Open Compute Project

Open Compute Project | Telco Engineering Workshop

May 15, 2017 | Big Communications Event | Austin, TX

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!

The goals of these workshops include:

  • Increasing community participation and stickiness

  • Increasing the OCP technology portfolio; depth and breadth of specifications and charters

  • Driving the product-ionization of OCP's specifications

  • Solidifying specification versioning pipeline, release process and naming conventions

  • Taking into account/understanding the suppliers' needs and OCP partners' needs

  • Implementing OCP's legal framework (CLA and OCPHLs)

  • Building out/addressing technologies for new sectors


The OCP Telco Engineering workshop is free for all attendees, but registration is required. The workshop can be added onto any Big Communications Event pass.

Register here

  • BCE provides complimentary admission for verified employees of service providers, operators, financial & educational institutions, utilities, and government agencies. 
  • OPNFV members will receive complimentary or discounted tickets to the event based on their business demographic. Members use the discount code VIPOCP.
  • Non-qualifying members can receive 30% off all pass types. 


To view live feeds please click on the agenda item:

1:00p - 1:15p   Welcome & Open Remarks   Bill Carter - CTO, Open Compute Project Foundation
1:15p - 1:30p   Carrier Grade Open Rack Architecture (CG-OpenRack-19)   Andrew Alleman - CTO, Radisys
1:30p - 1:45p   What's Next for Open Hardware Standards  

Andrew Alleman - CTO, Radisys
Bill Carter - CTO, Open Compute Project Foundation

1:45p - 2:15p   Commercial Products in the OCP Pipeline   Jeff Sharpe - Senior Strategic Manager, Network & Communications Product Portfolio,ADLINK
Andrew Alleman - CTO, Radisys
2:15p - 2:45p   CANCELED: Panel Discussion: Telco/Operator Sourcing Models & Ecosystem   Panel
2:45p - 3:15p   Community Updates: POC's, Deployments & Disaggregation   Tom Anschutz - Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, AT&T
Jeff Sharpe - Senior Strategic Manager, Network & Communications Product Portfolio,ADLINK
Andrew Alleman - CTO, Radisys
3:15p - 3:30p    BREAK    
3:30p - 4:00p   Open Hardware Specifications from AT&T   Tom Anschutz - Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, AT&T
4:00p - 4:30p   Universal CPE (uCPE)   Tom Anschutz - Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, AT&T
4:30p - 5:00p   CANCELED: Closing Remarks    




OCP would like to thank the following member companies for sponsoring this event:


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OCP Event Participation Waiver

We are an open community whose mission is to foster collaboration innovation in and around the datacenter environment. This cannot be possible if those participating fear that if they use any of the knowledge or ideas obtained during collaborative sessions (in person, over the phone, webinars, etc.) they may face the threat of claims to the ideas shared. Therefore, we require strict adherence to the following principles:

By providing feedback during this event, 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.

We are planning on videotaping this session in order to be more inclusive to Open Compute Community of contributors who are not attending.

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