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OCP US Summit 17[edit]

The OCP U.S. Summit 2017 was held on 8-9 March 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, This year's summit had 62 sponsors and over 2800 registered attendees which represented over 550 companies from 28 countries. If you were unable to attend OCP U.S. Summit 2017 below are links to the Keynote and Main Stage Talks, Executive Tracks Sessions, Expo Hall Sessions. Noticeably missing this year was live streaming and remote participation for the Engineering Workshops; however, as you can see below we now have professional recordings of the Engineering Workshops as well. Where possible we have also added links to the slides. (Please note: If slide links are not listed with the sessions then we were not given those decks and you'll need to reach out to those speakers.)

Day 1 - 8 March 2017[edit]

This year our main stage lineup was filled more spec and product announcements than one rack or rather rack type could hold, but we will discuss that later in this post. Jason Taylor, OCP President and Chairman of the Board opened the OCP US Summit 2017 event with a welcome and 'State of OCP' address. In his presentations he included a thank you to the OCP Summit Sponsors, a shout out to our now 198 tiered member organizations as well as hinted to the upcoming announcements that the audience would here about throughout the morning keynote and main stage presentations from our sponsors. Taylor also highlighted the new OCP product portal ("Buy OCP") that the Foundation, community leadership and contributing organizations are working to populate.

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Kushagra Vaid, General Manager for Azure Cloud Hardware Infrastructure at Microsoft Corp took the stage to discuss how Microsoft was 'Reimagining Open Hardware Innovation at Cloud Speed' complete with special guest Leendert van Doorn. Kushagra, reviewed [Project Olympus] and looked to future of not only this project which is being contributed to the OCP Foundation, but Leendert highlighted that Microsoft was also testing the ARM Motherboards.

Masaharu Miyamoto of Yahoo America and Yahoo!Japan took the stage to talk about their successful adoption of OCP based compute nodes and how they adapted it to use 19" EIA racks. He also mentioned how they were looking forward to working with the OCP Rack and Power Project to contribute their solution.

Jason Waxman, OCP Board Member and Corporate Vice President of the Data Center Group at Intel® Corporation took the stage with his 'OCP Solutions Accelerating the Digital Transformation' talk. In his talk he looks at open APS's to support the OCP Racks as well as the tools that Intel® uses to enable efficient workload management. He also touched on Facebook's Lightning storage contribution and the role Intel® played in its development. Additionally he highlighted the Intel® S7200AP Server Board aka Adams Pass as well as the universal motherboard for Project Olympus aka Skylake.

The fun and excitement didn't stop there either. Up next was a lively panel discussion around 'Software's Role in an Open Hardware Ecosystem' which was moderated by Jim Zemlin, Executive Director for the Linux Foundation and made up of the following personalities: Mark Shaw (Microsoft), Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical), Dave Peterson (HPE), John Linville (Red Hat), David Dale (Netapp) and Heather Kirksey (OPNFV Foundation).

Facebook's Director of Technology Strategy, Vijay Rao, took the stage to introduce Facebook's full refresh of its OCP server lineup. In this talk Vijay demonstrated how Facebook’s new hardware design advancements resulted in a better experience for Facebook users. The new products that Vijay announced included: Bryce Canyon, Big Basin, Yosemite v2, Tioga Pass and the Wedge 100S.

Rounding out the morning Keynotes and mainstage talks was futurist and CEO of Possibility & Purpose, Steve Brown. Steve looked to the future to discuss the post-mobile era and what you need to do to be ready for it. He states we have to jobs to prepare the data center for the post-mobile era: 1) Speed Innovation and 2) Accelerate Accelerators.

More information including the videos and slides for these sessions and more can be found below.

Main Stage - Keynotes[edit]

  • Welcome and State of the Foundation Update - [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Reimagining Open Hardware Innovation at Cloud Speed - [video], [slides]
  • Implementing an OCP Strategy - [video], [slides]
  • Intel Platinum Sponsor Presentation - [video], [slides]
  • Software's Role in an Open Hardware Ecosystem - [video]
  • Facebook Server Refresh - [video], [slides]
  • Building a Data Center for the Post-mobile Era - [video], [slides]

Executive Track[edit]

