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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.

 

OCPete now has a friend, and we need your help in giving her a name! Our new mascots are passionate about sharing and working together. Their mission is to help make it possible for more organizations to consume OCP gear, collaborate with the OCP community and contribute new efficient, flexible, and scalable hardware and software solutions to the OCP ecosystem. You may also see OCPete and his new friend around our website offering assistance from time to time so keep an eye out for them!

 

OCP Characters

 

So click on the following link to select your choice for OCPete’s new friend. Thanks!

 

OCP members help the OCP Foundation and community in many ways and we’d like to extend a special thank you to Cumulus Networks for helping make these mascots a reality.

 

To help us name OCPete’s friend go to:

OCP Mascots and Naming Poll

 

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You’re invited!

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation looks forward to seeing everyone at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) on 10 August 2016 from 8am to 5pm.  The Engineering Workshop (EW)is free to attend, but registration is required.  

This workshop will focus on Data Center, Networking, Open Rack and Telcos.  We will also have members of the OCP Foundation on site to go over various community topics on OCP Participation, Membership, Contribution Process and more if needed.

What is an OCP Engineering Workshop?

Each year the OCP Foundation hosts a series of Engineering Workshops (EW) to help grow the OCP community.  The goals of these workshops include:

  • Increase community participation
  • Increase the OCP technology portfolio
  • Drive the product-ionization of OCP’s specifications  
  • Solidify specification versioning pipeline, release process, naming conventions
  • Understand the OCP supplier and member needs
  • Implement OCP’s legal framework (CLAs, Licensing, Membership and more)
  • Build out/address technologies for new sectors

The OCP EWs are meant to be working sessions that should be technical in nature and are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities--C&I, Data Center, Hardware Management, HPC, Networking, Open Rack, Server, Storage and Telco-- to come together to work on the goals and set the direction of each project as it supports the mission and vision of the OCP Foundation. 

These EWs are designed to encourage, empower, and inspire the OCP community to communicate, collaborate and contribute! These events are free to the public, but do require registration. If you are an OCP Member then attending an OCP Engineering Workshop also counts toward your OCP Tiered Membership time requirement. Those organizations who sponsor an OCP Engineering Workshop will be credited with a percentage of their sponsorship toward their tiered membership financial requirement.

Since we encourage our contributing members to share their specifications and designs for the community to provide input to them prior to their final release it is important to remember that by providing feedback during this workshop, whether in written or oral form, you (and your organization if you are attending on behalf of an organization) grant OCP and its members the irrevocable rights to use the feedback for any purpose without further obligation to you.

Registration

The focus areas for this workshop will be Data Center, Networking, Open Rack and Telco with the possibility (if needed) for OCP Community sessions. Again, this is a free event and open to the public, but registration is required; please register HERE.   Space is limited, but there are still a few seats available.

Please note:  If you are a member of the press and will be attending this event, please let us know when you pick up your badge. 

Agenda*

*Please note agenda is subject to change

Time

Topics

Location and Information

8:00a - 9:00a

Registration/Breakfast

Great Hall - Come early, pick up your badge and network with other attendees.

9:00a - 9:15a

Welcome and Introductions

Lecture Hall - Amber Graner, Operations Director and Community Manager, OCP Foundation

 

9:15a - 9:30a

UNH Presentation

David Woolf, Data Center Initiatives Lead, UNH-IOL and OCP C&I Project Co-Chair

9:30a-10:30a

Contribution Process Updates and General Questions and Feedback                                                                                                                                         

Bill Carter, OCP CTO to present on Contribution Process updates; OCP Staff and Project Leads to take questions from the audience if time allows.

10:30a - 10:45a                                                            

BREAK

 

10:45a - 12:00p

Google and Facebook to present on the proposed 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard.

This presentation will kick of the community discussion around the proposed changes and inclusions for Open Rack Standard v2.0. Click here to review the proposed spec prior to the workshop.

12:00p - 1:00p

LUNCH

 

1:00p - 2:30p                                                     

Project Group Breakouts

Rooms will be assigned the event and based on number of participants per breakout

 

Open Rack/Telco

Google/Facebook to continue the joint discussion of 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard and gather input from the Telco community.

AT&T MicroOLT update (Tom Anschutz) 15 mins

 

Orange update on OCP work and timeline for submissions (Jeremy Huylebroek) 15 mins

 

Debrief & Open discussion OCP Telco Operator meeting in Seoul + outcomes (Daniel Chang) 45 Mins

 

Data Center

(15 - 30 min): Open discussion on Scope of the project (from hardware and software perspective)

(30 min): Open discussion on specification priorities as a group (both existing as well as any not in the works that we may want to add). The ultimate goal of this is submission / publishing

(30-45 min): Discuss specifications/submissions that are still in "review" phase that people need to look at, comment on, and finalize.

Target of this should be divide and conquer (specify volunteers to review and comment each spec) and as a group come up with rough target dates for review finalization and ultimate submission to the IC.

Objective Deliverables for Engineering Workshop: For each spec currently in "Review", a list of volunteers to review and a target date for feedback / finalization.




 

Networking

Tour of UNH-IOL Facilities - David Woolf, UNH-IOL (Have you seen what a tier 1 testing facility looks like?  Join us in exploring the new digs at UNH-IOL.)

2:30p - 2:45p

BREAK

 

2:45p - 5:00p

Project Group Breakouts

Continued

 

Open Rack/Telco

Google/Facebook to continue the joint discussion of 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard and gather input from the Telco community.

Initiatives operators agreed on driving – Panel discussion incl. Q&A – (Verizon, SKT, DT, others) around 90 min
CG-OpenRack-19 Specification review (Radisys) 45 mins

 

Data Center

(1 hr+): Charter Development - Review what has already been done and work to finalize.

