interfaces.
Storage Storage appliances, includes new API’s for efficient cloud storage.
Telcos Open sourced carrier and cable provider products (e.g. disaggregated access, CPE, passive optical networking). Also covers collaboration work and opportunities with other organizations such as TIP, CORD, & ONL.


To submit your talk for review, please complete our survey by clicking here.

The deadline to submit is Friday, December 1.


Executive Tracks & EXPO Hall Sessions(available to sponsors only)

Tell your story!   This is your opportunity to announce new products, share your organization’s open source  contributions in cloud computing technologies,  or talk about the work your company is doing across the open source community.

Executive Tracks & Expo Hall Sessions are tied to sponsorships. If you are interested in these, please click here to review the sponsorship prospectus. Send inquiries to sponsor@opencompute.org.

Important Dates:

Dec 1 - Call for Participation Submission Deadline
Jan 4 – Speakers Notified
Feb 6 – Slides Due for Review (must use OCP provided template)
March 5 – Final Slides Due

Please note, OCP reserves the right to cancel any talks which the slides are not received by the deadline above or which do not use the required OCP template.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Participation or the OCP Summit, please contact Kali Burdette, Meeting & Event Manager, at kali@opencompute.org.


About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, and 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.


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OCP Releases Agenda for Telco Engineering Workshop at TIP Summit

Thursday, November 02, 2017 · Posted by at 21:14 PM

November 8 – 9, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

The TIP Summit 2017 is the place to collaborate with Telecom Infra Project members and continue to develop new approaches to transforming telecom networks. See the latest innovations on the expo floor. Hear thought-provoking keynotes and insightful technical presentations from BT, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Reliance Jio and Telefonica.

The OCP Telco Project will host an Engineering Workshop November 9th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The OCP community can register to attend the TIP Summit for free, and can register individually here using the following code: HKMBM62C (spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis).





Nov 9

10:00 - Noon

Great America Meeting Room 1

OCP Telco Workshop

  • Work on UCPE Specs  (2hrs)
  • ODMs can bring their products and have a display in the room.


Speakers: Tom Anschutz, Jeff Catlin

Nov 9

Noon – 1:00



Nov 9

1:00 – 1:20

Great America Meeting Room 1

Update on OCP Telco, Call for Participation

Speaker: Tom Anschutz, AT&T

Nov 9

1:30 – 3:00

Great America Meeting Room 1

Birds of a Feather TIP Software Stack for OCP Hardware

Nov 9


End of Conference

Times and locations may change.


For those who are not able to attend in person, we will be live streaming the entire Workshop. Use this link to register and attend.


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Registration Now Open for OCP 2018 U.S. Summit

Monday, November 06, 2017 · Posted by at 21:11 PM

Registration for the OCP 2018 U.S. Summit is now open! The Summit will be held on March 20 & 21 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. OCP Summit attendees, including engineers to C-level executives, come from around the globe and represent the technology, telecom, enterprise, finance, government, and consulting sectors.

Click here to visit the Summit website, view event details, and register online.


OCP U.S. Summit 2018 Fees

Early Bird Registration     Ends Saturday, January 20 @ 11:59pm PDT     $300 USD
General Registration        Ends Monday, March 19 @ 11:59pm PDT         $400 USD
Onsite Registration          Tuesday, March 20 & Wednesday, March 21     $500 USD

Summit Schedule Overview

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time       Event
7:30am - 9:00am   Breakfast / Expo Opens
7:30am - 7:30pm   Registration Open
9:00am - 11:30am   Keynotes (Sponsor Expo Closed) 
11:30am - 2:00pm   Lunch (Sponsor Expo Reopens)
11:45am - 5:30pm   Expo Hall Stage Talks
2:00pm - 5:30pm   Executive Tracks
5:30pm - 7:00pm   OCP Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time   Event
 8:00am - 9:00am   Breakfast / Expo Opens
 8:00am - 12:00pm   Registration Open
 8:45a - 12:00pm   Engineering Workshops
 9:00am - 10:00am   Expo Hall Stage Talks
 12:00pm - 1:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm   Engineering Workshops
3:00pm   Summit Ends


Click here to view information regarding travel and accommodation. 


If you have any questions regarding the OCP Summit, please contact Kali Burdette, Meeting & Event Manager, at kali@opencompute.org.

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One year ago, Microsoft announced Project Olympus, Microsoft’s next generation cloud hardware design which will power the Azure hyper-scale cloud, one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructure running in over 100 datacenters worldwide. Since joining OCP in 2014, Microsoft has shared the same server and datacenter designs that they deploy around the world and the OCP community has been able to take advantage of Microsoft’s innovations to improve performance, efficiency, power consumption and cost. Today, the first wave of Project Olympus specifications and design details are now available on the OCP Marketplace. Project Olympus products will soon be available and listed on the marketplace. 

The Open Compute Project marketplace is a one-stop Marketplace to open sourced specifications, designs, and products. Products that carry the OCP Accepted™ recognition comply 100% with an OCP-accepted specifications and design files are open sourced and available. Products that carry the OCP Inspired™ recognition comply 100% with an OCP-accepted specification and are available from a Gold, Silver or Platinum member of OCP. All OCP products on the marketplace meet three or more of the OCP tenets of efficiency, openness, impact & scale. 

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