Incubation Committee Representative Jason Forrester
The Open Compute Networking Project is creating a set of technologies that are disaggregated and fully open, allowing for rapid innovation in the network space. We aim to facilitate the development of network hardware and software – together with trusted project validation and testing – in a truly open and collaborative community environment.
We’re bringing to networking the guiding principles that OCP has brought to servers & storage, so that we can give end users the ability to forgo traditional closed and proprietary network switches - in favor of a fully open network technology stack. Our initial goal is to develop a top-of-rack (leaf) switch, while future plans target spine switches and other hardware and software solutions in the space.
- Fully disaggregated and open networking HW & SW
- Operating System - Linux based operating systems & developer tools, and ReST API’s
- Fully automated configuration management & bare metal provisioning
- Universal & Multi-Form Factor Switch motherboard hardware
- Fully open integration & connectivity
- Energy efficient power & cooling designs
- Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Out of Scope
- Protocol stacks & virtualization
- network architectures & topologies.
- hardware abstraction layer, deep packet inspection, hardware based security, firewall feature sets and load balancing
Regular Project Calls
This project meets 2nd Monday of the month from 10-11am PT
These meeting are recorded via audio and video. By participating you consent that these recordings may be made publicly available. Any presentation materials, proposals and meeting minutes are published on th respective project's wiki page and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found at http://opencompute.org/about/ocp-policies/. If you have any questions please contact OCP.