Objectives:

Preliminary outline of what to include / take out / add and ideally some volunteers on who will take the first crack at those sections.

Method of submission, review, and final aggregation of the charter sections. At present this is in a single doc but this may not be the best way to accomplish it in an open source environment.

(30 min): Open Discussion -Open to anyone who may want to present a topic to this group; however, topics must be sent to the group via the mailing list for review prior to the workshop.

 

Networking

CMI/OOM - Finisar - The Common Module Interface/Open Optical Monitoring is an OCP project that defines a common interface for NOS vendors. This talk will focus on what's next for CMI/OOM as new interfaces and capabilities are explored.

Programmable Pipeline for ASICs  - Prem Jonnalagadda, Barefoot Networks and Cavium Networks

Designing next generation ASICs is tedious with plenty of trade offs that must be considered up front (buffers, table sizes, protocol support, and port-to-port latency, etc...).  What if that wasn't the case?  What if the end user had the ability to reprogram the ASIC for their solution?  In this talk, we will explore why a programmable pipeline was chosen over the traditional model and which applications can best utilize them.

Campus, Branch, and Wireless Update - Canonical and others - Did you know there's more than data center networking going on in OCP?  Join us for the latest update from our CBW sub-group and take a sneak peek of Snappy on wireless APs.

Standard check in for project updates - Various - Missed out on the latest project call(s)?  No worries, we'll perform our standard 'role call' of where the various projects/efforts are at.

Venue

University of New Hampshire

Peter T. Paul College
10 Garrison Ave
Durham, New Hampshire

PARKING: please park in the Mill Road Visitor Lot - you will receive a code in advance of the workshop to use for free parking at the automated kiosk.

MAP/DIRECTIONS to Mill Road Visitor Lot:

Google Map to Parking
UNH Map w/Parking
UNH Mobile App

Directions from Mill Road Visitor Lot to Peter T. Paul College: once you park go to the far side of the parking lot and take a right onto Quad Way, (the Memorial Union Building will be in front of you).  At the intersection of Quad Way and Main Street, cross the street and take a left heading up Main Street.  Take your first right onto Garrison Avenue and enter the Paul College through the main entrance facing Main Street.

Airports

Hotels

The following is a list of hotels near the venue:  

Sponsors

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The OCP workshops are made possible by the support of our members as we’d like to offer a special thank you to the UNH and its Interoperability Lab (IOL) as well as Fidelity Investments for making this event possible.

Video

Networking Session (Afternoon)

Telco Session (Afternoon)

 Open Rack Session (Afternoon)

About OCP:  

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

Find out more about you can participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate

 

 

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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. 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 June 2017, when the next regular IC Election is held.

Special Circumstance

If an OCP IC Member resigns from their position prior to the end of the term or if they can no longer fulfill their duties then the OCP project community will vote on the interim IC member to fill the vacant seat until the next scheduled election.

Special Elections

Bill Carter stepped down from his position as the OCP Data Center project representative on the IC when he became the OCP CTO. We appreciate all his hard work and dedication to not only the OCP IC and the Data Center project, but to the Foundation as well.  Starting today, 7 September 2016 through 21 September 2016, we will be taking nominations for this position.

Timeline

7 September - 21 September

Nomination Phase*

22 September - 6 October

Contact Nominees

7 October - 21 October

Testimonial Phase

24 October - 7 November

Voting Phase

8 November

Results Announced

 * all nominations are subject to eligibility verification.

 

By participating as a member of the OCP IC you will be responsible for reviewing all contributions that are submitted to the OCP Foundation. You will work closely with the OCP Community Manager, OCP Project Leads and the contributor to make sure all contributions are a fit for the goals and missions of the OCP Foundation.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the OCP Foundation and it’s community while advancing the mission and goals of the Foundation.

Roles and Responsibilities of an IC Member

As noted above this is a special election to elect an interim OCP Data Center representative to the IC. To understand what is required of these positions please take a moment to review the roles and responsibilities of these positions.

  • Help shape new projects
    • Provide guidance and feedback to incubated projects
    • Proactively provide lightweight feedback
    • Ensure OCP principles are embodied in specifications
    • Ensure specifications contribute meaningful value
  • Vote on new specifications
  • Work with and encourage project chairs to bring new specs to IC
  • Ensure proper functionality of the IC
  • Participate in IC meetings (every six weeks)

 

Nomination Process

Eligibility:

  • Individual must belong to an OCP Silver, Gold or Platinum Tiered Member organization.

 

Exceptions:

  • Silver Members can hold no more than 1 leadership position at a time.
  • Gold Members can hold no more than 2 leadership positions at a time.
  • Platinum Members can hold no more than 3 leadership positions at a time.
  • No one person can hold more than one leadership position at a time.

(If an organizational member is nominated and this nomination would cause the organization to go over its membership level limit then that individual and organization will be contacted prior to the names being released)

The Nominations Phase will end at 5pm Central on 21 September 2016.

APPLY TODAY!

Only submissions added to this webform will be accepted.  No personal emails will be accepted as eligible submissions. As the nominations are reviewed, nominees will be contacted by the OCP Community Manager to make sure they would like to accept the nomination and to provide a short bio and and headshot.

To nominate yourself or someone else click here.

Terms

The interim OCP Data Center Project representative to the IC will hold this seat until the regular scheduled elections in June 2017.

Testimonial Phase

Eligibility: Any community member can add a positive endorsement to any nominee. During this phase of the election each nominee will have a page on the website which will include a picture, a bio and information on why they want to sit on the IC. This page is where the community will be allowed to endorse each nominee. While only OCP Silver, Gold and Platinum Tiered Members can vote on the nominees the testimonial phase is open to any member of the community. (Please note all comments will be moderated and only positive endorsements will be allowed. Any negative or inappropriate comments will be deleted.)

