Rack & Power

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Welcome to the OCP Rack and Power Project.

Disclaimer: Please do not submit any confidential information to the Project Community. All presentation materials, proposals, meeting minutes and/or supporting documents are published by OCP and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found on the [Legal Docs] page. If you have any questions please contact OCP.

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 at the Rack level and below
-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

More details about the project scope can be found in the Rack & Power 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. Please check out the Engineering Workshop Calendar and scroll down to the "OCP Rack & Power Project" schedule to get the times and call-in details.

How to get in touch with OCP: Communication Paths

Email one of the Rack & Power Project leads:

Steve Mills


Brian Obernesser

Join the "Opencompute-openrack" mailing list here:

Website - http://www.opencompute.org/projects/rack-and-power/

Specifications and Design files

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

Presentations from Rack & Power Meetings

CALL - FEB2018

Multi-Vendor Interop - Artesyn
Indicator Specification - Facebook

CALL - FEB2017

Proposed Power Changes to Open Rack 2.0 specification

Dallas Engineering Workshop - SEP2017

Open Compute Busbar Standardization - Rittal
OCP Busbar Proposal - Amphenol
48V BarKlip IT Gear Connector - Amphenol
Three Phase 380-480VAC Power Shelf Proposal V0.4 - GE
Open Rack Specification Changes Proposal - DELTA
Overview of FLATPACK in Open Rack V2.0 - GOOGLE

Santa Clara Summit - MAR 2017

Link to all Presentations

UNH Engineering Workshop - AUG 2016

Google/FB Open Rack Standard V2.0 Overview

San Jose Summit - MAR 2016

INTEL Design Guide for Open Rack Management Backplane Connection
FACEBOOK Introduction to Facebook Open Rack V2

Boston Engineering Workshop - 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 Workshop - Aug 2013

Facebook Update on Open Rack V1

MIT Engineering Workshop - May 2013

Facebook Update on Open Rack V1