OCP Summit V

We are pleased to announce the dates for the next Open Compute Project Summit on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the newly expanded San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. At the last summit, attendees came from the technology sector in addition to finance, government, and (...)

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 https://ocp-eng-ny.eventbrite.com. The event is password protected; to get the password, please contact me at charliem@fb.com.This 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 (...)