Voting Phase

Eligibility: Only OCP Silver, Gold and Platinum Tiered Members and the OCP Foundation Board will be eligible to vote. Silver Members and Board Members will be given 1 voting key, Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys and Platinum Members will be given 3 voting keys.  Between now and 21 October 2016, the OCP Community Manager will be contacting the point of contact for each Silver, Gold and Platinum member to determine who from each organization will be sent keys. Qualifying memberships must be current as of 21 October 2016 in order to vote.  Each key is tied to an email address and can not be shared.  

Again, many thanks to Bill Carter and all those willing to serve in an OCP volunteer leadership role.  Good luck to all those who will be putting their names forward for this special election.

If you have any questions please email Michael Schill or Amber Graner.

More information about Tiered Membership can be found at: http://www.opencompute.org/community/get-involved/tiered-membership/

 

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OCP Networking Technology Day - March 7, 2017

Friday, February 03, 2017 · Posted by at 3:57 AM

Are you looking to learn more about the great work being done in the OCP Networking Project in the current ecosystem of open hardware and software? Come to a FREE Technology Day to see demonstrations of proven deployments in data center, enterprise and campus wi-fi by Open Networking vendors.

What to expect:

  • Open Networking vendors (hw/sw) demonstrating proven deployments in data center, enterprise and campus

  • Hardware is either OCP or Open Networking (ON) based (i.e. running ONIE)

  • Software includes OCP, Open Source, and Commercial

 

"This will be a great opportunity for the OCP Networking Project group members to get together, see some networking tech, have some food and drink, and strengthen our community."   - Scott Emery, OCP Networking Project Co-Chair

 

Join us for this free and informative social gathering including appetizers, beverages, music and more! This is a great way to kick off the OCP U.S. Summit 2017 on March 8th & 9th at the Santa Clara Convention Center!

Again, this is a free event and open to the public, but registration is required; please register HERE.   Space is limited, but there are still seats available.

Please note:  If you are a member of the press and will be attending this event, please let us know when you pick up your badge. 

 

Since we encourage our contributing members to share their specifications and designs for the community to provide input to them prior to their final release it is important to remember that by providing feedback during this technology day, whether in written or oral form, you (and your organization if you are attending on behalf of an organization) grant OCP and its members the irrevocable rights to use the feedback for any purpose without further obligation to you.

 

Agenda*

*Agenda Subject to Change (We will continue to update the agenda on this blog post and the event page as we finalize with each presenter)

TIME         TOPIC            INFORMATION        
4:30-5:00p   Badge Pickup      
5:00-5:10p   Welcome    Bill Carter, OCP CTO  
 5:10-5:20p    Delta Presentation   Delta Americas Representative  
5:20-7:30p   Demo Tours + Happy Hour      

 

VENUE: Delta - 46101 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

 

OCP would like to thank Delta Americas for sponsoring this event.

 

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OCP US Summit 2017 - And Now A Word About Our Sponsors!

Monday, March 06, 2017 · Posted by at 11:31 AM

OCP Summit 2

The 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit is less than a week away.  We're excited to see over 2,000 attendees from around the globe preparing to attend the most highly anticipated OCP event to date.  

The continued support and participation of our Summit Sponsors play a major part in furthering the vision of the Open Compute Project, and as such we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and say "Thank You" to all those who help make these events possible.

The OCP Summit is a great way to network and meet other people and companies with the same interest in changing the data center ecosystem through the power of open source. Find out how you can Consume OCP gear, Collaborate with the OCP Community and Contribute to the OCP ecosystem.

Where will you find these sponsors?  In addition to their expo hall booths, be sure to seek out Platinum Sponsors in the opening keynotes.  Our Executive Talks are given by our Platinum and Gold sponsors and on the Expo Hall stage you'll find our Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors. We also have an amazing 40 hour line-up of Engineering Workshops on Day 2.

Take a look at the agenda and register today for the 2017 OCP Summit.  Register today to avoid paying a higher registration fee onsite.

Platinum Sponsors for the 2017 OCP Summit

 

Facebook logo OCP2       Intel logo OCP3     Microsoft logo OCP4  



Gold Sponsors for the 2017 OCP Summit:

 Delta 300x300      FlexLogo1        HPE Logo3         HYVE logo OCP3
             
 Marvell Technology Group logo   resizedimage19866 seagate2015 2c horizontal pos    resizedimage19872 Everspan Logo LG    


Silver Sponsors for the 2017 OCP Summit:

  resizedimage19647 AMD E Blk RGB     resizedimage19964 apmLogo     ec networks W80cm 300dpi3     resizedimage19965 HGST Logo H 4C Black1
             
InspurLogo3   resizedimage19857 liteon tm transparent tagline   resizedimage199153 Mellanox logo   resizedimage19929 Panasonic logo 2
             
QCT 250   resizedimage19985 wiwynn        

 

Bronze Sponsors for the 2017 OCP Summit:

Amax     CIG     Cavium     Cumulus
             
DellEMC   GEIST   Screenshot 2017 03 05 11.55.16   Micron
             
MuRata   Nokia   Penguin   RITTAL RGB W Lands3
             
Schneider   SK   Vertiv    

 

Copper Sponsors for the 2017 OCP Summit: 

3M      Screenshot 2017 03 05 13.03.48      BelPower     Centec2
             
Eoptolink   Gigalight   ITOCHU   Metaswitch
             
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resizedimage20064 RedHat Logo RH CMYK Default 2   resizedimage19634 UEC Starline cmyk   resizedimage19964 T 03 01 Rd Wh    

 

Start-Up Sponsors for the 2017 OCP Summit:

apstra logo vertical rgb copy    ASRock    resizedimage19881 Barefoot Text Logo Blue    resizedimage19968 Liqid full identity BLK    resizedimage19954 Nephos logo std
                 
resizedimage19738 TidalScale                

  

Non-Profit Sponsors for the 2017 OCP Summit:

 

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For more information about the 2017 OCP Summit, or to see an agenda, please visit the OCP Summit website.

