Rack & Power

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Welcome to the Open Compute Project's Open Rack Project.
This project if focused on optimizing all of the infrastructure that IT gear uses for very large scale deployments.
This includes items like:
Physical support structures
-Shelves and adapters
-Cable management and gear interconnects
Stable Power delivery
-power distribution system
-battery back-up
-power conversion
This project is focused on solving problems for large scale deployment like:
-fast deployment of resources to the data center
-efficient upgrade cycles
-simple physical and thermal interfaces for the data center
-quickly identifying and servicing of failed components
-extracting value from components with different lifetimes

Link to the Open Rack Project Charter here

Get Involved

This project is open to the public and we are interested in getting the community involved to make things better.


Join us at a meeting:
This project meets annually at the OCP Summit events. More information on these events can be found on the OCP events page
or a workshop:
This project also meets at OCP Engineering Workshop Sessions as needed here

Communication Paths

Co Leads: Steve Mills and Brian Obernesser
Join the "Opencompute-openrack" mailing list here:
Website - http://www.opencompute.org/wiki/Open_Rack

Specifications and Design files

The community involved in the Open Rack Project has created several standards and specifications to help with developing new products.
All of these are available for download.

Presentations from Open Rack Meetings

MIT Engineering Session - May 2013

Facebook Update on Open Rack V1

San Jose Engineering Session - Aug 2013

Facebook Update on Open Rack V1

San Jose Summit - Jan 2014

Community Update Slides
Fidelity Open Bridge Rack V1.0