Cole Crawford Joins the Foundation as COO

The Open Compute Foundation is excited to welcome Cole Crawford, who has joined the foundation as its chief operating officer. Cole is an industry-recognized leader on cloud and scale computing, and he has been involved with open source since 1992, working for OpenStack and Nebula and advising the L (...)

OCP Hardware Hack!

OCP is hosting its first hardware hackathon at the upcoming Open Compute Summit, January 16-17, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. Starting today, you can register for the hack. We are limiting attendance to 100 people. Registering for the hack also registers you for the entire OCP summit, so you can (...)

Tim O'Reilly to Deliver a Keynote at the Open Compute Summit IV

The next Open Compute Summit is less than 4 weeks away! Here are a few things you need to know before the summit starts on Jan. 16: We're finalizing the agenda now and will have a great lineup of keynote speakers, executive sessions, and technical tracks. Tim O'Reilly will deliver one of the keyno (...)

Building a Better Server Chassis

The academic community has long been a model for open collaboration and for innovation in sustainable technologies, and that’s something we’re hoping to tap into as the Open Compute Project evolves. With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce a design challenge with Purdue University's College of T (...)

Enabling Innovation Where It Matters

It's amazing how much can happen in a year. Last April, when we open sourced a set of server and data center designs under the name "Open Compute Project," we weren't sure what to expect. It was our hope that we could inspire the industry to be a little more open, a little more innovative, and a lit (...)

Introducing the Open Rack

The Open Rack creates a new, open standard for server rack design that provides an innovative platform for rack infrastructure while lowering TCO in the scale compute space. It's the first rack standard that's designed for data centers, integrating the rack into the data center infrastructure, part (...)

A Concise History of AMD's Roadrunner Server for OCP

Finally, a Reason to Be Thankful for Airline DelaysThe AMD Roadrunner server project was conceived at the end of the first Open Compute Summit, in Palo Alto in June, 2011. Thanks to an airline’s global system-wide outage, Grant Richard, Matthew Liste and myself were marooned overnight at SFO. During (...)

LGE Execs: OCP Foundation's Financial Team

LGE Execs, a firm of seasoned executives that provides interim resources for company transitions, recently started managing the finances for the Open Compute Project Foundation, acting as the foundation's controller and "virtual" CFO. LGE has helped help the foundation structure its financials, work (...)

Open Compute Project: One Year In

We asked ourselves some questions a little over a year ago. What if we applied open-source software principles to thehardware industry? What if we could mobilize a community of passionate people dedicated to making data centers and hardware more efficient, shrinking their environmental footprint, wh (...)

Making It Real: Next Steps for the Open Compute Project

When we announcedthe initiation of the Open Compute Project earlier this year, we posed an audacious question to the industry: What if hardware were open?The benefits, if we could make it work, were clear enough: More openness and collaboration would likely mean a faster pace of innovation in infras (...)