 

 

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The 2017 OCP US Summit will be held on 8-9 March at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Summit brings together key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers, suppliers and more under one roof to help grow, drive and support the open hardware ecosystem in near and around the data center and beyond.

Looking to hear exciting announcements from those contributing to OCP?  Then Day 1 of the Summit is for you!  Day 1 promises an informative lineup of talks where attendees will get a chance to hear from our Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors on the Keynote, Executive and Expo Hall stages.  You’ll also get a chance to stop by these sponsors’ booths after their talks and continue the conversation. Check out the list of sponsors at summit.opencompute.org

Want to know more about how you or your organization can get involved and contribute to the growth of the OCP community by collaborating with our projects and contributing to the Foundation? Then Day 2 of the Summit and the OCP Engineering workshops are just for you!  This year we have 8 Engineering Workshop Tracks where you can participate and help drive the conversation--those tracks are as follows:

Project Olympus, a sub-group of the OCP Server Project, which is lead and contributed by Microsoft, is the only sub-group to have it’s own dedicated track. This sub-group is applying the release early, release often principle of open source software to hardware design and innovation. You can find the specs and designs for this subgroup on in the OCP Github repository.  You can find out more about participating in this sub-group by subscribing to its mailing list.

Networking 1 and 2, the OCP Networking Project, is one of our fastest growing projects with over 2,000 subscribers in its mailing list and over 20 contributions to the Foundation. This project continues to drive innovation and collaboration around Networking Technology.  This year Networking has 2 rooms and over 10 sessions for attendees to choose from. You can find out more about participating in this project by subscribing to its mailing list.

Open Rack (48v) and Data Center, the OCP Open Rack and Data Center Projects will be sharing this track.  The morning will start off with a review of the Open Rack Spec that includes the addition of the 48v Rack that Google and Facebook have been working to contribute. In addition to this review there will be 4 more presentations that focus on the 48v option. After lunch the topic switches to the Data Center where attendees can participate in discussion that focus on Facilities Requirements of Deploying OCP Racks, Pod Based Data Center Architectures and more. You can find out more about participating in these project by subscribing to their respective mailing list. (Open Rack, Data Center)

Server, the OCP Server Project track will have eight (8) sessions that focus on topics such as OCP Mezzanine NIC 2.0 and beyond, 1S Server Platform, Dr. Know - a new high performance compute accelerator, Facebook Next Generation 2S server, AVA - NVMe m.2 in scale out storage, SmartNIC Data Plane Acceleration and Reconfiguration in OCS servers for Data Center Operators, Zaius & Barreleye G2: the 48v Google / Rackspace OpenPOWER Platform, and Flexible GPU expander. You can find out more about participating in this project by subscribing to its mailing list.

Hardware Management, The OCP Hardware Management Project fills out its track with sessions that will cover OpenBMC, Hardware Lifecyle as Scale, An Overview of Facebook's Manufacturing Test Framework, Rack management interface on the Radisys DCEngine Platform, HW Management SW Agents in Hyperscale Datacenter Systems and more. You can find out more about participating in this project by subscribing to its mailing list.

Storage, The OCP Storage Track begins with presentations from Facebook with talks such as, Facebook Lightning Update and Lessons Learned and Facebook's Next Generation Storage Server Design.  The continues with All Flash Array in Rack Scale Architecture, Software-Defined Storage architectures on Open Compute, Sharing NVME within OCP at Local Drive Performance, Next Generation HDDs in the Datacenter and OpenDrive Qualification. You can find out more about participating in this project by subscribing to its mailing list.

Telco, The OCP Telco Project will have a full line up as well. In this track you can expect to dive deep into the the following topics: Specification for OCP - Telecom Sled, 5G: Redefining the Telco Data Center, Delivering Carrier-Grade OCP to Telco Data Centers, OCP Technology Trial Results for Telco Infrastructure, High Temperature Datacenter Hardware, Applying Cloud Principles to Hardware Drivers, and Open Access. You can find out more about participating in this project by subscribing to its mailing list.

The OCP Engineering Workshops lineup of 40 hours and almosts 80 talks and topics is incredible. As a reminder you will be available to register on-site on 8-9 March; however, ticket prices will increase if you wait, so what are you waiting for - register today and be part of the future of OCP.

The full agenda can be found at: http://www.opencompute.org/ocp-u.s.-summit-2017/agenda/

If you’re going to be at the event and looking for mobile view you can go to: ocpussummit2017.sched.com/mobile

 









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Upcoming OCP Incubation Committee Elections

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 · Posted by at 5:05 AM

The OCP Incubation Committee elections are about to begin.

The timeline for the elections is as follows:

 

  • June 7th - June 14th: Informational Period

  • June 14th - July 5th: Nomination & Testimonial Period

  • July 5th - July 19th: Voting Period

  • July 24th: New Incubation Committee Announced

  • August 10th, 2017: First IC Meeting with new IC Members

 

What is the OCP Incubation Committee?

 

The Incubation Committee reviews and approves all new specs which are submitted to the OCP Foundation for inclusion. The IC meets every 6 weeks, and calls are open to the public (although we ask that only invited participants speak during these calls).

