Event Summary: OCP U.S. Summit 2016

April 08, 2016 | By Amber Graner

On March 9th and 10th, we hosted our seventh OCP U.S. Summit 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. We welcomed more than 2,400 people, from 600 companies, and participation was stronger than ever. All of our event sessions are available online, so please visit our YouTube channel to watch our keynotes, executive tracks, and expo hall stage presentations.

Industry leaders took the main stage and presented a wide range of keynotes. OCP's President and Chairman, and VP of Infrastructure at Facebook, Jason Taylor welcomed the community, followed by a presentation from Jason Waxman, Corporate Vice President, Data Center Group, and GM Cloud Platforms Group, Intel, who talked about the future of open technology and that 70-80% of systems will be deployed in large scale data centers by 2025. Peter Winzer, Ph.D and Head of the Optical Transmissions Systems and Networks Research Department at Bell Labs, walked everyone through some of the company's history of industry-transforming innovation and applied those lessons to today. Mark Russinovich, CTO of Azure, Microsoft announced new open source software for open networking in the cloud. Rachael King, Reporter at the Wall Street Journal, moderated a panel of executives from AT&T, SK Telecom, Verizon, and Deutsche Telekom about the future of telecommunications infrastructure. Jay Parikh, VP of Engineering and Infrastructure at Facebook, announced a number of OCP contributions and then handed the microphone to surprise guest Urs Hölzle, SVP for Technical Infrastructure at Google who announced Google's OCP membership while providing an overview of the company's history of efficiency. To find more details on the keynote, please see our wrap-up here.

Our Platinum and Gold sponsors led our executive tracks this year to help shed light on new, forward-thinking technology that will help shape the future of OCP. Facebook discussed optical standards for data centers with Google, Microsoft, and Equinix. Intel also shared how they're working to design next-generation data center storage with non-volatile memory express (NVMe). Schneider Electric shared how their data centers can still achieve Tier 3 redundancy, with further discussions on availability and flexibility implications. Sony's Horst Schellong gave an interesting talk about how optical technology is optimized for data archival. Finally, StackVelocity discussed cloud orchestration, validation, and deployment resources.

With over 50 sessions and presentations from over 25 companies, the engineering workshops were a huge hit. Attendees were able to participate in two-way discussions with Microsoft, Facebook, Accton, SK Telecom, HP Enterprise, Google, Canonical, Cumulus Networks, Quanta, Wiwynn, Sony, and more.

The expo hall was packed throughout Summit. We heard from several companies that elaborated on their experiences deploying OCP, including Schneider Electric, Penguin Computing, Quanta, Emerson, Cavium, AMAX, Inspur, and HGST. Check out the crowd for yourself here.

Thank you to all of the sponsors this year who contributed to making the event a huge success. Please keep an eye out on our website for details about OCP U.S. Summit 2017.

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Online Registration Extended Through March 8th!

March 04, 2016

We are pleased to announce that online registration for the upcoming OCP U.S. Summit 2016 will now be open through Tuesday, March 8th! Additionally, we are extending the regular registration price of $400 to ONSITE registrants as well - that's right, no increase to register at the Summit.

You have already seen our great lineup of speakers and we have now published the detailed agenda here. On that page you'll also see an overview of all Summit events.

And let's not forget about our OCP Hackathon! It is free to participate and you could win up to $10K! Registration is required and we are limited to 100 participants, so sign up today. PLEASE note that this does not include a ticket for the Summit.

Lastly, you'll get to see and hear from our exhibitors and sponsors - check them out at summit.opencompute.org

We hope to see you next week!

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OCP U.S. Summit 2016 - What You Can Expect From The OCP Networking Project

March 04, 2016 | By Amber Graner

The Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2016 event is just around the corner and there is a ton of excitement and energy going into schedule for next week.  We have a great keynote speaker lineup, amazing exhibit hall where members and sponsors will be showcasing their participation and contributions as well as a first rate engineering workshop featuring all nine OCP projects and a hardware hackathon.

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Summit '16 Sponsors


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Engineering Workshops

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