2023 OCP Future Technologies Symposium, Prague

19 April 2023, Prague, Czech Republic

AI/HPC and Data Center Sustainability

Future Technologies Symposium

Title Speakers
OCP FTS Kick off & Opening Keynote "The AI Revolution is Upon Us: HPC Implications" Lesya Dymyd (OCP), Allan Smith (Rise Consulting), Allan Cantle (Nallasway) Video  
Quantum-accelerated Supercomputing Laura Schulz (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre) Video Slides
Putting the "work" in network: In-network stream data analytics Monica Chiosa (ETH Zurich) Video Slides
Energy Efficient AI Hardware: neuromorphic circuits and tools Loreto Mateu (Fraunhofer) Video Slides
Could Energy Aware Runtime (EAR) be the European bet for AI/HPC Data Center energy optimization? Julita Corbalan (Barcelona Supercomputing Center/Polytechnic University of Catalonia) Video Slides
"Hot IT" a false economy? The true impact of temperature and location on efficiency Richard Kenny (Interact) Video Slides
Panel: Heat Reuse: Boiler Possibilities Allan Smith (Rise Consulting), Clément Pellegrini (Qarnot Computing), Francois Tournesac (Impleon) Video  
Cloud infrastructure: It has to work, and it has to be sustainable ... Surely this is not impossible! Kenneth Tan (Sardina Systems) Video Slides
Kickoff FTS Technology Demonstrations Lesya Dymyd (OCP) Video  
FTS Technology Demonstrations Clément Pellegrini (Qarnot Computing), Jeroen Burks (Blockheating), Kenneth Tan (Sardina Systems), David Gyulnazaryan (Impleon), Çağatay Yilmaz (Research Institutes of Sweden), Julita Corbalan (Barcelona Supercomputing Center/Polytechnic University of Catalonia), Karl Rabe (WoodenDataCenter), Alan Gibbemeyer (Telescent) Video  

2022 OCP Future Technologies Symposium, San Jose

19 October, San Jose, California

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 OCP Future Technologies Symposium awards!

OCP Symposium Best Paper  ($10.000 USD) :  DWDM photonics for optical compute interconnects, Alan Liu, Quintessent

OCP Symposium Track Best Paper (Meta Portal +) 

Future Technologies Symposium presentations:

