Specs & Designs

Our first step for the Open Compute Project is releasing the specifications and mechanical drawings. The second step is working with the community to improve them. Please take a look, tell us what we did wrong and join us in working together to make every data center more efficient.

Below you will find technical specifications and CAD drawings (DXF and SolidWorks parts/assemblies) for the Open Compute Project server components. To view the CAD files, you will need to unzip them, and use the free eDrawings viewer for OS X or Windows.

Server Technology

Open Compute servers are designed to be efficient, inexpensive and easy to service. They’re also vanity free, with no extra plastic and significantly fewer parts than traditional servers.

To download an example virtual equipment model showing the operation of the air based cooling system and resulting component temperatures to be opened with the 6SigmaViewer software, click here. To view this file download the 6SigmaOpenViewer software here.

  • Networking

    The Open Compute Networking Project is creating a set of technologies that are disaggregated and fully open, allowing for rapid innovation in the network space. We aim to facilitate the development of network hardware and software...

  • Server Design

    Open Compute motherboards are power-optimized, barebones designs that provide the lowest capital and operating costs. Many features found in traditional motherboards have been removed from the design.

  • Open Vault (Storage)

    The Open Vault is a simple and cost-effective storage solution with a modular I/O topology that’s built for the Open Rack. The Open Vault offers high disk densities, holding 30 drives in a 2U chassis,...

  • Hardware Management

    Scale computing requires a small and stable set of tools to remotely manage machines. The hardware management specification incorporates a set of existing tools and best practices and leverages existing tools for remote machine management.

  • Power Supply

    The OCP 700W-SH AC/DC power converter, a single voltage 12.5Vdc, closed frame, self-cooled power supply used in high efficiency IT applications. The supply is configurable to a 450W-SH power rating (like the Open Compute Project...

  • Chassis

    The Open Compute Project chassis is designed to accommodate the other components in a server, including the custom motherboard and power supply. Overall it is vanity free, has no sharp corners and is designed for...

Storage Technology

The Open Vault is a simple and cost-effective storage solution with a modular I/O topology that’s built for the Open Rack. The Open Vault offers high disk densities, holding 30 drives in a 2U chassis, and can operate with almost any host server. Its innovative, expandable design puts serviceability first, with easy drive replacement no matter the mounting height.

  • Storage

    Storage is a key component of any data center, and offers many opportunities for efficiency gains. Here are some contributions to the storage project:

Data Center Technology

Designed in tandem with our servers, the data center maximizes mechanical performance and thermal and electrical efficiency. It accepts 277 volts of AC, so more energy makes it from the grid to the data center to server components.
To download an example virtual facility model operating in a mode where outdoor air is mixed with return air to provide cooling to be opened with the 6SigmaViewer software, click here. To view this file download the 6SigmaOpenViewer software here.

  • Networking

    The Open Compute Networking Project is creating a set of technologies that are disaggregated and fully open, allowing for rapid innovation in the network space. We aim to facilitate the development of network hardware and software...

  • Open Rack

    The Open Rack is the first rack standard that’s designed for data centers, integrating the rack into the data center infrastructure, part of the Open Compute Project’s “grid to gates” philosophy, a holistic design process...

  • Battery Cabinet

    The battery cabinet is a standalone independent cabinet that provides backup power at 48 volt DC nominal to a pair of triplet racks in the event of an AC outage in the data center. The...

  • Data Center Electrical

    One component of the Open Compute data center design is a high-efficiency electrical system. Facebook’s Prineville, Oregon, location is the first implementation of these elements in a data center. The facility utilizes an electrical system...

  • Data Center Mechanical

    Another component of the Open Compute data center design is a high-efficiency cooling system. Facebook's Oregon location is the first implementation of these elements in a data center. The mechanical system uses 100% airside economization...

  • Data Center

    Designed in tandem with Open Compute servers, the data center maximizes mechanical performance and thermal and electrical efficiency. It accepts 277 volts of AC, so more energy makes it from the grid to the data...