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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


Project Olympus Modular System 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.

Project Olympus Specifications Explanation
Project Olympus Rack Specification Heavy Duty 42U or 48U options to cover your needs
Project Olympus Chassis Mechanical 3D PDF Enables fly-by of the Rack with integrated PMDU, Rack Management, and Universal Power cords
Project Olympus Universal Power Monitoring Distribution Unit (PMDU) Distributes two three-phase AC Power inputs to each of the server positions. Home to the Rack Manager which serves as single point of control for the servers with embedded on/off capability and rack-level power measurement and power capping ability.
Project Olympus Universal Power Distribution Unit (UPDU) 2U Horizontal or 0U Vertical UPDU for use in any EIA rack
Project Olympus Universal Power Cord Enables single PDU to use different Power Cords for World-Wide Deployments
Project Olympus Rack Manager Rack Level Management integrates into the PMDU
Project Olympus Standalone Rack Manager Servers don't have to use the PMDU. With the Standalone Rack Manager, you can manage any server with an Ethernet port off the BMC for single point of Rack-level control
Project Olympus Air Blocker Plastic air blocker for EIA rack that works with both bare rails and with Project Olympus tracks

Project Olympus Servers

Microsoft's 1U and 2U servers mix and match with your motherboard.

Project Olympus Specifications Explanation
Project Olympus 1U Server Universal 1U server chassis
Project Olympus 2U Server Universal 2U server chassis features 12 Large Form Factor HDD storage expansion
Project Olympus Universal Motherboard Depicts a generic motherboard with I/O slots, face plate, mounting holes, power and management connectors all in the right place.
Project Olympus Server Power Supply This native N+1 1,000W PSU accepts two three-phase AC Power inputs to automatically balance the phases to enable more servers to be deployed into the datacenter.
Project Olympus Universal Power Supply Software Interface To enable the ecosystem to build many different motherboards, the software interface to the PSU is critical.

Project Olympus Motherboards Featuring Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Project Olympus is designed for a mix and match of different motherboards in the standardized chassis.

Project Olympus Specifications Explanation
Project Olympus Intel XSP Motherboard

Electrical Collateral

Deep contributions into this Motherboard
Project Olympus Intel XSP Motherboard BIOS BIOS Specification used for the Intel motherboard.

Project Olympus Motherboards

Project Olympus is designed for a mix and match of different motherboards in the standardized chassis.

Project Olympus Specifications Explanation
AMD EPYC Motherboard AMD EPYC Motherboard
Project Olympus Cavium ThunderX2 ARM64 Motherboard Cavium ThunderX2
[] Qualcomm Motherboard

Project Olympus Expansion Chassis

Project Olympus features mix and match expansion modules.

Project Olympus Specifications Explanation
Project Olympus DX-88 Storage Expansion featuring 88 Hot-Swap Disk Drives. Can be set up to have one, two or four Project Olympus 1U Server Head Nodes for 88, 44, or 22 HDDs each.
Project Olympus Project Olympus DX-88 Power Supply Three Phase 1650W Hot-Swap PSU used as a pair in the DX-88 to provide highly available N+N power
[] Hyperscale GPU Expansion Chassis featuring eight NVIDIA SXM2 GPUs

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.

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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: