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 OCP OCP Policies 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


- Charter
- OCP Presentation Template - please contact Michael Schill for a copy

Project Leadership

Incubation Committee Representative

- Gopa Parameswan (Microsoft)

Project Leads

- Steven Moore (Rittal)
- Harry Soin (Artesyn)

Get Involved

- Mailing List
- OCP website
- OCP Calendar

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 to be viewed and downloaded on the Specifications and Designs page here.

Regular Project Calls

This project meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 12-1pm EST (please check the call calendar on the OCP website for the latest time and call-in info). You can also subscribe to the Rack and Power mailing list to keep updated.

- Call Calendar

Recordings from Past Calls

- November 8th, 2023
- August 2nd, 2023
- July 12, 2023
- July 6, 2023
- March 8th, 2023
- February 8th, 2023
- October 13th, 2022
- October 12th, 2022
- August 24th, 2022
- August 10th, 2022
- July Call cancelled.
- June Call cancelled
- May 19th, 2022
- Rack and Power Tech Talk May 5th, 2022
- May 5th, 2022
- April 7th, 2022
- March 9th, 2022 Recording
- February 9th, 2022 - Call Not Recorded
- October 13th, 2021 Recording Presentations
- August 11th, 2021
- July 14th, 2021
- May 12th, 2021 Presentations
- April 14th, 2021
- March 10th, 2021
- February 10th, 2021
- October 14th, 2020
- Redfish DCIM questions: September 10th, 2020
- August 12th, 2020
- June 10th, 2020
- April 8th, 2020
- March 11th, 2020
- February 12th, 2020
- September 11th, 2019
- August 14th, 2019
- May 8th, 2019
- April 10th, 2019
- February 13th, 2019
- December 12th, 2018
- November 14th, 2018
- August 8th, 2018
- June 13th, 2018
- May 9th, 2018
- April 11th, 2018
- Feb 14th, 2018
- Jan 10th, 2018
- Dec 13th, 2017

Presentations from Rack & Power Meetings

- CALL - APR2020
Open Rack V3 Family Update Steve Mills - Facebook
- CALL - MAR2020
OCPV3 BBU Proposal_Stephan Schaecher - Infineon
ORV3 19in Config_Tim Lee - Google
- CALL - FEB2020
OCP BBU V3 Presentation_Gary Sapia - Analog Devices
ORV3 PSU Proposal_Xiong Li - Google
- CALL - MAY2019
Open Compute PDU -2crsi
Open Rack Backplane Discussion PDU -Huawei
- CALL - DEC2018
Open Rack Specification V2.1 Update -Facebook - Steve Mills
Power Shelf Interoperability Update -Artesyn - Harry Soin
Universal Power Shelf Input Connector – Harting – Will Stewart
- CALL - NOV2018
12V Busbar Test Results 2018 - Rittal - Samuel Brumhard
- CALL - AUG2018
Nokia 36 OpenU Telco Rack
Mitac ESA V1 Rail kit

-Engineering Workshop JUL 2018
Complete Slide Deck - OCP Members
- CALL - MAY2018
Multi-Vendor Interop - Facebook
- 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