OCP Engineering Workshop - 10 August 2016 - New Hampshire - Updated Agenda

You’re invited!

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation looks forward to seeing everyone at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) on 10 August 2016 from 8am to 5pm.  The Engineering Workshop (EW)is free to attend, but registration is required.  

This workshop will focus on Data Center, Networking, Open Rack and Telcos.  We will also have members of the OCP Foundation on site to go over various community topics on OCP Participation, Membership, Contribution Process and more if needed.

What is an OCP Engineering Workshop?

Each year the OCP Foundation hosts a series of Engineering Workshops (EW) to help grow the OCP community.  The goals of these workshops include:

  • Increase community participation
  • Increase the OCP technology portfolio
  • Drive the product-ionization of OCP’s specifications  
  • Solidify specification versioning pipeline, release process, naming conventions
  • Understand the OCP supplier and member needs
  • Implement OCP’s legal framework (CLAs, Licensing, Membership and more)
  • Build out/address technologies for new sectors

The OCP EWs are meant to be working sessions that should be technical in nature and are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities--C&I, Data Center, Hardware Management, HPC, Networking, Open Rack, Server, Storage and Telco-- to come together to work on the goals and set the direction of each project as it supports the mission and vision of the OCP Foundation. 

These EWs are designed to encourage, empower, and inspire the OCP community to communicate, collaborate and contribute! These events are free to the public, but do require registration. If you are an OCP Member then attending an OCP Engineering Workshop also counts toward your OCP Tiered Membership time requirement. Those organizations who sponsor an OCP Engineering Workshop will be credited with a percentage of their sponsorship toward their tiered membership financial requirement.

Since we encourage our contributing members to share their specifications and designs for the community to provide input to them prior to their final release it is important to remember that by providing feedback during this workshop, 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.


The focus areas for this workshop will be Data Center, Networking, Open Rack and Telco with the possibility (if needed) for OCP Community sessions. Again, this is a free event and open to the public, but registration is required; please register HERE.   Space is limited, but there are still a few seats available.

Please note:  If you are a member of the press and will be attending this event, please let us know when you pick up your badge. 


*Please note agenda is subject to change



Location and Information

8:00a - 9:00a


Great Hall - Come early, pick up your badge and network with other attendees.

9:00a - 9:15a

Welcome and Introductions

Lecture Hall - Amber Graner, Operations Director and Community Manager, OCP Foundation


9:15a - 9:30a

UNH Presentation

David Woolf, Data Center Initiatives Lead, UNH-IOL and OCP C&I Project Co-Chair


Contribution Process Updates and General Questions and Feedback                                                                                                                                         

Bill Carter, OCP CTO to present on Contribution Process updates; OCP Staff and Project Leads to take questions from the audience if time allows.

10:30a - 10:45a                                                            



10:45a - 12:00p

Google and Facebook to present on the proposed 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard.

This presentation will kick of the community discussion around the proposed changes and inclusions for Open Rack Standard v2.0. Click here to review the proposed spec prior to the workshop.

12:00p - 1:00p



1:00p - 2:30p                                                     

Project Group Breakouts

Rooms will be assigned the event and based on number of participants per breakout


Open Rack/Telco

Google/Facebook to continue the joint discussion of 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard and gather input from the Telco community.

AT&T MicroOLT update (Tom Anschutz) 15 mins


Orange update on OCP work and timeline for submissions (Jeremy Huylebroek) 15 mins


Debrief & Open discussion OCP Telco Operator meeting in Seoul + outcomes (Daniel Chang) 45 Mins


Data Center

(15 - 30 min): Open discussion on Scope of the project (from hardware and software perspective)

(30 min): Open discussion on specification priorities as a group (both existing as well as any not in the works that we may want to add). The ultimate goal of this is submission / publishing

(30-45 min): Discuss specifications/submissions that are still in "review" phase that people need to look at, comment on, and finalize.

Target of this should be divide and conquer (specify volunteers to review and comment each spec) and as a group come up with rough target dates for review finalization and ultimate submission to the IC.

Objective Deliverables for Engineering Workshop: For each spec currently in "Review", a list of volunteers to review and a target date for feedback / finalization.



Tour of UNH-IOL Facilities - David Woolf, UNH-IOL (Have you seen what a tier 1 testing facility looks like?  Join us in exploring the new digs at UNH-IOL.)

2:30p - 2:45p



2:45p - 5:00p

Project Group Breakouts



Open Rack/Telco

Google/Facebook to continue the joint discussion of 48v updates to the Open Rack Standard and gather input from the Telco community.

Initiatives operators agreed on driving – Panel discussion incl. Q&A – (Verizon, SKT, DT, others) around 90 min
CG-OpenRack-19 Specification review (Radisys) 45 mins


Data Center

(1 hr+): Charter Development - Review what has already been done and work to finalize.


Preliminary outline of what to include / take out / add and ideally some volunteers on who will take the first crack at those sections.

Method of submission, review, and final aggregation of the charter sections. At present this is in a single doc but this may not be the best way to accomplish it in an open source environment.

(30 min): Open Discussion -Open to anyone who may want to present a topic to this group; however, topics must be sent to the group via the mailing list for review prior to the workshop.



CMI/OOM - Finisar - The Common Module Interface/Open Optical Monitoring is an OCP project that defines a common interface for NOS vendors. This talk will focus on what's next for CMI/OOM as new interfaces and capabilities are explored.

Programmable Pipeline for ASICs  - Prem Jonnalagadda, Barefoot Networks and Cavium Networks

Designing next generation ASICs is tedious with plenty of trade offs that must be considered up front (buffers, table sizes, protocol support, and port-to-port latency, etc...).  What if that wasn't the case?  What if the end user had the ability to reprogram the ASIC for their solution?  In this talk, we will explore why a programmable pipeline was chosen over the traditional model and which applications can best utilize them.

Campus, Branch, and Wireless Update - Canonical and others - Did you know there's more than data center networking going on in OCP?  Join us for the latest update from our CBW sub-group and take a sneak peek of Snappy on wireless APs.

Standard check in for project updates - Various - Missed out on the latest project call(s)?  No worries, we'll perform our standard 'role call' of where the various projects/efforts are at.


University of New Hampshire

Peter T. Paul College
10 Garrison Ave
Durham, New Hampshire

PARKING: please park in the Mill Road Visitor Lot - you will receive a code in advance of the workshop to use for free parking at the automated kiosk.

MAP/DIRECTIONS to Mill Road Visitor Lot:

Google Map to Parking
UNH Map w/Parking
UNH Mobile App

Directions from Mill Road Visitor Lot to Peter T. Paul College: once you park go to the far side of the parking lot and take a right onto Quad Way, (the Memorial Union Building will be in front of you).  At the intersection of Quad Way and Main Street, cross the street and take a left heading up Main Street.  Take your first right onto Garrison Avenue and enter the Paul College through the main entrance facing Main Street.



The following is a list of hotels near the venue:  




The OCP workshops are made possible by the support of our members as we’d like to offer a special thank you to the UNH and its Interoperability Lab (IOL) as well as Fidelity Investments for making this event possible.


Networking Session (Afternoon)

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Telco Session (Afternoon)

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 Open Rack Session (Afternoon)

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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.

Find out more about you can participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate