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The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation would like to introduce a new event to the list of OCP events--OCP Technology Day. An OCP Technology day will focus on enabling software solutions on OCP Hardware.

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2016-2018 Project Lead Election Results

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 · Posted by at 10:18 AM

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation would like to thank all those who participated in this election. We know it’s been a much anticipated result.

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OCP Mascots and Naming Poll

Monday, August 01, 2016 · Posted by at 0:00 AM

At last year’s summit, we introduced a new mascot, OCPete. Characters, or mascots, are a great way to humanize and personalize a brand, and have been used successfully for over a century. We plan to build on this creative tool in order to help tell our ever expanding story.

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Since the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation began almost six years ago, we have seen the community thrive as it continues to be a positive disruption in the data center hardware ecosystem and beyond. The OCP community now includes hundreds of companies and thousands of participants. We've seen more than two dozen new contributions accepted by OCP in just the past year as new companies and industries continue to participate as they consume OCP gear, collaborate with the OCP community and contribute new efficient, flexible, and scalable hardware and software solutions to the OCP ecosystem.

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OCP 2016-2018 Project Lead Elections: Voting Phase Now Open

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 · Posted by at 2:30 AM

The voting phase for the OCP 2016-2018 Project elections starts today, 12 July 2016 and will remain open until 26 July 2016 at 9:00pm (CT). We would like to thank all the past, current and future OCP Project Leads for their willingness to encourage, empower, and inspire the OCP project communities to communicate, collaborate and contribute!

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OCP 2016-2018 Project Lead Elections - Testimonial Phase Open

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 · Posted by at 2:59 AM

The Testimonial Phase of the OCP 2016-2018 Project Lead Elections is now open and the Foundation would like to thank all the nominees.

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Bill and Michael 1We are excited to announce that Bill Carter has joined the Open Compute Project Foundation as chief technology officer. As CTO, Bill's first priority will be to ensure OCP members have a complete and cohesive library of building blocks that can be shared across the Open Rack and 19” EIA rack architectures. He'll also focus on creating more opportunities for sharing tested configuration information and hardware/software deployment recipes in an effort for the whole community to better leverage the learnings from each design, validation test, and deployment.

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Announcing the nominees for the OCP Project Lead elections. The OCP Foundation would like to thank all the nominees who have agreed to run for these seats. The testimonial phase will open tomorrow, 28 June 2016.

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OCP Engineering Workshop Summary

Thursday, June 16, 2016 · Posted by at 12:44 PM

On 2 June 2016, we wrapped our second engineering workshop of the year, in San Jose. We hosted more than 100 attendees from 68 companies, including AT&T, Cumulus, Facebook, Google, and Nokia, at Quanta's San Jose office. Topics of discussion included some of the technical trends and challenges various industries among the OCP community are facing: C&I, Data Center, Networking, Storage, and Telecommunications.

We've provided an overview of key takeaways from a few of our community discussions below.

Telco

After the OCP Telco working group was moved to a top-level project in January, project co-lead Craig White led a collaborative discussion on what it means to bring the culture of openness that OCP offers to data center technologies for telecommunications companies. The discussion touched on how OCP will work with service providers, how ongoing discussions will be formatted, and how the group will prioritize next steps and challenges as we look toward the second half of the year.

Storage

Red Hat: Jacob Shucart, Sr. Cloud Storage Solution Architect, shared his view on what the future of storage will look like for the broader industry, including shifts toward the following:

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