You're Invited: OCP Engineering Workshop at UTSA on 13 November

OCP will host an engineering workshop on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 8:00am-6:00pm at the San Antonio campus of the University of Texas. While this event is free and open to the public, registration is required. This is your invitation to join the OCP community and help drive the future of open hardware. Limited seating available, so register today!


The day will kick off at 8:00am with on-site registration and at 9:00am the 'Opening Welcome' and 'General Session' starts.

While the schedule is still subject change we have an exciting lineup of speakers, tracks, and sessions. Tracks are focused on the OCP C&I, Networking and Storage projects. There are several hands on demo's scheduled as well.

Time Main Room Networking Storage C&I
8-9am Registration  -  -  -


  • Cole Crawford, Executive Director OCP
  • Frank Frankovsky, President, OCP Board

General Session

  • Lanham Napier, CEO Rackspace
  • Dr.’s Perry and Agrawal, UTSA
  • Alan Bennett, Lava Team Tech Lead, Linaro
  • David Duffy, Canonical - MAAS/Juju Demo
 -  -  -

(1) - Update on CPU Agnostic Motherboard Reference Design

with RapidIO (Devashish Paul, Senior Product Manager, IDT)

(2) -  Facility Ops Maturity Model Document (Jason S. Schafer)


(1) - Network Project Intro by Najam;

Broadcom Contribution Walkthrough (Sujal Das)


 (1) - Compute Capable SSD


(1) - Intro: Project Mission

High Level Goals

Who's who - introductions


12 - 1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1 - 2pm  -  

(2) - Interface Masters OpenSwitch Demo



(2) - Using USB RAID-on-Chip For Hypervisor Boot Disk




(2) - Recap of key takeaways from last workshop OCP Ready / Checkbox status - with quick PXE boot demonstration


2 - 3pm  -  

(3) - Cumulus / ONIE Demo & Discussion (Curt Brune)


(3) - Review and work on the "Storage Use Case Document"



(3)  Update on OCP Certification Lab Taiwan / ITRI and UTSA OCP Certification Lab Tour



3 - 3:30pm Break Break Break Break
3:30 - 4:30pm -  

(4) - Mellanox Proposed Contribution Discussion (Amit Katz)




(4) - Hands-on lab on the Knox environment.





(4) OCP Certification / Moving Forward


4:30 - 5:30pm -


(5) - Discussion of Potential Linux Distro for Network Project


 - (5) -  Next Steps 
5:30 - 6pm  -


(6) - Discussion of Potential HAL / API for Network Project




(6) - Getting the message out - Call to action.




A limited number of seats are still available and space is filling up quickly, so register today to reserve your seat.

If you would like to attend, please email Amber Graner for the password and then register here


Venue/Hotel Information


University of Texas at San Antonio

* H-E-B University Center, 15 Paseo Principal, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249 (Ballrooms 1 & 2)


The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort; $165 + tax/night - the $27 per night resort fee will be reduced to $10 - please book HERE by November 12

Four Points Sheraton; $95 + tax/night  - please book HERE by November 8



The Open Compute Project Foundation is proud to work with our sponsors.  Many "thanks" for all your continued support and participation!

Sponsors for this event include:



Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this and our 2014 events.  If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring an OCP Engineering Workshop please email Stephainie Loayza

More information about OCP and how you can participate can be found at:

We look forward to seeing you at UTSA on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.