The IC Chair and Vice-Chair positions are appointed by the OCP Foundation Board, and are not up for election.

The nine (9) IC seats that mirror the nine (9) OCP Projects are elected positions. These are the positions which are up for election at this time.

Voting in the IC Election

A poll will be created for each of the nine seats that has more than one person running for that seat. The individuals who have been identified to vote on behalf of the member organization will be sent an email for each seat needing a vote.

 

IC Nomination Process

 

Only individuals from a Silver, Gold or Platinum Tiered Member organization in good standing are eligible to be nominated for an IC position. Nominations can be sent to elections@opencompute.org or to michael@opencompute.org

 

During the Nomination and Testimonial Period, the community may leave testimonials in support of a candidate. Information on how to post a testimonial will be posted on the OCP Blog and can also be found by emailing elections@opencompute.org or to michael@opencompute.org

 

IC Voting Process

To vote in an IC election an organization must be a Silver, Gold or Platinum Tiered Member.

Based on the organization's Tiered membership level it will be given a set number of voting keys. The members organization will determine which individuals the keys will be sent to. The Foundation will reach out to the point of contact listed on its membership agreement to confirm who will be sent the voting keys. Silver members will receive 1 key; Gold members will receive 2 keys; Platinum members will receive 3 keys.

More information on the voting process for the IC can be found at: http://www.opencompute.org/wiki/Governance/ICVoting

 

Who is eligible to vote in the IC elections?

  • The OCP Foundation Board

  • OCP Silver Corporate Level Members

  • OCP Gold Corporate Level Members

  • OCP Platinum Level Members

 

Voting Keys

Voting keys are tied to unique email addresses and can NOT be transferred.

The OCP Foundation Board - Each OCP Foundation Board member receives 1 voting key each. This key is separate from the Organization keys and is not included in the organization count.

  • OCP Silver Level Tiered Members - Each OCP Silver Corporate Level Member will receive 1 voting key. This means 1 person from a Silver level member organization can vote.

 

  • OCP Gold Level Tiered Members - Each OCP Gold Corporate Level Member will receive 2 voting keys. This means 2 people from a Gold level member organization can vote.

  • OCP Platinum Level Tiered Members - Each OCP Platinum Corporate Level Member will receive 3 voting keys. This means 3 people from a Gold level member organization can vote.

 

How Do Members Receive Voting Keys?

The point of contact for each Silver, Gold, or Platinum level Tiered Member in good standing will receive an email asking who gets the keys for that organization. When the voting phase starts those individuals identified by the member organization will be sent an email with voting instructions and a link to the ballot. Individuals can be added at anytime while the voting phase and poll is open.

If you have any questions regarding the IC election process please reach out to michael@opencompute.org

 

About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, and Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

 

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The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation is pleased to announce the call for nominations to serve on the OCP Incubation Committee (IC). There are nine seats available for the OCP Incubation Committee. These nine seats correspond with the nine OCP Projects:

  • Compliance and Interoperability

  • Data Center

  • Hardware Management

  • HPC

  • Networking

  • Rack & Power

  • Server

  • Storage

  • Telco

 

Please note that the OCP Incubation Committee Chair and Vice-Chair are not elected positions. They are appointed by the OCP Board of Directors.

 

Since the Open Compute Project Foundation is not a pay to play organization, the OCP Project Leads, Incubation Committee and other elected positions play an integral part in our mission, and will help to shape the future of the Foundation.

 

By participating as a member of the OCP IC you will be responsible for reviewing all contributions that are submitted to the OCP Foundation. You will work with both the project leads and the contributor to make sure all contributions are a fit for the goals and missions of the OCP Foundation.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the OCP Foundation and it’s community while advancing the mission and goals of the Foundation.

Nomination Process

Eligibility:

  • Individual must belong to an OCP Silver, Gold or Platinum Corporate Member organization.

  • If individual is participating on own then said individual must show sustained contribution and must be approved by the OCP Foundation as individual OCP Community Thought Leader.

Exceptions:

  • Silver Members can hold no more than 1 leadership position at any given point in time.

  • Gold Members can hold no more than 2 leadership positions at any given point in time.

  • Platinum Members can hold no more than 3 leadership positions at any given point in time.

  • No one person can hold more than one leadership position at any given point in time.

 (If an organizational member is nominated and this nomination would cause the organization to go over its membership level limit then that individual and organization will be contacted prior to the names being released)

 

Call for nominations ends at 11:59pm PST on 4 July 2017.

APPLY TODAY!

Only submissions added to this webform will be accepted.  No personal emails will be accepted as eligible submissions. As the nominations are reviewed, nominees will be contacted by OCP staff to make sure they would like to accept the nomination and to provide a short bio/headshot for their testimonial page.

 

To nominate yourself or someone click here.

IC Positions

As noted above there are nine seats available on the IC.  To understand what is required of these positions please take a moment to review the roles and responsibilities of these positions.

 

  • Attend all the IC meetings (every 6 weeks, most are dial-in meetings, but a few will be in person).

  • Attend the bi-annual leadership sprints (travel required, OCP does not typically reimburse for travel expenses)

  • Review and provide feedback on all contributions within the allocated timeline (usually 1 week)

  • Cast a vote on all submissions by the stated deadline

  • Receive support from the operations specialist

  • Regularly attend the monthly project call for your assigned project

  • Set yearly goals for the project and review progress to goals with the PL and community, take necessary corrective action to meet those goals

  • Ensure OCP principles are embodied in specifications

  • Ensure specifications contribute meaningful value

  • Help shape new projects

  • Oversee one of the OCP chartered projects:

  • Assure PL is engaged with the community

  • Assure PL is holding monthly project meetings with agenda provided beforehand and notes provided afterwards

  • Plan regular engineering workshops

  • Keep the project charter current and make changes as necessary

 

Testimonial Phase

Eligibility: Any community member can add a positive endorsement to any nominee. During this phase of the election each nominee will have a page on the website which will include a picture, a bio and information on why they want to sit on the IC. This page is where the community will be allowed to endorse each nominee. While only Gold and Platinum members can vote on the nominees, the testimonial phase is open to any member of the community. (Please note all comments will be moderated and only positive endorsements will be allowed. Any negative comments will be deleted.)