Title Speakers
2022 OCP Future Technologies Symposium Kick-Off Lesya Dymyd (Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP)) | Allan Smith (Meta) Video N/A
Advanced Packaging Platforms and Design Kits for Chiplets Integration in HPC Applications Lihong Cao (ASE Group) Video Slides
Challenges of new product innovation at the IT industry Sungwook Ryu (Samsung) Video Slides
CSM Telemetry Data Sharing Model Panos Christeas (Meta) Video N/A
CSM WG Introduction Murugasamy Nachimuthu (Intel Corporation) Video Slides
CXL-based Memory Expansion and Near Memory Processing Opportunities: A Case Study for Data Analytics Platforms Don Moon (SK hynix) Video Slides
Digital Background Calibration of Time-Interleaved ADCs Using FIR Filters Naim Ben-Hamida (Ciena) Video Slides
DSS - The Open Source [P/T]erabyte Scale Storage Engine for High Bandwidth Applications Mahsa Bayati (Samsung) Video Slides
DWDM photonics for optical compute interconnects Alan Liu (Quintessent) Video Slides
From Start Up to Sustainable Super-computing Company Leonie Banzer (Cloud&Heat) Video N/A
From water consumer to water producer: Modular - ultra-high-dense - direct hot-liquid cooled - sustainable data centers Leonie Banzer (Cloud&Heat) | Jaime Comella (Cloud&Heat Technologies GmbH) | Jens Struckmeier (Cloud&Heat) Video Slides
FTI Project Update: AI HW-SW Co-design Weifeng Zhang (Alibaba) Video Slides
FTI Project Update: Cloud Service Model (CSM) Murugasamy Nachimuthu (Intel Corporation) Video Slides
FTI Project Update: Software Defined Memory (SDM) Manoj Wadekar (Meta) Video Slides
FTS & FTI Announcements Lesya Dymyd (Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP)) | Allan Smith (Meta) | Yangseok Ki (Samsung) Video Slides
Group Scope Proposal Manoj Wadekar (Meta) | Anjaneya "Reddy" Chagam (Intel Corporation) | Samir Mittal (Micron Technology) Video N/A
How HARTING Enables Critical Data Center Technologies Will Stewart (HARTING) Video Slides
Inband Management Agents (IMA) George Kola (Google) Video N/A
Low-Profile High-Efficiency 6kW 400V/48V Three-Phase LLC with Integrated Planar Magnetics Rimon Gadelrab (Virginia Tech (CPES)) | Fred Lee (CPES Virginia Tech) Video Slides
Next-generation Co-Packaged Optics for Future Disaggregated AI Systems Sajjad Moazeni (University of Washington-Seattle) Video Slides
OCP FTS and FTI as enablers of innovation in the OCP Community George Tchaparian (OCP) Video Slides
OCP SDM Project Plan/Discussion/Wrap Up Manoj Wadekar (Meta) Video N/A
Open Compute Heat Appliances Unlocking the sustainable ♻️ decentralized compute ecosystem Jeroen van Bemmel (Exergy) Video Slides
PANEL: Industry synergies on cloud scale infrastructure management challenges and opportunities Mohan Kumar (Intel Corporation) | Panos Christeas (Meta) | Balint Fleischer (Micron Technology) | Chukwunenye Nnebe (Microsoft) | Phil Shafer (Juniper Networks) Video N/A
PANEL: SDM Ecosystem Readiness Anjaneya "Reddy" Chagam (Intel Corporation) | Rekha Pitchumani (Samsung) | Puja Zalawadia (Micron) | Mahesh Wagh (AMD) | Qasim Ali (VMWare) Video N/A
PANEL: SDM Use Cases Manoj Wadekar (Meta) | Renu Raman (Vmware) | Vikrant Soman (Uber) | Samir Rajadnya (Microsoft) Video N/A
PANEL: Why Are We Talking About AI HW/SW Co-Design Again? Allan Cantle (Nallasway) | Yangseok Ki (Samsung) | Danny Moore (Rambus) | Huihuo Zheng (Argonne National Lab) | Kevin Cameron (Cirrus Logic) Video N/A
Parallel microLED-based optical links enable <1pJ/bit energy consumption Christoph Pfistner (Avicena) Video Slides
Polymorphic Architecture for Future AI/ML Applications Weifeng Zhang (Alibaba) Video Slides
Satellite Management Controller Architecture Changho Choi (Samsung) | Bumjun (BJay) Kim (Samsung) Video N/A
SDM Welcome & Kickoff Manoj Wadekar (Meta) Video N/A
Symposium Awards Presentation Lesya Dymyd (Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP)) | Allan Smith (Meta) Video N/A
Symposium Wrap Up Lesya Dymyd (Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP)) | Allan Smith (Meta) Video N/A
Thermal feasibility of the OCP HPC module Çağatay Yilmaz (Lande Rack Cabinet) | Ender Demirel (Design and Simulation Technologies Inc.) | Allan Cantle (Nallasway) Video Slides
Thrifty Workload Planning for Datacenter Sustainability and Efficiency Nik Sultana (Illinois Institute of Technology) Video Slides
TintenFisch: The Multi-brained Datacenter Machine Andres Lagar-Cavilla (Google) Video Slides
Tracking de-multiplexer for uncooled 1.6T-FR8 with backward compatibility Siamak Amiralizadeh (Meta) Video Slides
Use Cases for Software-Defined Tiered Memory and Memory Snapshots Yue Li (MemVerge) Video Slides

2021 OCP Future Technologies Symposium, San Jose

8 November 2021, San Jose California

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 OCP Future Technologies Symposium awards!

