Introducing OCP Technology Day - 30 August 2016 - Menlo Park, CA - Registration Now Open

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation would like to introduce a new event to the list of OCP events--OCP Technology Day. An OCP Technology day will focus on enabling software solutions on OCP Hardware.

Registration is now open for the first OCP Technology Day. This event will take place from 10am to 6pm on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 at Facebook in Menlo Park, California.  Speakers from Facebook, Canonical and Red Hat will focus on deploying and running scale-out software such as Openstack, GlusterFS, Metal-as-a-Service and others.

Join us and learn how you and your organization can optimize your infrastructures and minimize cost by taking advantage of open software running on open hardware. Special speakers from Google and Microsoft will also speak about unique challenges surrounding running servers and storage at massive scales.



This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Limited seating is available. We will maintain a waitlist for this event.  

By registering for and attending this event you agree that by providing feedback during this event, whether in written or oral form, you (and your organization if you are attending on behalf of an organization) grant OCP and its members the irrevocable rights to use the feedback for any purpose without further obligation to you.

Agenda* (Updated Agenda)

*Agenda Subject to Change (We will continue to update the agenda on this blog post and the event page as we finalize with each presenter)

TIME         TOPIC            INFORMATION        
9:00am - 10:00am   Registration      
10:00am - 10:30am   Welcome   Amber Graner, Operations Director and Community Manager, OCP Foundation  
10:30am - 11:30am   Facebook Presentation  

Title: Gluster; Scale out storage
Presenter: Richard Wareing

Abstract: This talk provides an in-depth overview of deploying and managing open source Gluster POSIX file system on OCP hardware at scale.
Facebook operates one of the largest Gluster environments in the world, and the talk will focus on challenges, approaches and lessons learned from using it under production workloads.
11:30am - 12:30pm   Microsoft Presentation  

Title: Open CloudServer vNext – Architecture of the next platform system including compute and storage
Presenter:  Mark Shaw

Abstract: Abstract: Microsoft Azure's Cloud Server Infrastructure team has been standardizing its server designs for years now with its first contributions of the Open CloudServer to Open Compute Project over two years ago.  Going forward Microsoft is re-vamping it's Open CloudServer vNext architecture with a system that is more modular, flexible and lower cost than before.  Focused on EIA 19" rack deployments, OCS vNext has been designed to better meet the widely varying needs of the OCP community.  OCS vNext will be contributed early in the design cycle, long before completion allowing the OCP community opportunity to build upon and work plans for delivery.  In this session, you'll be provided an overview of the system and features along with the plan for rolling out to the OCP community.


12:30pm - 2:00pm   LUNCH      
2:00pm - 3:00pm   Red Hat Presentation  

Title: (Em)Powering Open Hardware with Open Source Software

Presenters: Thomas Cameron, James Labocki, Gregory Jones

Abstract: In this presentation, Red Hat will talk about the software and hardware communities and our vision that drives the enterprise datacenter.  Red Hat will explore Open Source software and hardware for enterprise compute - OpenStack,,,, and Ansible. In addition, we will go into detail how our hardware certification fits in this enterprise.


3:00pm - 4:00pm   Canonical Presentation  

Title:Embracing Big Software and Apps on OCP Hardware to Reduce Costs and Accelerate Innovation

Presenter:Christian Reis, Product Manager, David Duffey, Director of Technical Partnerships, and Luke Williams, Open Networking Technical Partner Manager

Abstract:Canonical will be presenting how to automate the deployment and management of datacenter servers, storage, and networking using Open Source that enables choice. This includes being able to select your preferred cloud platform like OpenStack, big data solution, SDN, VNFs, network control software (FBOSS, Quagga, etc.), and even the operating system on OCP servers and app-enabled OCP networking gear.

4:00pm - 5:00pm   Google Presentation   Title: Disks for Data Center
Presenter: Lawrence Ying

Abstract: Disks form the central element of Cloud-based storage, whose demand far outpaces the considerable rate
of innovation in disks.Exponential growth in demand, already in progress for 15+ years, implies that most future disks will be in data centers
and thus part of a large collection of disks. We describe the “collection view” of disks and how it and the focus on tail latency,
driven by live services, place new and different requirements on disks. Beyond defining key metrics for data-center disks,
we explore a range of new physical design options and changes to firmware that could improve these metrics. 

5:00pm - 6:00pm   Cocktail Social    Facebook  


Facebook Campus - Menlo Park

Building 20

1 Facebook Way

Menlo Park, California 94015







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This OCP Technology Day and other OCP events are made possible by the support of our members and we’d like to offer a special thank you to Facebook for making this event possible.

About OCP:  

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.

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