Last year, the OCP Summit opened its doors to nearly 3,000 people and 88 members. We spoke of hardware and solutions that were available in ONE PLACE and that various industries were investing in open technologies and in OCP.


This year, with over 175 active members and 75 unique HW and SW products on the OCP Marketplace, OCP is Open. For. Business. Our Marketplace is showcasing not only open specifications (for switches, racks, servers, etc) but also OCP Accepted™ and OCP Inspired™ products available from one of our many Solution Providers. If you haven’t already, check out our Marketplace and see where you can design, build or purchase your very own OCP Solution. Find out how to recognize OCP product with our Product Recognition Program….


Early Bird Registration ends on January 20th, so take advantage of the discount and register today! General Registration will still be open until the day of the event. Click here to register now. 

2018 Summit Highlights

On Day 1 (March 20th) we have a stunning lineup of keynote speakers that will be bringing their unique perspectives to our Community, including networking and security.  Speakers like Andreas Bechtolsheim and Aneesh Chopra will provide insight and their expertise on where the future of open technology is headed and the balance required to collaborate in an open environment. Members like Facebook, Microsoft and Intel will share their stories and experiences with you. Please go to the Keynote Blog Post and check out the details!


For Day 2 (March 21st), OCP has organized over 120 in-depth engineering workshops that will give an update on current projects. Some will announce new products, others will share specifications, still others are looking for input from you on initiatives they are working on. OCP relies on collaboration from our Community, so get involved. Bring your ideas, your opinions and your expertise!


Over the next few weeks OCP will be going through each of the Project tracks and providing more details on their respective charter and associated activities in each workshop. Stay tuned!

There are still a few sponsor and exhibit opportunities available, but they are going fast. If your organization would like to attend and have a meaningful presence from which to collaborate with the industry’s best and brightest, learn more here.




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OCP Summit Track News

Thursday, February 01, 2018 · Posted by at 16:00 PM

As part of our ongoing effort to keep our OCP Community updated, we are going to be running a blog series called "OCP Summit Track News."

Each week, we will blog about one or more of the tracks at the upcoming OCP Summit (March 20-21st @ San Jose Convention Center). The information is intended to help you decide which track(s) would be best for you and your colleagues. Please register, if you haven't already, and spread the word. I encourage you to go to our Summit Schedule Page and read about all the tracks and plan your time, taking advantage of all the great speakers and topics. 
So here we go - 

Tracks 1- 3 Power, OpenRack and Advanced Cooling (hosted by RACK & POWER Project Group)

December was the one year anniversary of the release of OpenRack 2.0 Specification.  The community-driven specification, along with the leadership of Google and Facebook engineers,  introduced the option of 48VDC distribution, clarified interoperability and standardization of the 12VDC power shelf,  and added sections to cover battery backup options.   For the 2018 OCP Summit, the RACK & POWER project leads have created 3 tracks, giving summit attendees options to hear and discuss the technical aspects and ongoing work in the areas of power, cooling and mechanical.

The POWER track kicks off a joint session with the HPC project where Pengiun Computing, an early adopter of OpenRack, will explore the benefits of standardization of the AC power shelf.  The track will also cover rectifier design, power capping and scheduling with battery backup modules, and 48VDC efficiency.   

Similarly, the OPENRACK tracks will kick off this afternoon track with a discussion and recommendations for OpenRack profiles.   The track will also discuss how to achieve NEBS compliance, a look at Google’s adapter options, and insight from Rittal on rack optimization.   

The OpenRack specification defines interoperability while allowing for plenty of future innovation. Along with power efficiency, various cooling approaches are supported by the architecture. A new track this year is focused on ADVANCED COOLING.  Alibaba, the sixth largest internet company in the world, along with 3M, a global provider of industrial chemicals, and Wiwynn, a web-scale provider of OCP equipment, will each share the advances and innovation being achieved in data center cooling.    


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