Voting Phase: OCP IC Open Rack Seat Special Elections Begins

Monday, February 01, 2016 · Posted by at 1:07 AM

The voting phase for the OCP Open Rack Incubation Committee (IC) Seat Special election started on 29 January and will remain open until 11 February 2016 at 6:00pm (CT).

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The Open Compute Project (OCP) is building on our past success and creating a new OCP Telco Project focused on data center technologies for telecommunications companies. In parallel, several leading operators and other industry leaders are joining OCP to help drive the project.

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OCP Hardware at SCaLE14x

Thursday, January 21, 2016 · Posted by at 10:43 AM

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Testimonial Phase: OCP IC Open Rack Seat Special Elections Begins

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 · Posted by at 11:20 AM

The Testimonial Phase for the Open Compute Project (OCP) Incubation Committee (IC) Open Rack Seat special election is now open. The nomination phase of this election lasted longer than we expected due the holiday season.  

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Call For Participation: OCP U.S. Summit 2016

Thursday, January 07, 2016 · Posted by at 7:54 AM

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We want you...

... to participate in the OCP U.S. Summit 2016 event which will be held on 9-10 March 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

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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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