Registration Now Open for the Open Compute Project U.S. Summit 2016

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 · Posted by at 12:12 PM

The early bird gets the worm! Registration for the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2016 is now open with special early bird ticket pricing. The Summit will be held on March 9-10, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

This year's event will gather some of the industry's top leaders for two days. Day One will be dedicated to keynote presentations, and Day Two will focus solely on OCP Engineering Workshops. The Open Compute Project was founded four years ago, and with more than 200 members, we continue to see accelerated growth among the thousands of participants working together, in the open, to drive faster innovation in open hardware and software.

Based on popular demand, we're going to prioritize keynotes from industry leaders who emphasize new ideas, concepts, and challenges that haven't been discussed before. This year's attendees will again get the chance to hear from experts, attend technical workshops, and participate in hands-on work.

Engineering Workshops

The Engineering Workshops at the summit will play a pivotal role in the development of what our overarching goals will be for OCP projects in 2016. If you're interested in helping us shape what the future of open hardware looks like, we highly recommend you participate!

We're also aiming to host five U.S. Engineering Workshops outside of the summit in 2016, and the topics discussed during these sessions will help us determine the focus areas for upcoming workshops.

Continued OCP Contribution Growth and Momentum

We wouldn't be anywhere without our community—and the proof is in the specs! Contributions of open hardware are growing in both the OCP Networking and Server groups, and you can check out our current list of OCP projects here to see all the progress for yourself!

The full agenda can be accessed here, and is subject to change.

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Welcoming Nokia to OCP

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 · Posted by at 3:14 AM

Nokia Networks announced that it has joined Open Compute Project (OCP) as a Gold member, and will work with the OCP Foundation to help drive greater efficiencies, flexibility, and scale in the data center with their AirFrame solution.

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The OCP Incubation Committee (IC) is made up of dedicated volunteers and thought leaders who are in, near, and around the data center hardware ecosystem. In March we announced that we would be extending the terms of our volunteer leadership and holding no elections until 2016. However, we now have a vacant seat on the IC and will be holding a special election to fill this seat.  This position will be an interim position until the next election in 3rd quarter 2016.

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The OCP Networking Project members recently met at the OCP Engineering Workshop in Boston, hosted by Fidelity. It was a full day of vibrant discussions that left us feeling excited and optimistic about what's coming next. As we reflect on work done in the past year, a couple of takeaways stand out:

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Today, Penguin announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced that it plans to deploy a series of OCP-inspired high-performance computing clusters designed by OCP solution provider Penguin Computing. The systems will provide additional computing resources for the national laboratories at Los Alamos, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore.

There is still more that can be done to push the industry toward greater efficiency, larger scale, and better flexibility, but today's news showcases the momentum we're seeing from the community and the progress the industry is making toward open hardware.

Looking to get involved with OCP? Find out more here.

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New leadership on the OCP Foundation board

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 · Posted by at 5:47 AM

The OCP Foundation board of directors meets every quarter to review the progress of the community and our direction and goals for the coming quarters. Once every four quarters, these meetings also include the nomination and election of board leadership for the upcoming year.

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The Open Compute Project Foundation will host a series of engineering workshops in 2015 to build and grow the OCP community.  The goals of these workshops include:

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Announcing the New OCP C&I Project Co-Leads

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 · Posted by at 8:44 AM

Earlier, YF Juan announced that he would be stepping down as the OCP C&I Project Leader.  This announcement triggered an OCP special election.  

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Startup firm brings visibility to Open Compute Project hardware performance by collecting and analyzing usage data to help companies get the most from their servers.

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Voting Phase for the OCP C&I Special Election Now Open

Monday, June 15, 2015 · Posted by at 4:24 AM

The voting phase for the OCP C&I Special Election starts today, 15 June and remain open until 26 June at 24:00 (CDT).

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