OCP Symposium Best Paper ($10,000 USD)Pushing the Boundary Conditions of Data Centers Facilitates Innovative Circular Economy Approaches, Leonie Banzer et al, Cloud & Heat

  • Click here to read a blog the Cloud & Heat Technologies team put together explaining their paper!

OCP Symposium Track Best Paper (Ray-Ban Stories) :


2020 OCP Future Technologies Symposium

15 May 2020, Virtual conference (due to Covid)

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 OCP Future Technologies Symposium Best Paper Award ($10.000 USD):  Ahmed Nabih, Qiang Li and Fred C. Lee from the Center of Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Tech.

  • 3kW Power Supply Design with Easy Manufacturability for 48 V Bus Power Architecture - Poster, Brief

2020 OCP Future Technologies Symposium: Selected Topics

  • Industrial Tech Research Institute: Container-based NFVI Platform with Network Performance Analysis and Tuning for Mobile Edge Private Network - Poster, Brief
  • Alibaba Group: HPCC: High Precision Congestion Control for High-Speed Networking - Poster, Brief 
  • University of Waikato: Using Faucet to Validate Hardware OpenFlow Implementations - Poster, Brief
  • Osaka University: Feasibility study of liquid immersion technology for cooling network equipment - Poster, Brief
  • AIST: Development of Fast Control Plane for an Optical and Electrical Hybrid Switch Network - Poster, Brief
  • University of Toronto: Toward Intelligent Interconnect Fabrics - Poster, Brief
  • University of Southampton: Programmable integrated optical circuits using the open-access CORNERSTONE platform - Poster, Brief
  • UC Berkeley: Hybrid and Resonant Switched-Capacitor Converters: Achieving Ultra Efficient and Compact High Step-Down DC-DC Power Conversion for Datacenter Applications - Poster, Brief
  • Alibaba Group: Distributed Shared Memory Architecture Poster, Brief
  • Inphi Corp: 2.5D Heterogenous Silicon Photonics Light Engine with Integrated DFB Lasers and Electronics - Poster, Brief
  • Industrial Tech Research Institute: Reconfigurable Array of Inexpensive Batteries Architecture - Poster
  • University of Penn./University of Colorado Boulder/Stanford University/University of Central Fl.: Towards peta-bit/s optical links - Poster, Brief
  • Princeton University: LEGO-PoL: A Family of Extreme Performance Miniaturized Point-of-Load Converters for High Current Microprocessors - Poster, Brief
  • Samsung Electronics: Zoned Namespaces: From Archival to I/O Predictability - Poster, Brief
  • Virginia Tech: 3kW Power Supply Design with Easy Manufacturability for 48 V Bus Power Architecture - Poster, Brief
  • Stanford University/Inphi Corporation: Coherent Co-Packaged Optical Interfaces Enabling Next-Generation Data Center Switching - Poster, Brief
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Wide Voltage Range High-Efficiency Sigma Converter 48V VRM With Fast Transient Response - Poster, Brief
  • Alibaba Group: Towards AI-assisted Video Compression - Poster
  • UC Santa Cruz: ReFlex4ARM: Supporting 100GbE Flash Storage Disaggregation on ARM SoC - Poster, Brief
  • HPE/Intel/University of Florida: Near Data Processing Workload Acceleration - Design Space Exploration on Current Architectures and Workloads 
  • Lightbits Labs: Always Available Clustered High Performance Storage with LightOS - Poster
  • Industrial Tech Research Institute: PCIe Network as an Open Inter-Accelerator Interconnect - Poster
  • San Jose State University: A 48-V Point of Load LLC Converter for Data Center Applications using Hybrid Control Structure - Poster
  • Juniper Networks: Manufacture and Test of Photonics within the Electronics Ecosystem - Poster
  • Princeton University: Stochastic Model and Scaling Factor of Differential Power Processing for Hard Disk Drive Servers - Poster
  • North Dakota State University/University of Dayton: A 99.5% Efficient Switched-Capacitor Resonant Converter for Data Center Application - Poster
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: High Frequency Isolated Transformer Design for Medium Voltage AC to Low Voltage DC Power Conversion - Poster
  • University of New Hampshire: Validating the Open Compute Project NIC 3.0 PCIe Bifurcation Mechanism - Poster
  • Forced Physics DCT: Cool with Ambient Air to Reduce Cost and Climate Risk - Poster
  • SkyCool Systems: Reducing Data Center Energy and Water Usage Through Passive Radiative Cooling - Poster
  • University of Washington/Columbia University/Microsoft: Integrating Data Center Battery Storage with the Grid: Participation in Frequency Regulation Markets - Poster

