New members on the Open Compute Project Foundation team

Monday, April 21, 2014 · Posted by at 11:03 AM

We’re excited to welcome two new additions to the Open Compute Project Foundation staff: Stephanie Loayza and Hugh Blemings.

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Incubation Committee Election Process Extended

Monday, March 31, 2014 · Posted by at 9:37 AM


We are extending the Incubation Committee (IC) process by two weeks and updating the time for each phase of the IC Election Process to the following:

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Highlights from OCP Networking Workshop

Friday, March 28, 2014 · Posted by at 8:01 AM

Following the fifth Open Compute Summit earlier this year, a lot of people in the community are excited about the recent progress in the OCP networking project. At the conference, we held a keynote panel, moderated by Facebook’s Najam Ahmad, discussing how to open up network hardware.

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I have some exciting news to share: The Open Compute Project Foundation board has voted to expand to include two new members. Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft, and Jason Taylor, Director of Infrastructure at Facebook, have joined the board effective immediately. I recently left Facebook to pursue a new OCP-related startup opportunity, and will remain on the board as an independent. The board has also voted to retain me as the president and chairman of the foundation.

The Open Compute Project continues to gain momentum, and Bill and Jason will be great additions to the community's leadership. Together we will continue to accelerate the pace of innovation in this industry and to make datacenter technologies more open, more efficient, and more sustainable.Expanding the OCP Foundation Board

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OCP Hackathon Winner: The Codeless Hack

Friday, March 14, 2014 · Posted by at 3:04 AM

Our second blog post about the OCP Summit’s hardware hackathon comes from Derek Jouppi and Andrew Andrade who are interns at Facebook and won the hack with a new design for the Open Rack V2’s Battery Backup Unit.

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Call for nominations - OCP Incubation Committee 2014-2015 Term

Monday, March 10, 2014 · Posted by at 9:51 AM

Update:  The timelines and eligibilty requiments have been updated.

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Faster, Leaner, Smarter, Better Data Centers

Friday, March 07, 2014 · Posted by at 1:30 AM

Four years ago, Facebook broke ground on its first greenfield data center project in Prineville, Oregon. In the years since, we’ve deployed six iterations of that design, culminating in the first building currently under construction at our new campus in Altoona, Iowa. With facilities around the world, we constantly challenge ourselves to improve our data center designs to maximize efficiency, reduce material use, and speed up build times.

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OCP Hackathon Winner: Adaptive Storage

Thursday, March 06, 2014 · Posted by at 9:05 AM

For the last three OCP Summits, engineers with a passion for open source technologies and hardware have come together for a 24-hour hackathon where they work nonstop in a competition to create the best hack. This year, three teams won the hackathon, and two of them will share their experiences on the OCP blog. Here’s the first blog post from Ron Herardian, who provides more detail about his team’s winning project.

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Request for Comment - OCP Hardware License Agreement

Monday, February 24, 2014 · Posted by at 12:46 PM

As announced at Summit V, OCP is now adding new hardware licensing option for our contributors.

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Join us in Macau - OCP Workshop - Registration Open

Thursday, February 20, 2014 · Posted by at 9:36 AM

The Open Compute Project Foundation would like to extend an invitation to join us at our upcoming OCP Workshop which is being co-located with Linaro Connect on 5-6 March in Macau, SAR.

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