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See below for material for tomorrow's call:

Summary of simulation results under stand-by power

Presentation slides

--- Agenda

1. Review latest round of simulation results

2. Go over a few topics for discussion


See below for material for tomorrow's call:

Updated thermal model: Cases A1-A5

Updated thermal model: Cases A6-A10

Updated thermal model: Cases D1-D8

Summary of simulation results using updated thermal models

Presentation slides

--- Agenda

1. Review changes to thermal models based on feedback from the community

2. Review latest round of simulation results

3. Go over a few topics for discussion


Here are the update in the past 2x weeks, and material for tomorrow's call:

Updated thermal simulation case deck:Thermal Simulation Feedback_20170517

Update thermal simulation case spreadsheet: Updated Thermal Simulation Cases_20170511

Additional questions to NIC suppliers:

- Standby(S5) power of NIC, or ratio of P_Standby / P_Max

- P_standby of Optical modules


As we kicked off the discussion of Mezz thermal simulation on 4/19, here are the updates:

OCP Mezz 3.0 Thermal Simulation Description

OCP Mezz 3.0 Thermal Simulation Package

Please give your feedback in mailing list and we will talk about it on next call on 5/3.


We have an updated schedule for comment and feedback:

Schedule Update V2

Mezz 3.0 Survey is closed with 5 participants; Summary with company names masked can be found here:

Mezz 3.0 Survey filled 201704016

A few updates were made to the master deck: Mezz 3.0 General Update

Our next call is on 4/19/2017 Wednesday 9am PDT(2nd call of the month). As always, call-in info can be found here.

--- Agenda

1. Sync with community about schedule refresher and get feedback for schedule and milestone

2. Summary of survey

3. John Fernandes will share methodology for thermal simulation

4. Call for more feedback on a few options (9,10,11,12)


1. Ramp NIC survey template version to v03 to have more exact wording. Template v03

2. Due to the limitation of mailing-list with attachment, please send the filled template to Jia will aggregate and update to the wiki based on your selection of the confidential level (cell B6,B7 of the template v03)

3. Schedule proposal v01 is available for review and comment. A few notes:

- Overall it includes 3x stages: Information collection => Narrow down direction => work out details and 1st draft

- The v01 schedule is on the aggressive side, i.e. the best case scenario when everything goes as expected.

- Please review it, give inputs in mailing-list, and discuss in the call next week.


An improved version of survey template v02 is created. All NIC suppliers are strongly recommend to participate to influence Mezz 3.0. Inputs from System supplier and Hyper-scale/CSP are welcome as well.

Agenda for next meeting (4/5)

1. Review overall Mezz 3.0 work schedule

2. Review the boundary with the context of major options

3. Pick major option branches to perform more detailed study


A survey of boundary condition of typical use cases is going on.

Detail see here

Please reply to mailing-list to share your boundary condition of Mezz3.0 or write to Jia Ning


1. Video of 3/17/2017 OCP Server workshop talk - Mezz 2.0 and beyond

2. Slide deck of 3/9/2017 workshop

3. Visco file for placement study