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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.

Bill has been actively involved with OCP since 2012, working on the open rack and server projects, and he was instrumental in creating the OCP Telco Project. He was previously the OCP Telco Project’s co-chair. Prior to becoming OCP's CTO, Bill was a data center architect at Intel, working in Intel’s Data Center Group. Bill helped large cloud services companies adopt new technologies and methodologies for data center facility design, energy management, virtualization, performance, and resource utilization. As an example, Bill worked across the industry to cut energy usage by raising the data centers’ operating temperatures. His collaborative work on hybrid liquid cooling, which delivers much higher compute density, was recently published in the ASHRAE journal.

Michael Schill also recently joined the OCP Foundation, as a community support specialist. Michael will be working with each of the project groups, helping drive spec/design review, IP tracking, and general community outreach.

Since it began almost six years ago, the Open Compute Project has grown to include hundreds of companies and thousands of participants. We've seen more than two dozen new contributions accepted by OCP in just the past year. New companies and industries are getting involved with OCP to reimagine hardware, making it more efficient, flexible, and scalable. Join our global community of technology leaders working together to break open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure to achieve greater choice, customization, and cost savings.