Scenes from Open Compute Summit V

SAN JOSE – The fifth edition of the Open Compute Summit clearly showed growth in the open source hardware movement, with 3,400 participants registered for the conference, 150 official member companies now part of OCP, and the announcement of multiple new contributions in servers, networking and storage. OCP aims to create highly efficient and scalable servers and data centers, following the model traditionally associated with open source software projects. Frank Frankovsky, chairman and president of the Open Compute Project Foundation, outlines the group’s progress in this blog post. Here’s some photo highlights from the event’s first day.

Frank Frankovsky, chairman and president of the Open Compute Project Foundation, talked about the future of the Open Compute Project, and he welcomed new members Bloomberg, Box, Cumulus Networks, IBM, IO, LSI, Microsoft, and Yandex. This brings the official membership to 150. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Frank Frankovsky, chairman and president of the Open Compute Project Foundation, talked about the future of the Open Compute Project, and he welcomed new members Bloomberg, Box, Cumulus Networks, IBM, IO, LSI, Microsoft, and Yandex. This brings the official membership to 150. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The Open Compute Summit V had a large crowd in the main ballroom when Frank Frankovsky greeted the crowd and updated them on foundation news. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The Open Compute Summit V drew a large crowd in the main ballroom for the morning keynote presentations. Frankovsky, who also serves as Facebook’s hardware guru, greeted the crowd and updated them on foundation news. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

CEO of IO, George Slessman, spoke about what his large enterprise customers want from their infrastructure - users to be persistently connected to an application. IO joined the OCP project, launching a cloud using the OpenStack cloud OS and running on OCP hardware.  (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

CEO of IO, George Slessman, said his large enterprise customers want a single thing from their infrastructure – users to be persistently connected to an application. Tuesday, IO joined the OCP project, launching a cloud using the OpenStack cloud OS and running on OCP hardware. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The growing number of members of the OCP community can be seen in the large number of company logos displayed on signage throughout the conference. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The growing number of members of the OCP community can be seen in the large number of company logos displayed on signage throughout the conference. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

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