Open Compute Project (OCP) Day at the University of Ottawa - Registration Now Open!

Integrated Device Technology, in collaboration with the Centre for Business Analytics and Performance at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa will be hosting an OCP Day on June 18th, 2015. During its OCP Day events, the OCP Foundation strives to promote the adoption of OCP accepted specifications and designs, to inspire innovation in, near and around the data center ecosystem and beyond, and to encourage participation in the OCP community in an open and transparent manner.

The objective of this event is to discuss the formation of an OCP Canda chapter focused on High Performance Computing (HPC). The benefits and potential of HPC is recognized by many. At the moment however, this capability is limited to large computing centres. Imagine that HPC could be distributed to the edge of the network as opposed to the centre only. We could reduce latency, push analytics to the point of impact and thereby improve the use of data to solve transportation, natural resources, health care, emissions and other societal challenges. Once formed and approved the mission of the Canada based chapter will be to explore the ways and means of doing so collaborating with the global Open Compute community.


What is an OCP Day?

An OCP Day is a half-day event where the OCP Foundation and members of the community get together to introduce OPC to new organizations in a specific area of the world.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


OCP Day Details

Date: Thursday, 18 June 2015
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Registration: Is required, click here to register.



(*subject to change; all times local)

1:00-1:20 pm              Intro to Open Compute
Corey Bell, OCP CEO
1:20-1:40 pm              Intro to OCP HPC
Devashish Paul, OCP HPC Co Chair / Director of Strategic Marketing, IDT
1:40-2:00 pm   Opportunities for HPC in Solving Societal Problems
Dr. Greg Richards,MBA, Ph.D, FCMC / Director, MBA Program, Telfer School of Management
2:00-2:20 pm   How we Built a Multi-Vendor Next Generation Network in 120 Days
Ritch Dusome, President & CEO, CENGN
2:20-2:40 pm         Update on HPC and Supercomputing Initiatives
Rick O’Connor, Executive Director,
2:40-3:00 pm   Coffee Break
3:00-3:30 pm   OCP Project Updates
Amber Graner, OCP Community Manager
3:30-4:00 pm   Creating a Low Latency HPC Cluster in Canada
Mohammad Akhter, Director of Architecture, IDT
4:00-5:00 pm  


Registration for this event is now open; register today! We hope to see you in Ottawa and look forward to your particpation in the OCP community.