2020 Future Technologies: (Re)Designing Collaboration

6 October, 2022, Virtual event

The OCP Future Technologies Symposium team held an interactive experience: (Re)Designing Collaboration on October 6th, 2020 at 9 AM PT. Attendees heard keynote presentations from people in academia and industry on lessons learned, effective remote collaboration and practices to respond to crises.

Event objectives:

  1. Learn - to know how others are adopting and solving the crisisrelated challenges due to Covid
  2. Inspire - to be aware of the existing solutions and models to apply in your organization
  3. Collaborate - to understand how our COmmunity members can cooperate to solve the future IT challenges together

Event Materials:

  • Kick-off : Allan Smith, Facebook: Video, Slides
  • Meeting the Challenge with Spartan Spirit at Silicon Valley’s Public University - David Parent, SJSU: Video, Slides
  • Academia Panel: Video
    • Arvind Krishnamurthy, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
    • David Woolf, UNH Inter-Operability Laboratory
    • Tian Gu, MIT
  • 30 Global Workstreams: Designing Return to Office for Facebook, Inc in 6 Weeks - Allan Smith, Facebook: Video
  • Migrating In-Person Events to Virtual - Jeremy Muir, FNTECH: Video, Slides
  • Conversation with Bill Carter, OCP CTO: Video
  • Pivoting Quickly in a Virtual World - Mitch Glaser, AirBnB: Video
  • Wrap-up - Allan Smith, Facebook, and Lesya Dymyd, 2CRSi: Video, Slides

2019 OCP Future Technologies Symposium, San Jose

14 March 2019, San Jose California

  • Congratulations to the winner of the 2019 OCP Symposium Best Paper Award (Awarded an Oculus Rift.)
    • MIT - Tian Gu - High-performance Polymer Optic and Photonic Devices for Chip-scale Optical Interconnects - Poster
  • Osaka University - Poster 1, Poster 2
  • Princeton - Poster
  • Northwestern - Poster
  • Smith College - Poster
  • UC Berkeley - Poster
  • UC San Diego - Poster
  • UC Santa Barbara - Poster
  • UC Santa Cruz - Poster
  • University of Manitoba - Poster
  • University of New Hampshire - Poster

2019 OCP Future Technologies Symposium, Amsterdam

26 September 2019, Amsterdam Netherlands

  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 OCP Symposium Best Paper Awards (Both were awarded an Oculus Rift.)
    • University of Southhampton: Opxen Access Silicon Photonics Foundry - Brief
    • UT Austin: Collaboration between CPU and Near-Data Accelerators for ML Training - Brief
  • 2crsi: Towards Industrialized Performance and Quality control - Brief
  • High Efficiency Data Center PSU - Brief
  • LiquidBrain: Massively Parallel Liquid Cooling for AI Supercomputing - Brief
  • Osaka University & Fujitsu: Experimental evaluation of cooling performance for liquid immersion - Brief, Video
  • Northwestern University & NCHC: Clonezillafor ONIE - Brief
  • San Jose State University: Computation Aspect of Memristor Memories - Brief
  • Telescent: Automated, Open Meet-Me-Room - Brief
  • IBM: Open Tape for Open Compute - Brief, Paper