2020 Virtual Event: (Re)Designing Collaboration

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

  1. Learn - to know how others are adopting and solving the crisis-related challenges

  2. Inspire - to be aware of what are 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     


  • 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 InterOperability 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 Global Summit Symposium Results

  • Winner! (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 Regional Summit Symposium Results

  • Winners! (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