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Welcome to the Project Olympus Sub-Group. Charter for this team is to enable the OCP community to further explore, invent, collaborate, enhance, and produce great solutions for customers using Project Olympus modular building blocks. Project Olympus is Microsoft's next generation rack level solution that is open sourced through Open Compute Project. Project Olympus addresses variety of cloud workloads for Microsoft Cloud and was introduced in November 2016 with V1.0 contribution November 2017. Since inception Project Olympus has attracted a large group of partners from compute silicon providers to ODMs, OEMs and component  manufacturers and is becoming the de facto open compute standard for cloud workloads.

Project Olympus Server

Modular Design

Project Olympus is a modular system designed for convergence of the industry ecosystem to enable onboarding more hardware more quickly. The systems are designed for the needs of scale-up systems.

Project Olympus Rack System

Project Olympus is built upon a base Rack, 42U or 48U tall, with integrated A/C power distribution and rack-level management.

Open CloudServer OCS V2.1 Specification Version Submit Date Contributor License Notes
test 1 Test 2
Test 3


, Chassis, Rack Managers, PDUs, PSUs, Blades and Motherboards from other architectures such as OCP Open Rack, Open Rack 19, Scorpio, 19” EIA Racks, Rack-mount Servers, and Tower Servers.

While, Microsoft is planning Design and Product implementations based on Project Olympus specification, we encourage the community to use as-is, buy/sell as-is, or modify-to-use/sell and to provide feedback on any of these software or hardware Modules.

In response to great interest from the OCP community about Project Olympus contribution, OCP Server Project is initiating a sub-group called “Project Olympus Subgroup” for focused discussions in an open OCP community forum.

The goal of this subgroup is to explore the detail of feature set and design of each Module and how it interoperates with other Modules; provide feedback; streamline high-quality production and distribution of each Module in high volume; and propose enhancement or substitution of a Module to provide new value-add.

Use Project Olympus Wiki to sign up for mailing distribution list, events, meetings, document links, project space, etc.

Mark A. Shaw has graciously agreed to lead this subgroup discussion and facilitate interactive working meetings with electrical, mechanical, power, thermal, firmware, and software experts.

This subgroup may include parties interested in different use cases:

1. Develop solutions based on Project Olympus ingredients as specified

2. Use Project Olympus Motherboard as-is; redesign everything else

3. Use Project Olympus Motherboard and Rack-manager as-is; redesign Blade Chassis, use off-the-shelf PSU, interfaces PCIe to new IO peripherals, use a different Rack

4. Use Project Olympus Rack, PMDU, Motherboard, and PSU as-is; redesign Blade Chassis and PCIe IO interfaces

5. Use Project Olympus Rack, Blade Chassis, and PSU as-is; redesign the motherboard

Azure Blog:

On GitHub:

Licensed under the OWFa1.0 license:

Project Olympus Wiki:

Quick Links

Data Center Dynamics / OCP Converged Summit Nov 2016

Project Olympus Introduction (Nov 2016)

Project Olympus Technical Overview (Nov 2016)

Project Olympus Universal Motherboard (Nov 2016)

Get Involved


More information about OCP events can be found at:

Project Olympus Kick-off at Data Center Dynamics Nov 2016

OCP Engineering Workshop Sessions - TBD


This project meets - TBD

This call is open to the public.

The agenda as well as information on how to join the call can be found at: TBD

Working documents are posted to the WIKI at: TBD

Meeting minutes are available at: TBD


Project communication is done through the mailing list.

To get on the mailing list or manage your subscription go to:

To access the mailing list archives go to:

Specifications and Designs

Any specifications that are accepted by the Foundation will be listed on the OCP Server Project Specs and Designs page at:

Specifications and Designs that are currently in-progress can be found at: