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By releasing Open Compute Project technologies as open hardware, our goal is to develop servers and data centers following the model traditionally associated with open source software projects. That’s where you come in.
By releasing Open Compute Project technologies as open hardware, our goal is to develop servers and data centers following the model traditionally associated with open source software projects. That’s where you come in.


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White Paper: The Current State of Data Center Energy Efficiency in Europe

This white paper brings attention to the needs to continually address energy consumption and points out upcoming regulations that impact EU data centers. We are pleased to announce that the OCP Regional Summit (Amsterdam October 1st and 2nd) has several tracks that will address these concerns and provide valuable information for data center operators and developers.

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ONE WEEK LEFT to Sponsor the 2018 OCP Regional Summit!

This is the final week to sign up as a sponsor to participate at the event. There are a few sponsorship opportunities still available! Click here to view the prospectus which details the information for each option. A contract can be found here. Spots are reserved on a first-signed, first-served basis until they sell out.

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The first annual 2018 Open Compute Project (OCP) Regional Summit will be held October 1 – 2 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The OCP Regional Summit will bring together key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers in developing regions where OCP is experiencing significant demand and adoption.

We wanted to take a moment to recognize our current sponsors. These participating organizations are helping to may this event a success by sharing their OCP or related open source contributions in data center or cloud computing technologies, and talking about the work their company is doing with OCP. Whether demonstrating gear in expo hall or sharing stories on stage, the Regional Summit is the place to network with these supporters of all things open!

Clear here to see the current sponsors, download the Sponsor Prospectus, or Register:
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Great case study in how Innova adopted a simple network solution, reducing TCO and improving operational efficiency, by leveraging Open Compute Project (OCP) networking technologies.

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Fall in Europe is the place to be and it’s all about Open!

Check out these great events this Fall throughout Europe where OCP will have a presence, including our first annual Regional Summit in Amsterdam!

Open Source Firmware Conference
September 12 – 15 in Erlangen, Germany
• Jean-Marie Verdun will be presenting

Data Center Transformation Summit
September 20 in Frankfurt
• John Laban will be a keynote speaker

Linux Foundation Open Networking Summit
September 25 – 27, Amsterdam
• OCP will have a presence = VCO demo at the LFN booth

OCP Regional Summit
October 1- 2 in Amsterdam
• Sponsorships are available but filling up. Booths are turnkey so no need to ship materials.
• Registration is open!

OpenPower Summit
October 4- 5 in Amsterdam
• Look for a collaboration event October 3

TIP Summit
October 16 - 17in London
• OCP will have a booth

DCD London
November 5 – 6, London
• OCP will present the impact on cost of adopting OCP - on space costs, reduction in capex/opex, efficiency, with comparisons, etc.

OpenStack Summit
November 13 – 15, Berlin
• We will have a speaking spot and host a booth

Open Source Strategy Forum
November 14, London
• Steve Helvie will be speaking

ONUG London
December 7, London
• We will have a presence

Dates, location and participation subject to change.
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LinkedIn Joins Open Compute Project as Platinum Member!

World’s largest business networking company supports open standards.

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced today that LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, joined as a Platinum member on May 31, 2018. OCP was initiated by Facebook in 2011 with a mission to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond. Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions for networking, servers, storage and Open Rack.

Founded in 2002 and acquired by Microsoft in 2016, LinkedIn has more than 560 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful, and ultimately help create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

“We welcome LinkedIn and are pleased to bring another major technology adopter to our Community. We also look forward to making available to our Community some of their technology solutions that expand the scope of our data center and edge computing offerings” stated Rocky Bullock, Open Compute Project CEO.

“If every data center in the world were exactly the same, one solution would be fine, but this simply isn’t the case. Data center operators need options for both less-than-full-rack and rack-level deployment, while still delivering OpEx and CapEx savings. The technology and products that LinkedIn will be contributing to OCP deliver on this value proposition. We can expect to hear more announcements and details at the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam in October. The OCP Foundation strives to create an inclusive environment for open source hardware and embedded software collaboration. The LinkedIn Platinum membership is a testament to the impact that we are having around the globe and their desire to be a part of this journey. Along with their continued involvement in the SONiC project, I am excited to be working with the LinkedIn engineering team on edge and data center technologies” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

“Over the past ten years at LinkedIn, our steep growth in members, sessions, and engagement has generated an exponential need for data storage, compute and network infrastructure performance, and data management at a scale. That growth has presented a number of challenges, but has also led us to develop some incredible projects including Project Altair, SONiC and Open19. In keeping with our long-term commitment to the open source community, we are thrilled to join the OCP community, and look forward to begin contributing rack and server technology to this organization” said Zaid Ali Kahn, Senior Director, Infrastructure Engineering at LinkedIn.

OCP will be hosting its first Regional Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands 1 – 2 October, 2018. The annual OCP US Summit will be held 14 – 15 March, 2019 in San Jose, CA, and draws 3,500 technology leaders and innovators from across the globe.
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Last chance to register for the Cumulus Open Networking Boot Camp next Tuesday, July 17!

Learn more and register here:
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July OCP events are almost sold out!

There is still time and space to register for these amazing opportunities in July!

Cumulus Open Networking Boot Camp
Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT), Mountain View, CA

Join an in-person training and get the hands-on practice needed to become an open networking expert. Upon completion of the course, you'll have full understanding of what open networking can do for your business, as well as the skills to become the change agent on your team. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about OCP and the changes in the industry that allow organizations to build their data centers in the most cost-effective fashion.

Click here to register and for more details:

OCP Rack & Power Workshop
Tuesday, July 24, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT), Fremont, CA

OCP and Delta would like to invite you to our Rack & Power (R&P) Project Community Engineering Workshop. It’s almost full, so please register quickly.
The workshop will be a follow up to the active discussion held at the OCP Summit, delving into details and also covering new activity that has been occurring during the project calls.

See the agenda and register here:

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Check out the latest white paper from Mark Dansie at Inflectiontech, and discover their take on why OCP is a very real alternative to the traditional data centre infrastructure strategy.

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OCP Announces Advanced Cooling Solutions Sub Project

The Open Compute Project leadership is responding to an industry need to collaborate on liquid cooling and other advanced cooling approaches. OCP has formed the ADVANCED COOLING SOLUTIONS sub-project to 1)harmonize the supply chain thus enabling deliver of building blocks for wider, quicker, and easier adoption of liquid cooled servers, storage, and networking gear and 2) to create a community of collaborators for future advanced cooling solutions. This new sub-project will be part of the existing Rack and Power Project.

High performance computing has used liquid cooling for many years. These solutions have proven to be cost effective and efficient at heat extraction. With the growth of 5G, IoT, VR, CDN, and latent sensitive applications, data centers are being constructed closer to their customers and often in regions of the globe where traditional air and mechanical (e.g. chillers) cooling becomes quite expensive. Increased power density also introduces cooling challenges. In these cases liquid cooling, and specifically warm water cooling, becomes an effective alternative for heat extraction. Some of these same challenges of efficient power delivery, cooling, and density have already been addressed with the OCP OpenRack architecture and Olympus design (EIA-310 compatible). Harmonization of liquid cooling is a logical step for the OCP community as it will benefit OpenRack and Olympus-based products as well as Project Scorpio in China.

The new sub-project will focus on standardization and definition of critical interfaces, operational parameters, and environmental conditions that enables a non-proprietary, multi-vendor supply chain for ‘warm water’ cooling. OCP envisions a supply chain offering a variety of IT devices (servers, storage, networking etc.) that can work with a variety of liquid-enabled racks from many solutions providers. Direct contact, immersion, and other advanced cooling options are within the scope of this project.

Upcoming Collaboration Opportunities:

There are two upcoming events where this workgroup will meet:

● OCP Rack & Power Workshop - hosted by Delta in Fremont, California on July 24. Click here for details on this free workshop.
● 2018 OCP Regional Summit on October 1-2 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Click here for more information.

For more information on this subgroup and to learn how to get involved:

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