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Roundup: Open Compute Summit 2013

Last week’s Open Compute Summit produced a steady stream of news from companies including Rackspace, Facebook, Intel, AMD, Calxeda, Hyve Solutions, Emerson Network Power and many others. Here’s a roundup. Read More

Scenes from Day 1 of Open Compute Summit

Multiple innovative products were unveiled at the show including this rack design. Quanta partnered with Intel in producing this Open Compute Project compliant rack (prototype shown) which will use silicon photonics. This ultra-low latency technology will increase the speed at which components in the rack can speak to each other. The forthcoming silicon photonics technology will enable 100 Gbps interconnects, which is enough bandwidth to serve multiple processor generations. This technology could allow  components that previously needed to be bound to the same motherboard to be spread out within a rack.

The first day of the Open Compute Project Summit IV drew a crowd of 1,900 hardware and technology professionals. And there was buzz among the group about the technological innovations. Here’s photo highlights of the action in Santa Clara. Read More

Hyve Unveils Open Compute Servers and Storage

An Open Compute Project compliant rack that was developed for Riot Games was available in the Hyve booth at the summit.

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (SNX), rolled out Open Compute Project compliant hardware at Tuesday’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit. Many attendees were at the company both reviewing the production-grade rack developed with gaming company, Riot Games. Read More

OVH Goes Big and Green With New Quebec Data Center

OVH is known for its innovative data center tower design (Photo: OVH)

Web hosting giant OVH has officially opened up a massive, energy-efficient data center in Beauharnois, Quebec to act as its North American presence. The facility, located in a suburb of Montreal, is a behemoth of a data center with capacity for 360,000 servers. Read More

Open Compute: Momentum Builds for Open Hardware

At the Open Compute Summit 2013, Facebook's hardware guru, Frank Frankovsky, displays a board showing common sockets, compliant with the Open Compute Common Slot Specification. It is affectionately known as the "Group Hug" board. Processors from AMD, Applied Micro, Calxeda and Intel can all work with this board.

In less than two years, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has grown far beyond its origins as a showcase for Facebook’s design innovations, evolving into an active community building cutting-edge hardware, disrupting the traditional IT supply chain, and laying the groundwork for future innovation.. More than 1,900 technologists gathered for the Open Compute Summit at the Santa Clara Convention. Read More

AMD Rolls Out Open Compute Servers for Wall Street


AMD today rolled out an Open Compute server design developed with members of the financial community, which it calls “a radical rethinking of the server motherboard.” It is being evaluated in data centers at Fidelity Investments and Goldman Sachs.
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Emerson Adapts Open Compute, Eyes HyperScale Market

Emerson Network Power will attend The Open Compute Summit to show off a rack solution that integrates concepts of the Open Rack specification, created with off-the-shelf components. Emerson is also launching a new consulting initiative that will target operators of large “hyperscale” data centers. Read More

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