Call for Participation

Engineering Workshops & Keynotes

Engineering Workshop Sessions

The Call for Participation - Engineering Workshops for our 2020 OCP Global Summit is now open! If you are using OCP solutions in your infrastructure, if your software is running on OCP gear or if you are building products based on open specifications, we want to hear about it! Share your experiences, your challenges, and your unique approach to OCP. 

If you are looking to adopt OCP, if you are utilizing OCP solutions in your company or if you are interested in becoming a solution provider for OCP products or facilities, this is the conference for you.  We are looking for these types of experiences and subject matter expertise to build our Engineering Workshop schedule. Our Engineering Workshops run in parallel tracks during our event. Each track is related to our current projects, sub-projects or initiatives. To learn about our projects and respective sub-projects, please Click here.   Engineering Workshop Track sessions are made up collaboratively defined specifications, designs and facilities which are recognized as OCP Accepted™, OCP Inspired™ or OCP Ready™, case studies or white papers utilizing OCP solutions, relevant initiatives and demos of OCP integrated solutions. 

This is your opportunity to shine and present your know-how and expertise that benefits our open community (not a commercial for your organization/product). The following tracks have an open Call for Participation and are accepting submissions for their workshop sessions at the Global Summit. Use the Linklings tool to create a user account & submit your abstract for consideration before the November 29 deadline.

Advanced Cooling Solutions

Rack and Power

Servers

NIC 3.0 & HPC hardware

Network Hardware

Network Software (e.g. SONiC, SAI, ONL)

Telco & EDGE

Data Center Facilities & Modular Data Center

Systems & HW Management

Storage Technology

Integrated Solutions (based on OCP products)

Case Studies (using OCP products)

The tracks below are using only their monthly projects meetings to build an agenda for their Engineering Workshop sessions. If you wish to present in one of these tracks below, please contact the respective Project Leads:

Open System Firmware (OSF)

Open Domain Specific Architecture (ODSA)

Open Accelerator Infrastructure (OAI)

Security

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

This year the OCP Foundation is using the Linklings application for the “Call for Participation” abstract and to gather presentation materials.  Click here to view a SAMPLE form with the submission questions. Linklings will not allow you to use this SAMPLE form to submit your abstract - this is for review only. 

When ready to submit, CLICK HERE to create an account in Linklings. Once you create an account, it will allow you to submit your abstract.

The submission period for the 2020 OCP Global Summit Engineering Workshops ends promptly on Tuesday, December 3 at 5pm PST.
 

Please do not submit an abstract unless you can meet the following deadlines and guidelines:

Nov 6

Call for Participation Open

Dec 3

Call for Participation Submission Deadline at 5pm PST. (Linklings system will close)

Dec 16-20

Speakers Notified (via Linklings tool)

Jan 24

Speakers' Draft Slides Due

Feb 14

Speakers' Final Slides Due

Criteria for Engineering Workshop Session Presentations

- Your organization has already presented a concept or a specification to the project community AND it has been approved by the Project Leaders as being relevant to the broader open community

- Your organization is launching an architecture based on OCP solutions, testing software on OCP solutions or developing a tool to support OCP product(s) 

- Your product is based on an approved OCP specification/design package and you want to talk about your OCP Accepted™ or OCP Inspired™ product.

- Your facility is utilizing OCP solutions and you want to talk about your OCP Ready™ facility 

- Your organization has adopted OCP solutions in your infrastructure and can openly discuss the experience.

- If the current Project community is discussing ongoing work streams and you have additional information in support of these work streams and the data is open for discussion and the information has been approved by the Project Leaders, you may present such findings at the OCP Engineering Workshop Track Sessions. 

Keynote Opportunities

The Keynote sessions for the OCP Global Summit are editorially selected by the OCP Foundation from ‘at large’ submissions and from submissions made by Summit sponsors.

The Call for Keynotes for our 2020 OCP Global Summit is also open! If you are using OCP solutions in your infrastructure, if your software is running on OCP gear or if you are building products based on OCP specifications, we want to showcase your experiences, your challenges, and your unique approach to OCP. 

These stories should highlight your company’s journey to open, tie into our Summit theme, define what OCP means to your ecosystem or infrastructure and why this story is important/relevant to the audience. 

We are looking for these types of one-of-a-kind experiences and subject matter expertise to share on our main stage! Come and tell us your story and what OCP means to you!  

HOW TO SUBMIT

This year the OCP Foundation is using the Linklings application for the “Call for Participation” abstract and to gather presentation materials.  Click here to view a SAMPLE form with the submission questions. Linklings will not allow you to use this SAMPLE form to submit your abstract - this is for review only. 

When ready to submit, CLICK HERE to create an account in Linklings. Once you create an account, it will allow you to submit your abstract.

The submission period for the 2020 OCP Global Summit KEYNOTES ends promptly on Tuesday, December 3 at 5pm PST.

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If you have any questions regarding the Call for Participation (for EWs or Keynotes), please contact Archna Haylock, Community Director, at archna@opencompute.org.

Please note:  Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee a speaking engagement of any sort. All presentations submitted must use the OCP slide templates and must be submitted by the deadlines as set forth by OCP. All presentation submissions will be reviewed and prioritized by the OCP Foundation, the OCP Volunteer Leadership. The OCP Foundation may accept or reject any presentation at its sole discretion at any time.

Sponsored Sessions - Executive Tracks and Expo Hall Talks: 

For organizations participating as Summit sponsors: Diamond, Emerald, and Ruby levels include speaking slots. Our Executive Tracks & Expo Hall Talks are tied to these sponsorships. If you are interested in these, please send inquiries to sponsor@opencompute.org. 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Diamond

Emerald

Ruby

Sapphire

Topaz

Start-Up

Lanyards

Tote Bags

Non-Profit