Rack & Power

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Welcome to the OCP Open Rack Project.
This project if focused on optimizing all of the infrastructure that IT gear uses for very large scale deployments.
This includes items like:
Physical support structures
-Shelves and adapters
-Cable management and gear interconnects
Stable Power delivery
-power distribution system
-battery back-up
-power conversion
This project is focused on solving problems for large scale deployment like:
-fast deployment of resources to the data center
-efficient upgrade cycles
-simple physical and thermal interfaces for the data center
-quickly identifying and servicing of failed components
-extracting value from components with different lifetimes

Link to the Open Rack Project Charter here

Get Involved

This project is open to the public and we are interested in getting the community involved to make things better.


Join us at a meeting:
This project meets annually at the OCP Summit events. More information on these events can be found on the OCP events page
or a workshop:
This project also meets at OCP Engineering Workshop Sessions as needed here

How to get in touch with OCP: Communication Paths

Email one of the Open Rack Project leads:
[Steve Mills]
[Brian Obernesser]
Join the "Opencompute-openrack" mailing list here:
Website - http://www.opencompute.org/wiki/Open_Rack

Specifications and Design files

The community involved in the Open Rack Project has created several standards and specifications to help with developing new products.
All of the files are available for <<DOWNLOAD>>.

Presentations from Open Rack Meetings

Boston Working Group - OCT 2015

INTEL Proposal for Open Rack Management Backplane Connection
INTEL UPDATE for Open Rack Management Backplane Connection
INTEL Open Rack Initiative for Method of Rear Mounting
BELDEN Update on Open Bridge Rack

San Jose Summit - MAR 2015

Facebook Open Rack V2 Update
Open Rack Standard 1.1 to 1.2 Changes
Schneider Electric Flat Pack Open Rack V2
Beldin Open Rack V2
Delta Open Rack V2
Stack Velocity Open Rack V2

Paris Summit - OCT 2014

Facebook Open Rack V2 Electrical Update
Facebook Open Rack V2 Mechanical Update
Rittal Open Rack V2 Update
Proposed Updates for Open Rack Standard 1.2

San Jose Summit - Jan 2014

Community Update Slides
Fidelity Open Bridge Rack V1.0

San Jose Engineering Session - Aug 2013

Facebook Update on Open Rack V1

MIT Engineering Session - May 2013

Facebook Update on Open Rack V1