Scenes From The Open Compute Summit

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Facebook's initiation of the Open Compute project last year was the impetus for a movement toward standarization of hardware, including servers and storage, and the drive toward greater data center efficiency.

The Open Compute Project, an initiative which aims to accelerate data center and server innovation as well as increase computing efficiency, brought together 500 people from the computer hardware and data center community for its third Open Compute Summit. The project is growing and gaining traction in the data center and hardware sectors. Eager participants gathered this week in San Antonio to see the latest from the project.

According to the project site, dozens of new companies have joined as official members of the project, including HP, AMD, Fidelity, Quanta, Tencent, Salesforce.com, VMware, Canonical, DDN, Vantage, ZT Systems, Avnet, Alibaba, Supermicro, and Cloudscaling. HP, Quanta, and Tencent have taken the additional step of joining the OCP Incubation Committee, which reviews proposed projects to determine whether they should receive official OCP support.

“The momentum that has gathered behind the project – especially in the last six months – has been nothing short of amazing,” wrote Frank Frankovsky, Vice President Hardware Design & Supply Chain, Facebook and Founding Board Member of Open Compute Project in a blog post.

For more photos and news of the event, visit Scenes from the Open Compute Summit.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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