Voting Process

Eligibility: Only Gold and Platinum OCP Corporate Members and the OCP Foundation Board will be eligible to vote. Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys and Platinum Members will be given 3 voting keys.  Between now and 5 July 2017, the OCP staff will be contacting the point of contact for each Gold and Platinum member to determine who from each organization will be sent keys.  Each key is tied to an email address and can not be shared.  

 

Timeline

Date

Action

14 June

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Opens

5 July

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Closes

5 July

Publish List of Eligible Nominees to Wiki and Website

5 July

Voting Phase Starts

19 July

Voting Phase Ends

24 July

New IC Announced

 

If you have any questions please contact Michael Schill

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OCP Incubation Committee Elections - Nomination Period Extended!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 · Posted by at 12:13 PM

The Open Compute Project Foundation is extending the Nomination Period for the 2017 Incubation Committee Elections.

The Nomination Period will now extend until 11:59pm PST on July 19th, 2017.

To nominate yourself or someone else click here.

Updated Timeline

Date

Action

14 June

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Opens

19 July

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Closes

21 July

Publish List of Eligible Nominees to Wiki and Website

24 July

Voting Phase Starts

11 August

Voting Phase Ends

14 August

New IC Announced

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation is pleased to announce the call for nominations to serve on the OCP Incubation Committee (IC). There are nine seats available for the OCP Incubation Committee. These nine seats correspond with the nine OCP Projects:

  • Compliance and Interoperability

  • Data Center

  • Hardware Management

  • HPC

  • Networking

  • Rack & Power

  • Server

  • Storage

  • Telco

Please note that the OCP Incubation Committee Chair and Vice-Chair are not elected positions. They are appointed by the OCP Board of Directors

Since the Open Compute Project Foundation is not a pay to play organization, the OCP Project Leads, Incubation Committee and other elected positions play an integral part in our mission, and will help to shape the future of the Foundation.

By participating as a member of the OCP IC you will be responsible for reviewing all contributions that are submitted to the OCP Foundation. You will work with both the project leads and the contributor to make sure all contributions are a fit for the goals and missions of the OCP Foundation.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the OCP Foundation and its community while advancing the mission and goals of the Foundation.

Nomination Process

Eligibility:

  • Individual must belong to an OCP Silver, Gold or Platinum Corporate Member organization.

  • If an individual is participating on their own then said individual must show sustained contribution and must be approved by the OCP Foundation as an individual OCP Community Thought Leader.

Exceptions:

  • Silver Members can hold no more than 1 leadership position at any given point in time.

  • Gold Members can hold no more than 2 leadership positions at any given point in time.

  • Platinum Members can hold no more than 3 leadership positions at any given point in time.

  • No one person can hold more than one leadership position at any given point in time.

(If an organizational member is nominated and this nomination would cause the organization to go over its membership level limit then that individual and organization will be contacted prior to the names being released).

Call for nominations ends at 11:59pm PST on 19 July 2017.

APPLY TODAY!

Only submissions added to this webform will be accepted.  No personal emails will be accepted as eligible submissions. As the nominations are reviewed, nominees will be contacted by OCP staff to make sure they would like to accept the nomination and to provide a short bio/headshot for their testimonial page.

To nominate yourself or someone else click here.

IC Positions

As noted above there are nine seats available on the IC.  To understand what is required of these positions please take a moment to review the roles and responsibilities of these positions.

  • Attend all the IC meetings (every 6 weeks, most are dial-in meetings, but a few will be in person).

  • Attend the bi-annual leadership sprints (travel required, OCP does not typically reimburse for travel expenses)

  • Review and provide feedback on all contributions within the allocated timeline (usually 1 week)

  • Cast a vote on all submissions by the stated deadline

  • Receive support from the operations specialist

  • Regularly attend the monthly project call for your assigned project

  • Set yearly goals for the project and review progress to goals with the PL and community, take necessary corrective action to meet those goals

  • Ensure OCP principles are embodied in specifications

  • Ensure specifications contribute meaningful value

  • Help shape new projects

  • Oversee one of the OCP chartered projects:

  • Assure PL is engaged with the community

  • Assure PL is holding monthly project meetings with agenda provided beforehand and notes provided afterwards

  • Plan regular engineering workshops

  • Keep the project charter current and make changes as necessary

Voting Process

Eligibility: Only Silver, Gold and Platinum OCP Corporate Members and the OCP Foundation Board of Directors will be eligible to vote. Silver Members will be given 1 voting key, Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys and Platinum Members will be given 3 voting keys.  Between now and 19 July 2017, the OCP staff will be contacting the point of contact for each Silver, Gold and Platinum member to determine who from each organization will be sent keys. Each key is tied to an email address and cannot be shared.  

If you have any questions please contact Michael Schill 

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OCP Incubation Committee Nominees Announced

Monday, July 24, 2017 · Posted by at 11:43 AM

The Nomination Period for the 2017 Incubation Committee (IC) has ended. Below are the nominees, listed alphabetically by Project and their last name. If only one candidate is listed, that candidate will run unopposed.

