An expanded role for Cole Crawford

I have some exciting news to share: On behalf of my fellow board members, I'm pleased to announce that Cole Crawford has been promoted to executive director of the Open Compute Foundation. Colejoined us a little less than a year agoas the foundation's first full-time employee. Since then, many of yo (...)

Amber Graner joins the foundation as community manager

The Open Compute Foundation is excited to welcome Amber Graner, who has joined the foundation as its community manager.Amber began her personal journey into open source in 2009, when she began blogging about her experiences with Ubuntu, filing bugs, organizing and speaking at various Linux events, a (...)

OCP Engineering Workshop In Shanghai - September 15

The next OCP Engineering Workshop is in Shanghai on September 15! This workshop will be a half day session in conjunction with the Cloud Connect conference. We will have a general session address from Cole Crawford, COO of the Open Compute Project, and will focus on the OCP APAC charter and communit (...)

Engineering Workshop in New York - October 1

UPDATEDRegistration for the OCP Engineering Workshop in the New York area on October 1 is now open!To register for this event, visit The event is password protected; to get the password, please contact me at workshop will be held at the Goldman (...)

Open Rack 1.0 Specification Available Now

We've just released the v1.0 Open Rack specification. The new specification documents the evolution of the Open Rack over the last few months since the 0.5 version was published: • Exclusive focus on a single column rack design. • Higher inlet temperature of 35°C, which reflects other Open Compute d (...)

Water Efficiency at Facebook's Prineville Data Center

For Facebook, good data center design is all about efficiency — how efficiently we use energy, materials, and water, and how they tie together to bring about cost efficiency. We've previously shared information on energy and materials efficiency, and today we're releasing our first water usage effec (...)

Open Rack Design Guide Available

The Open Rack is the first rack standard that is designed for data centers, one that integrates the rack directly into data center infrastructure. Today we released a design guide for Open Rack. This guide provides specifications and guidelines to show suppliers of IT equipment how they can build s (...)

Deploying OCP Hardware in a Co-Located Facility

Most companies lease space in data centers instead of building their own; this isn't news to anyone in this space. But what might be news is that leasing space isn't a barrier to deploying highly efficient Open Compute Project servers. In fact, there are two ways you can use OCP hardware in a co-lo: (...)

Register Now for the Next Open Compute Summit!

We're excited to announce that we've opened registration for the fourth Open Compute Summit, to be held January 16-17, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.The Open Compute Project is just over one year old, and the community keeps growing, as do the summits. The 2012 sum (...)