  • Facebook: Scaleout SW Solutions on OCP HW - Panel - [video], slides
  • Intel: Intel and OCP: Collaboration and Innovation - [video], [slides]
  • Hyve: Hyve Designed 48V OCP v2 Rack- [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft: Enabling Cloud Workloads Through Innovations in Silicon - [video], [slides]
  • Sony: OAI - [video], slides
  • Seagate: Innovation in Hyperscale Storage - [video], [slides]
  • Delta: Delta Group Open IT Infrastructure Solutions - [video], [slides]
  • HPE: Leaping Ahead with Open – HPE Has a Hyperscale Strategy for You - [video], [slides]
  • Flex (Nokia): The OCP Driven Telco Cloud - [video], [slides]
  • Marvell: Modular Networking - [video], [slides]
  • AMD: AMD Naples: The Future is Open - [video], slides
  • Intel: Intel® Rack Scale Design: A Deeper Perspective on Software Manageability for the Open Compute Project Community - [video], [slides]
  • Canonical: Total Automation of OCP Infrastructure for Speed, Cost and Accuracy in the DC - [video], [slides]

Expo Hall Track[edit]

  • Facebook: Zooming In On the Network - [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft: Designing Open Source Hardware to Inspire an Ecosystem - [video], [slides]
  • Hyve: New Rack & Server Solutions Supporting OCP Initiatives - [video], [slides]
  • Seagate: NVMe SSD Proliferation in OCP Servers - [video], [slides]
  • Expo Hall Theater: Sony OAI - [video], slides
  • Delta: Moving Beyond the Inflection Point: A White Box Perspective - [video], [slides]
  • HPE: Jump into the Open – HPE Has Your Parachute - [video], [slides]
  • Marvell: Extending the Lifecycle of 3.2T Switches - [video], slides
  • Flex: Removing the Friction from Global Data Center Deployment - [video], [slides]
  • QCT: What’s New in OCP from QCT - [video], [slides]
  • Wiwynn: Planting the Future: Cutting-Edge OCP Products and Partnerships - [video], [slides]
  • CNEX: LightNVM: The Open-Channel SSD Subsystem - [video], [slides]
  • Edgecore: Open Networking Advancements - [video], [slides]
  • Mellanox: OCP Networking Done Right - [video], [slides]
  • Expo Hall Theater: Applied Micro - [video], slides
  • Inspur: Inspur Leads Convergence for Open Data Center Projects - [video], [slides]

Day 2 - 09 March 2017[edit]

Expo Hall[edit]

  • AMD: AMD Naples: Open Innovation for the Software-Defined Era - [video], slides
  • Western Digital: The State of the Solid State Drive (SSD) - [video], [slides]

Engineering Workshops[edit]

Microsoft Project Olympus Track[edit]

  • Welcome and Track Overview
  • Microsoft Project Olympus Overview - [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft Project Olympus Servers - [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft Project Olympus High Density Flash - [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft Project Olympus Storage JBOD - [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft Project Olympus AI Accelerator Chassis (A2C) - [video], [slides]
  • Microsoft Project Olympus Rack Management - [video], [slides]
  • SESSION CANCELLED* Microsoft Project Olympus Node Management
  • Microsoft Power capping in Project Olympus - [video], [slides]

Networking 1[edit]

  • Welcome and Track Overview - [video], slides
  • Facebook's Open Networking Hardware - [video], [slides]
  • Tales From the Field: L1 Issues - [video], [slides]
  • Universal Connectivity and Interoperability in the Open Eco System - [video], [slides]
  • ONIE with Secure Boot - [video], [slides]
  • Linux Networking Greatness, episode 2 - [video], [slides]
  • Experiences in Operating a Mixed OCP/Non-OCP Data Center Network - [video], [slides]
  • Open Networking Advancing, Expanding, and Deploying - video, [slides]
  • Alpha 10G, 25G and 100G switches for the DC and Telco markets - [video], [slides]

Networking 2[edit]

  • Welcome and Track Overview - [video]
  • SAI: Releasing the Potential of Switch ASIC - [video], [slides]
  • Networking SAI Behavioral Model Implementation in P4 - [video], [slides]
  • Taking SAI Beyond the Data Center Fabric - [video], slides
  • SONiC: Enabling Fast Evolution in the Network - [video], [slides]
  • Testing to enable 100G fabrics at scale (TOR and Optics) - [video], [slides]
  • SESSION CANCELLED* GS’ WhiteBox Strategy
  • OpenSwitch (OPX) Introduction - [video], [slides]
  • Controlling the Network with APIs - [video], slides
  • 100G Optics Deployment in Facebook Data Centers - [video], [slides]

