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OCP Educational Webinar: Powering the Metaverse

June 28, 2022 8-9am PT

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Hear about what the Metaverse is and the types of technologies it might deploy from OCP, Inspur, Intel and analyst firm IDC

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Description:

The Metaverse represents a very large jump in computational power, networking, and storage capacity. This is complemented by low latency computational capacity to be located near the end user. This will push the limits on data center infrastructure from a compute density, power efficiency and cooling requirements. To deliver the metaverse we will need IT ecosystems composed of many geographically distributed workloads, designed to process very large data sets in parallel, be managed at scale and over a wide geography. Open hardware and software will be a critical element of achieving these advances including new high performance server designs, standardized modules that can be reused between IT equipment, disaggregated storage and large pools of memory that can be dynamically shared among many CPUs. All elements that are being actively worked across the OCP and FTI projects.

Presenters (learn more below):

  • Cliff Grossner (Moderator): OCP
  • Kuba Stolarski (Analyst): IDC
  • Alan Chang (Panelist): Inspur
  • John Miranda (Panelist): Intel

Abstract:

The Cloud providers and their vendors have embarked on a major initiative to provide a digital virtual environment for work and leisure. This represents a very large jump in computational power, networking, and storage capacity requirements. In addition, complemented by low latency computational capacity to be located near the end user. This will push the limits on data center infrastructure from a compute density, power efficiency and cooling requirements. To deliver the metaverse we will need IT ecosystems composed of many geographically distributed workloads, designed to process very large data sets in parallel, be managed at scale and over a wide geography. This webinar will explore what is the Metaverse, what are leading use cases, what types of technologies will it likely leverage, and ultimately begin translating that to the new requirements on data center and IT infrastructure, hard problems that need to be solved to realize the metaverse, the role of open hardware and software, and current solutions and roadmaps to meet the heightened requirements.

During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What is the Metaverse?
  • What are leading use cases?
  • What types of technologies might it deploy?
  • What computational challenges will it bring and what does it mean for data center and edge computing?
  • OCP community innovations that will help
  • Solutions embedding OCP community innovations
  • Innovation and product roadmap for Metaverse

Who should attend?

Server, Networking and Storage Architects, Data Center Equipment Vendors, Silicon Vendors, Telecom Service Providers, Cloud providers, IT buyers and Decision Makers, and Enterprise CIO and CTO

Meet the speakers!

Cliff Grossner, VP Market Research at OCP

At the Open Compute Project Foundation, Dr. Grossner leads its market intelligence function and is responsible for driving awareness of OCP, training and certification programs, and guiding inventors presenting their early-stage company ideas to potential investors. Dr. Grossner has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing. His current interests includeIT Ecosystems from cloud to the edge looking at the equipment [servers, IT networking and storage] and software, and physical infrastructure [power and cooling] needed for computation, with a focus on edge computing, silicon components included in IT equipment including coprocessors for AI and ML. Previously, Dr. Grossner was head of the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, which he launched at Infonetics research and followed through transitions to IHS, IHS Markit and Informa Group. Prior to Infonetics, he held senior positions, including heading strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business, tenures at Bell Labs, several startups and Nortel. He earned his Ph.D. at McGill University, and his Master of Science in Computer Science at Concordia University, winning national scholarships to support his graduate work. He holds more than 10 patents in computer networking, networking embedded security and telecommunications applications.

Kuba Stolarski, Research Director at IDC

Kuba Stolarski is a Research Director within IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Practice covering research on cloud computing infrastructure, next-gen application and database deployments, modular server design, as well as x86 and ARM server ecosystems. Kuba’s responsibilities also include overseeing the global server forecasting process and co-managing the Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker. Previously, Kuba managed the global research processes for the Server Tracker, and covered various server research topics such as workloads and IoT. In previous roles at IDC, Kuba managed the Printer Tracker, worked in Tracker product development, and contributed to IDC’s Black Book research. Prior to joining IDC, he worked for a local public policy think tank, leading research on fiscal responsibility and municipal services.

  • M.A. in Political Science from the Duke University
  • B.A. in Political Science from the Yale University

Alan Chang, Inspur

John Miranda, Director, Strategy Office, Data Center and AI Group at Intel

John Miranda is a Director in Intel’s Data Center and AI Group Strategy Office. In this role, John is responsible for a companywide market and technology trend sensing program that brings outside in perspectives on emerging forces that will shape the ecosystem Intel operates in. These insights are used to better anticipate the implications of emerging forces to Intel, the associated opportunities (or threats) they may represent, and inform strategy development at both the Data Center and AI business Group and the broader corporate strategy office. In the context of this Webinar, John noted a rising urgency on sustainability with respect to the Information, Communications and Technology sector, leading to internal to Intel and external contributions aiming to accelerate product and technology transition towards more sustainable solutions. John’s background is in Computer Science (began in high school with Apple IIs!), and in recent years, focusing on the intersection of compute and business strategy. Outside of work, John enjoys photography, hiking, and the natural beauty of California’s Central Coast where he and his family live.


