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 that considers the interdependence of everything from the power grid to the gates in the chips on each motherboard.
Optical Interconnect for Open Rack
Intel has submitted a design guide for OCP Open Rack adopters that provides an overview for implementing an intra-rack optical interconnect scheme that utilizes a New Photonic Connector (NPC) and embedded optical modules to deliver next generation data rate scaling and system architectural benefits.
You can download the design guide.
Deploying OCP in a Collocated Facility
Open Racks can be deployed in collocated data centers. Read this specification for more information.