If you would like to find out more about each nominee, please click on their names to be taken to their respective pages.

Reminder: only Silver, Gold & Platinum members are allowed to vote in Incubation Committee elections. The listed point of contact for each member organization will receive their unique voting key and will have until August 11, 2017 to cast their votes.

 

For more information on the election process, click here

Compliance & Interoperability (C&I)

Chad Somerlot (Rackspace)

Data Center

Jason Schafer (Google)

Hardware Management

John Leung (Intel)

Chilung Wang (ITRI)

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Amber Graner (Snaproute)

Phil Pokorny (Penguin)

Networking

Mark Shaw (Microsoft)

Rack & Power

James Jau (QCT)

Server

Lance Lee (Lenovo)

Bob Ogrey (AMD)

Storage

Doug Bone (Hyve)

Telco

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)

Harrison Doung (Verizon)

Craig White (Nokia)

Matt Jacobs (Penguin)

 

Election Timeline

Date

Action

14 June

Call for Nominations Opens

19 July

Call for Nominations Closes

21 July

List of Nominees Published

24 July

Voting Phase Starts

11 August

Voting Phase Ends

14 August

New IC Announced

 

Please email Michael Schill michael@opencompute.org with any questions

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New OCP Incubation Committee for 2017-2019 Announced

Monday, August 14, 2017 · Posted by at 10:13 AM

The Voting Period for the 2017-2019 Incubation Committee (IC) has ended.

The Open Compute Project Foundation would like to thank all of the nominees who ran in this election. Below are the new Incubation Committee members for 2017-2019.

If you would like to find out more about each of the newly elected IC members, please click on their names to be taken to their respective pages.

For more information on the election process, click here

2017- 2019 Incubation Members

Chair

Amir Michael (OCP Co-founder)

Vice-Chair 

Eran Tal (Facebook)

Compliance & Interoperability (C&I)

Chad Somerlot (Rackspace)

Data Center

Jason Schafer (Google)

Hardware Management

John Leung (Intel)

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Amber Graner (Snaproute)

Networking

Mark Shaw (Microsoft)

Rack & Power

James Jau (QCT)

Server

Bob Ogrey (AMD)

Storage

Doug Bone (Hyve)

Telco

Tom Anschutz (AT&T)

 

Election Timeline

Date

Action

14 June

Call for Nominations Opens

19 July

Call for Nominations Closes

21 July

List of Nominees Published

24 July

Voting Phase Starts

11 August

Voting Phase Ends

14 August

New IC Announced

 

Please email Michael Schill michael@opencompute.org with any questions

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OCP Engineering Workshops @ DCD Colo & Cloud - Videos are live!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 · Posted by at 9:41 AM

The Open Compute Project held a series of engineering workshops on September 25th, 2017 co-located with the DCD Colo & Cloud event in Dallas TX.

The videos and presentations from this event are now live!

Datacenter

Video

Agenda:

Welcome


Robert Bunger, (OCP Project Lead) Schneider Electric

Review of Colocation Facility Guidelines for OCP Racks


Robert Bunger, (OCP Project Lead) (Schneider Electric

Colocation Facility Assessment Process


Robert Bunger, (OCP Project Lead) Schneider Electric

Comparing an OCP data center using Romonet Site Analysis Tool (Slides)


Zahl Limbuwala, Romonet

Color Coded Cabling Proposal (Slides)


Michael Bailey, Fidelity

Liquid Cooled Data Center Review - Alibaba (Slides)


David Wu, Alibaba

Hardware Management

Video

Agenda:

Welcome and General update


Bernie Meier (Ericsson) and Norman James (IBM), OCP Project Co- Leads

With John Leung (Intel), Incubation Committee Representative

Panel Discussion on OpenBMC

 


Bill Carter (OCP CTO), Chris Austen (IBM), Sai Dasari (Facebook), John Leung (DMTF), James Mihm (Intel), Rick Altherr (Google), Bryan Kelly (Microsoft)

Moderator: Archna Haylock, OCP Community Director

OpenBMC  @ IBM (Slides)


Norman James (IBM), Chris Austen (IBM)

OpenBMC @ Microsoft (Slides)


Ali Larijani  (Microsoft)

OpenBMC @ Facebook (Slides)


Eran Tal, OCP IC Vice-Chair (Facebook), Sai Dasari (Facebook)

OpenBMC @ Intel (Slides)


James Mihm (Intel)

OpenBMC @ Google


Rick Altherr (Google)

Redfish OCP Interoperability Profile Review (Slides)


Jeff Autor (HPE)

Rack & Power

Video

Agenda:

Welcome (Slides)


Steve Mills, OCP Rack and Power Project Co-lead (Facebook)

Open Rack Standard V2 specification proposal:  ‘Independent Busbar’ (Amphenol Slides) (Rittal Slides)


Derek Winsor, (Rittal)

Michael Wingard, (Amphenol)

Justin Knott Field, (Amphenol)                                                            

BarKlip 48V IT Gear Connector (Slides)


Skip Fry, (Amphenol)

Review Proposed Changes to Open Rack Specification 2.0: (Slides)


Steve Mills, OCP Rack and Power Project Co-lead (Facebook)

Antony Ren, (Delta Electronics)

Review Specification Proposal:  True 3-phase 380 – 480 Vac to 48Vdc Power Shelf (Slides)


Paul Smith, (GE Industrial Solutions)

Overview of Flatpack-:  Adapting 12V IT gear to 48V Open Rack (Slides)


Nate Klein, (Google)

Scott McCauley, (Google)

Community Driven Discussion of the Power Shelf Specification Roadmap


Steve Mills, OCP Project Co-lead (Facebook)

Server & Mezz Card

Video

Agenda:

