Open Compute Summit IV: Hardware Hackathon

Last week at the fourth Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, we held the first-ever OCP hardware hackathon. In just nine hours, a group of about 70 hackers generated seven really interesting hardware designs โ€” all of which could now be turned into physical products that are ready to plug in and power (...)

OCP-APAC

The Open Compute Project is hosting its first international event in Hong Kong March 5th and 6th. Please join us for the event as we discuss the project in depth with the APAC community. We will focus specifically on the market conditions and unique position OCP can play in the Chinese and Japanese (...)

This Journey 2% Finished

Wow! I can honestly say that 2 years ago I never thought I'd have the privilege of announcing the Open Compute Project's second anniversary. It's been an incredibly productive two years. We've done astounding things and we're just getting started. In the past year, the Foundation has:Hired its first (...)

A new way to report PUE and WUE

Today Facebook launched two public dashboards that report continuous, near-real-time data for key efficiency metrics โ€“ specifically, PUE and WUE โ€“ for our data centers in Prineville, OR and Forest City, NC. These dashboards include both a granular look at the past 24 hours of data and a historical v (...)

Announcing the OCP Compliance and Interoperability Project

As more and more organizations evaluate and adopt technologies based on Open Compute Project designs, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that those solutions are reliable and operate in an expected manner. To help meet that need, we're launching a new Compliance and Interoperability (C& (...)

Open Compute Summit IV Agenda

We've finalized the agenda for the fourth Open Compute Summit, starting next Wednesday, January 16, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. You can see the list of keynote speakers and read the rundown of executive sessions and technical tracks on the summit's agenda page. See you next week in Santa C (...)

OCP Summit IV: Breaking Up the Monolith

It's hard to believe that the Open Compute Project was founded just a little over 18 months ago. At our first Summit, in June 2011, we had 200 participants, one official member (Facebook), and exactly three technology contributions (all from Facebook). Today, as nearly 2,000 people converge on Santa (...)

Crowd-sourced solutions from GrabCAD

Sara Sigel from GrabCAD was walking around consulting with teams when the JBOD team said they were having issues finding CAD models of a mini-SAS connector. She knew this would be a perfect task for the GrabCAD community. This is her story:I posted a request with the drawings they had and asked for (...)