OCP Educational Webinar: Laying the Foundations for an Open Edge

July 14, 2022 8-9am PT

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Hear top trends for adoption of edge computing with wireline and wireless networking from OCP, HPE, Kaloom and analyst firm AvidThink.

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Description:

Open hardware has played an important role in driving innovation and allowing a multi-vendor ecosystem in centralized data centers. As the cloud computing model spreads to the edge, the same open and disaggregated model will play an important role in edge computing.

Presenters (learn more below):

  • Cliff Grossner (Moderator): OCP
  • Roy Chau (Analyst): AvidThink
  • Jon Mechling (Panelist): HPE
  • Philippe Michelete (Panelist): Kaloom

Abstract:

The edge computing phenomena is firmly recognized as real and driven by the desire for low-latency processing, need for lower bandwidth consumption, and mandates on data sovereignty.

Unlike centralized data centers, edge locations are numerous, highly distributed, and often remote. And with power and space constraints in edge locations, edge platforms exhibit more diversity and specialization.

This webinar explores the role that open design plays in the multi-vendor edge and shares best practices from the community on how to lay a strong edge foundation. We will cover edge platform selection strategies along with new approaches to the provisioning and management of hardware, software, and connectivity. In addition, we will discuss how to achieve the best scalability and performance for edge workloads like AI/ML-powered computer vision, data analytics, and 5G wireless.

During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Top trends and drivers for adoption of edge computing with wireline and wireless networking
  • Latest open edge computing product and solution roadmaps
  • Technology investments needed for open edge computing to accelerate adoption
  • Multi-vendor and open approaches to provisioning and managing diverse edge platforms
  • Laying the right foundation to power leading edge workloads today, including 5G

Who should attend?

Server, Networking and Storage Architects, Data Center Equipment Vendors, Silicon Vendors, Colocation Service Providers, Telecom Service Providers, IT buyers and Decision Makers, Enterprise CIO and CTO, emerging edge computing companies

Meet the speakers!

Cliff Grossner, VP Market Research at OCP

At the Open Compute Project Foundation, Dr. Grossner leads its market intelligence function and is responsible for driving awareness of OCP, training and certification programs, and guiding inventors presenting their early-stage company ideas to potential investors. Dr. Grossner has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing. His current interests includeIT Ecosystems from cloud to the edge looking at the equipment [servers, IT networking and storage] and software, and physical infrastructure [power and cooling] needed for computation, with a focus on edge computing, silicon components included in IT equipment including coprocessors for AI and ML. Previously, Dr. Grossner was head of the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, which he launched at Infonetics research and followed through transitions to IHS, IHS Markit and Informa Group. Prior to Infonetics, he held senior positions, including heading strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business, tenures at Bell Labs, several startups and Nortel. He earned his Ph.D. at McGill University, and his Master of Science in Computer Science at Concordia University, winning national scholarships to support his graduate work. He holds more than 10 patents in computer networking, networking embedded security and telecommunications applications.

Roy Chau, Founder & Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral where he ran both the research and product teams. Prior to that, he was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 companies and startups. He has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

Jon Mechling, Senior Product Manager at HPE

Jon Mechling is a Senior Product Manager in HPE's Communications Technology Group.  His current responsibilities focus on HPE's Open Distributed Infrastructure Management offerings.  Prior to HPE, Jon held product management positions for telecommunications systems and software at companies including Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies.  He started his career as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs.  Jon has his BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton, his MSE in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Philippe Michelet, Product Management at Kaloom

Philippe Michelet is currently leading Product Management at Kaloom with a particular focus on our vision at the “Edge” as “Unified Edge Fabric” combined to one 5G component – UPF. Acceleration in HW via P4 and a fully containerized solution (K8/OCP) allow a massive cost reduction in both CAPEX and OPEX. Before joining Kaloom, Philippe Michelet was leading Product Management at Snaproute where he refocused the strategy on “Edge” before the company was acquired by Infoblox late 2019. Prior to Snaproute, Philippe worked for HPE as Senior Director of Global Product Line Management, Data Center Networking, driving the strategy and roadmap of the entire HW/SW product line as well as the associated management and orchestration solutions. Prior to HPE, he was part of the Advanced Technology Group (Office of the CTO, HP Networking), and participated in the creation of the “Virtual Application Networks” framework (HP SDN architecture including VAN SDN Controller, SDN Manager and multiple SDN applications). Philippe has a bachelor’s degree in software engineering and a Specialized Master from the National Institute of Telecommunications.