Hardware Management[edit]

  • Welcome and Track Overview - video, slides
  • The OpenBMC Project - [video], [: slides]
  • Facebook OpenBMC Updates - [video], [: slides]
  • Hardware Lifecycle at Scale - [video], [: slides]
  • Overview of FAVA: Manufacturing Testing Framework - [video], [: slides]
  • Hardware Management for CG-OpenRack-19 - [video], [slides]
  • HW Management SW Agents in Hyperscale Datacenter Systems - [video], [slides]
  • OCP HW Management, Nokia Experience - [video], [slides]
  • Re-evaluating HDD error correction - [video], [slides]
  • OCP Debug Card With LCD - [video], [slides]

OpenRack (48v) and Data Center[edit]

  • Welcome and Track Overview - video, slides
  • Overview of Open Rack Specification 2.0 Updates - [video], [slides]
  • Power Considerations for Open Rack - [video], [slides]
  • 48V direct to CPU goes Mainstream - [video], slides
  • Flexible & Scalable 48V Solutions To Power Tomorrows Datacenters - [video], [slides]
  • OCP For Telco: The Challenge and the Solution - Part Two - [video], [slides]
  • A Novel, Scalable, Energy Proportional Architecture for 48V to PoL Direct Conversion - [video], [slides]
  • Facility Requirements for Deploying OCP Racks - [video], [slides]
  • Specification of the Data Center IT Pod - [video], [slides]
  • Coordinated Models for Analysis, Design, Construction, and Operations - [video], slides


  • Welcome and Track Overview - video, slides
  • OCP Mezzanine NIC 2.0 and Beyond - [video], [slides]
  • Multi-Node 1S Server Platform Yosemite V2 - [video], [slides]
  • 3U High Density Compute Accelerator System (Dr. Know) - [video], [slides]
  • Facebook OCP 2S Server Tioga Pass - [video], [slides]
  • AVA - NVMe m.2 in Scale Out Storage - [video], [slides]
  • SmartNIC Data Plane Acceleration and Reconfiguration - [video], [slides]
  • Zaius & Barreleye G2: the 48v Google / Rackspace OpenPOWER Platform - [video], [slides]
  • Big Basin: Flexible GPU Expander - [video], [slides]
  • OCP Toolchain Subgroup - Ohub - [video], [slides]


  • Welcome and Track Overview - video, slides
  • Lightning (PCIe JBOF): Update, Challenges, and Solutions - [video], [slides]
  • Bryce Canyon: Facebook’s Next Generation Storage Server - [video], [slides]
  • All NVMe Flash Array for Hyper-efficiency in Rack Scale - [video], [slides]
  • Software-Defined Storage Architectures on Open Compute - [video], [slides]
  • Building Shared Accelerated Storage on OCP - [video], slides
  • A High-density NVME JBOF Storage in 1U Chassis - [video], [slides]
  • Cloud-Optimized HDD Standardization Process - [video], [slides]
  • Open Drive Test - [video], [slides]


  • Welcome and Track Overview: Telco Project - [video], slides
  • Specification for OCP - Telecom Sled - [video], slides
  • 5G: Redefining the Telco Data Center - [video], [slides]
  • Delivering Carrier-Grade OCP to Telco Data Centers - [video], [slides]
  • OCP Trial Results for Telco Infrastructure - [video], [slides]
  • High Temperature Datacenter Hardware - [video], [slides]
  • Applying Cloud Principles to Hardware Drivers - [video], [slides]
  • Open Access – AT&T Specs - [video], [slides]


Images from the event can be found at:

Upcoming Summit[edit]

The next summit will be OCP U.S. Summit 2018 which will be held on 20-21 March 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. We will update the OCP Summit page as soon as updates are available.


20-21 March 2018


San Jose Convention Center, San Jose California

Sponsorship Opportunities[edit]

OCP Events would not be possible with the support and participation of our sponsors.

Are you interested in sponsor the 2018 Summit? If so, and you attended or your organization sponsored the 2017 Summit then sign up by 5 April 2017 to receive a 5% discount. (Please Note: that you or your organization had to attend or sponsor the 2017 event in order to receive the discount)


Sponsorship Form

If you have any questions please email