Three companies opened the OCP Experience Center for testing new and proposed OCP technologies and for conducting demonstrations of open OCP hardware designs.
Open Compute Project (OCP)
The Chinese server vendor Inspur participates in all of the open hardware platforms, including OCP, the Open Data Center Community, and Open19.
This white box reference design is available to any hardware maker to use as a guide to build cell site gateway routers. And they can be paired with disaggregated software.
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Microsoft is working with Intel, Facebook, and Google to implement Project Cerberus security architecture. It plans to contribute the open hardware security specs to OCP.
A recurring topic at the Open Compute Project summit was the increase in east-west traffic within data centers. To cope with this traffic, Facebook innovated a distributed network system called the Fabric Aggregator.
Things that fell apart are coming together again.
Open Compute Project market impact surpassed $1 billion last year, according to new data from IHS Markit. But it’s still only about 1 percent of the overall market value, which IHS Markit says reached $13.7 billion in 2017.
Primary adoption drivers for OCP are power efficiency, cost reductions, standardization, and quick deployment.
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Tower firm Crown Castle makes minority investment to speed deployment.
OCP started with compute, but networking has become the most popular working group.
LinkedIn created the open source project, and Cumulus is an early contributor.
Facebook said it plans to refresh its entire server hardware fleet.