Welcome and General update


Jia Ning, Facebook

Project Olympus update (Slides)


Mark Shaw, Microsoft

Overview of OCP NIC 3.0 status (Slides)


Jia Ning, Facebook

Mezz 3.0 Specification - Thermal considerations (Slides)


John Fernandes and Yueming Li, Facebook

Mezz 3.0 Specification - Mechanical update (Slides)


Joshua Held, Facebook

Mock-up review and demo


Joshua Held, Facebook

Connector Update (Slides)


TE

Connector Update (Slides)


Amphenol

Dell – EMC update (Slides)


Jon Lewis, Dell-EMC

Pinout discussion (Slides)


Jia Ning, Facebook

NIC Management (Slides)


Hemal Shah, Broadcom

 

Telco

Video

Agenda:

Welcome (Slides)


Tom Anschutz, OCP Incubation Committee Representative (AT&T)

PON XGS Spec (Slides)


Tom Anschutz, OCP Incubation Committee Representative (AT&T)

XGS Design & Device (Slides)


Jeff Catlin (Accton/Edgecore)

GPON - NGPON2 Interest (Slides)


Tom Anschutz, OCP Incubation Committee Representative (AT&T)

Use of FPGAs (Slides)


Tom Anschutz, OCP Incubation Committee Representative (AT&T)

AT&T 24 Port PON Spec (Slides)


Sumitra Bhojan (AT&T)

PON Fiber Distribution Hub (Slides)


Earl Pope (AT&T)

G.fast 16 Port DPUs: Sckipio, Broadcom (Slides)

Common Wiring Adaptation Module (Slides)


Sumitra Bhojan (AT&T)

G.fast Single Port DPU (Slides)


Mark Shostak (AT&T)

UCPE Update on spec (Slides)


John Gibbons (AT&T)

UCPE Expansion Card (Slides)


John Gibbons (AT&T)

UCPE x86 Next steps (Slides)


John Gibbons (AT&T)

Accton/Edgecore UCPE (Slides)


Jeff Catlin (Accton/Edgecore)

Silicom-USA UCPE (Slides)


Steve Yates

UCPE Arm Spec (Slides)


Tom Anschutz, OCP Incubation Committee Representative (AT&T)/John Gibbons (AT&T)

ARM/SOC Presentation (Slides)


Bob Monkman (ARM), Manya Rastogi (NXP)

UCPE Arm Device (Slides)


Guy Ellis (Traverse)

TIP Engagement (Slides)


Martin Rehwald (TIP)

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Tom Anschutz, OCP Incubation Committee Representative (AT&T)/ Archna Haylock, OCP Community Director

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 YOU can help lead the OCP Community!

The OCP Community is an ever evolving, innovating and thriving community. However, we now have special circumstances requiring a special election. In this case, our HPC Community requires your help. Both our project leads have left their current companies and moved on to do amazing things at their new companies. Given their new ventures are taking them in a different direction, they have opted to step down from their leadership roles. This group is now in need of a new Project Lead(s).

Special Circumstances

If an OCP project lead resigns from their position prior to the end of the term or if they can no longer fulfill their duties then the OCP project community will vote on the interim project lead.

Special Elections

Manoj Roge and Devashish Paul have announced their resignations as the HPC project co-leads.  We appreciate all their hard work and dedication to not only the OCP HPC project, but to the Foundation as well. Their last day as project lead will be this Friday, 29 September 2017.  As such, we will be taking nominations for this position until October 20th, 2017.

Time Line for the OCP HPC Project Lead Special Election

20 Oct 2017

Nomination Phase Ends

23 Oct 2017

Nominations Announced.

25 Oct - 10 Nov 2017  

Voting Phase 

13th Nov 2017

Results Announced 

Roles and Responsibilities of the an OCP Project Lead

Leadership of an OCP project is, by far, one of the most important volunteer roles within the OCP ecosystem.

The role of an OCP Project Lead includes (but not limited to):

  • facilitate discussions, both online and in-person, that empower and encourage project participants to communicate, collaborate, and contribute to OCP in an open and transparent manner;
  • support the direction of the Foundation by effectively communicating those goals to their projects through the OCP mailing lists, monthly calls, OCP events and various other tools;
  • drive communication between their projects and the Foundation;
  • work closely with the Foundation to grow the reach of their respective projects and that of the OCP ecosystem;
  • focus on the needs of the project participants, the projects goals, and the OCP Foundation’s goals and philosophies.  

In addition the Project Leads must be able to infuse their project with the following traits:

  • strong community leadership
  • world wide collaboration
  • inclusive vs exclusive approach
  • technical excellence
  • focus on innovation

How does the nominations process work?

Any member from an eligible tiered organization (Silver/Gold/Platinum or Community with valid contribution) can nominate themselves or someone else on the project for inclusion on the ballot. Please fill out the webform on or before 5pm Central time on 20th Oct 2017..

Who is eligible for Nomination?

Anyone from a tiered member organization (Silver/Gold/Platinum or Community with valid contribution) whose membership is in good standing.  All nominees memberships will be validated. Community Level members are eligible to be nominated if their organization has made a valid contribution to OCP.

Terms

The interim project lead will hold this seat until the regular scheduled project lead election in July 2018.

Restrictions

  • All nominations must be added to the webform no later than 5pm central on 20th Oct 2017.
  • Community and Silver level members are eligible to hold no more than 1 leadership position at any one time.
  • Gold level members are eligible to hold no more than 2 leadership positions at any one time.
  • Platinum level members are eligible to hold no more 3 leadership positions at any one time.

 

Please reach out to Archna Haylock, OCP Community Director, or Michael Schill, OCP Community Specialist, with any questions.

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