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Tuesday, March 7
 

1:00pm

Early Bird Registration
Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lobby Santa Clara Convention Center
 
Wednesday, March 8
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday March 8, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Lobby Santa Clara Convention Center

7:30am

Registration Open
Wednesday March 8, 2017 7:30am - 7:00pm
Lobby Santa Clara Convention Center

9:00am

Welcome and State of the Foundation Update
The video for this session can be found at: https://youtu.be/MI5TJYdrfr4

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=07b99eb38e4ce484220691fb9150e0c0 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor

President and Chairman, Open Compute Project Foundation and Vice President of Infrastructure, Facebook
Jason Taylor is the Vice President of Infrastructure Foundation at Facebook where he leads the groups that are responsible for server budget and allocation, technical program management, hardware engineering, architecture reviews, and the long term infrastructure plan. Jason holds a Ph.D. from MIT in Ultrafast Lasers and Quantum Computing and a B.E. From Vanderbilt University in Physics, Electrical Engineering and Math.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am
Hall D

9:20am

Microsoft Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Reimagining Open Hardware Innovation at Cloud Speed

The world is increasingly moving to a future based on cloud computing. This Fourth Industrial Revolution will feature major technology advances fuelled by data – the electricity of our age – as its fundamental cornerstone. Microsoft is building a global trusted infrastructure to power this new engine of transformation as part of our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 

Operating one of the largest public clouds, Microsoft constantly pushes forward to drive innovation. We need to keep pace with tremendous growth in the cloud, support a broad spectrum of workloads including emerging cloud services, and enable easy scaling across global datacenter regions. 

To accomplish this, our innovation needs to expand beyond developing new hardware to the transform the model for open source hardware development. Project Olympus is envisioned to usher in a new era of open source hardware development at cloud speed with the OCP community. 

We’ll reveal the benefits of this new model to create innovation through an iterative design process and spark a development and manufacturing ecosystem optimized for efficiency and cost. 

For Microsoft, innovation + open source hardware = community collaboration at cloud speed. 

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=665a4e46c2a0a9874e96534ce17da835


Speakers
avatar for Kushagra Vaid

Kushagra Vaid

General Manager, Azure Cloud Hardware Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp.
Kushagra Vaid is the general manager for Hardware Infrastructure in the Microsoft Azure division. He is accountable for the architecture and design of compute and storage platforms, which are the foundation for Microsoft’s global cloud-scale services. He and his team have successfully delivered three generations of hyperscale cloud hardware that have been deployed at massive scale across a global fleet of datacenters hosting a diverse set... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:20am - 9:40am
Hall D

9:40am

Implementing an OCP Strategy

In this session we will hear from Yahoo Japan America/ Yahoo Japan and their adoption of OCP, including details about the challenges they’ve faced along the way, the business value they’ve achieved, and their ideas for future enhancements. 

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=d521b2c8bf48e546e0aff2f610867de7 


Speakers
avatar for Masaharu Miyamoto

Masaharu Miyamoto

Senior Server Engineer, YJ America (Yahoo! JAPAN)
Technical Server Engineer, YJ America (Yahoo! JAPAN) | Masaharu Miyamoto is a Technical Server Engineer at YJ America, Yahoo! JAPAN's datacenter located in Washington state, working on OCP server validation and operation for Hadoop, OpenStack and research new technologies such as Kubernetes over 2 years. Masaharu graduated from the University of Oita with a Master's degree in Computer Science. Prior to moving to the U.S., to work at YJ... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:40am - 10:10am
Hall D

10:10am

Intel Platinum Sponsor Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Jason Waxman

Jason Waxman

Vice President, Data Center Group (DCG) General Manager, Datacenter Solutions Group (DSG), Intel Corporation
Jason P. Waxman is a corporate vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Datacenter Solutions Group. DCG’s objective is to develop and deliver innovative solutions that are of high customer value, easy to deploy, and are cost efficient. In collaboration with the Enterprise & Government, Comms, and Cloud business units, DSG will provide a well-coordinated solutions approach across development, business plans... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:10am - 10:40am
Hall D

10:40am

Software's Role in an Open Hardware Ecosystem
Moderators
avatar for Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

Speakers
avatar for David Dale

David Dale

Director Industry Standards, NetApp
David Dale is Director Industry Standards at NetApp, where he is responsible for identifying the standards activities that are important to NetApp and its customers, driving NetApp’s standards participation, and representing NetApp in industry associations and at industry events. | | With extensive experience in the computer industry, he is a knowledgeable and valuable technology resource for customers, peers, and the media.  He is... Read More →
avatar for John Linville

John Linville

Principal Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
As the former Linux kernel maintainer for wireless LANs, John presided over the transition of that subsystem from "constant heartache" to "mostly just works" status. Employed at Red Hat for over a decade, John has spoken on a variety of topics at Linux Foundation events around the world. In addition, John served six years as a member of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board. More recently, John has concentrated on his role as a senior... Read More →
avatar for Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson

Director, Hyperscale Servers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Dave Peterson is director of the Cloudline product management team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He has spent the past 3 years leading HPE’s open infrastructure-focused compute and server storage portfolio. Dave has more than 25 years’ experience in the enterprise and hyperscale datacenter marketplaces, leading teams both as a technology vendor and IT manager. Fluent in English and Spanish, he is based in Houston, Texas and holds a... Read More →
avatar for Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Director of Hardware Engineering, Microsoft
Standardized, scalable hardware for the Cloud! Open CloudServers!
avatar for Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of Ubuntu, Canonical
Mark leads Canonical products and is founder of Ubuntu, the reference operating system for OpenStack clouds. Mark has charted the course that made Ubuntu the top OS for all public and private cloud platforms, and brings his passion for next-generation platforms and technology to this session.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:40am - 11:00am
Hall D

11:00am

Facebook Server Refresh
Vijay Rao will introduce a full refresh of Facebook's OCP server lineup.  We will demonstrate how our new hardware design advancements result in a better experience for Facebook users.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=c3e2e82289a44f5ef2d84fd18d785b94 

Speakers
avatar for Vijay Rao

Vijay Rao

Director of Technology Strategy, Facebook
Vijay Rao is the Director of Technology Strategy at Facebook and is responsible for driving the strategy for areas of infrastructure technology. Facebook builds efficient and flexible infrastructure that scales to accommodate more than a billion people from around the world using Facebook’s family of apps and services. Vijay leads software, hardware, and production infrastructure teams that collaborate to create innovative network, compute... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am
Hall D

11:20am

Building a Data Center for the Post-mobile Era

In 2010, Steve Jobs declared we had entered the post-PC era. Now firmly in the middle of the mobile era, people are primarily interacting with digital information and services using their mobile devices. But what comes next? What will the post-mobile era look like, and what will the implications be for networking infrastructure and the data center? In this future-focused talk, futurist, Steve Brown, will discuss the post-mobile era and what you need to do to be ready for it.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=eaaf69c745b87a58ab3831a5967bfcab 


Speakers
avatar for Steve Brown

Steve Brown

CEO, Possibility & Purpose
Steve Brown is an accomplished speaker, author, strategist, and executive coach. He is the former futurist and chief evangelist at Intel Corporation. Using his 30 years of experience in high tech, spanning research, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and management, Steve helps companies to understand the possibilities of the future and then build winning business strategies designed to create new value, optimize operations, and take full... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Hall D

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

12:10pm

Facebook: Zooming In On the Network

Luis MartinGarcia will talk about how Facebook looks at its network from multiple angles: from the way the network connects people together across the globe, to the individual components of a switch that interconnects servers at a datacenter. The talk will share Facebook’s vision for open hardware and how simple pieces can be used to build networks at a very high scale.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=73304c6de7cc31d6db7d35ad9a7571b1 


Speakers
avatar for Luis MartinGarcia

Luis MartinGarcia

Network Engineer, Facebook


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:10pm - 12:25pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

12:30pm

Microsoft: Designing Open Source Hardware to Inspire an Ecosystem

Mark Shaw, Director, Azure Cloud Hardware Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp. will delve into the innovative designs and details, from critical components to large sub-systems, of Microsoft’s Project Olympus open source hardware initiative. The session will also elaborate on how a full product portfolio and complete ecosystem can be created through community collaboration and the participation of industry partners. 


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=7f1a969752227328727437484febae00 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Director of Hardware Engineering, Microsoft
Standardized, scalable hardware for the Cloud! Open CloudServers!


Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

12:50pm

Hyve: New Rack & Server Solutions Supporting OCP Initiatives

Based upon the new OCP v2 spec, Hyve has designed a new 48V OCP v2 rack with a single bus bar for the masses.  This new rack design, built around the Google/Facebook specification, will result in the highest levels of power efficiency and an overall simplified design.  This presentation is designed as an introduction to the new rack design, unique features and more.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=62e3c5c0037b8641b3cef42dac6f36b3 


Speakers

Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:05pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

1:10pm

Seagate: NVMe SSD Proliferation in OCP Servers

NVMe is an exciting technology and interface. It is one that brings many benefits to both enterprise & client deployments. But it has its own challenges, mainly not all systems are ready to take full advantage of it. We discuss the benefits of the interface and describe different popular form-factors and how large and small enterprise datacenter deployments can maximize utilizing these form-factors.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=bfe64a7548cceb463915c407137a7303 


Speakers
avatar for Tony Afshary

Tony Afshary

Dir. of SSD Product & Solutions Marketing, Seagate
Tony Afshary is the Director of Product Marketing & Ecosystem Solutions for Flash Products at Seagate. In this role, Tony owns go to market & outbound activities for SSD products. He is also responsible for planning, business development and partner collaboration for ecosystem solutions including software and systems level products. Tony is also responsible for driving design wins utilizing solution architectures developed by his team... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:10pm - 1:25pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

1:30pm

Expo Hall Theater: Sony OAI
Speakers
HS

Horst Schellong

Solutions Architect


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

1:50pm

Delta: Moving Beyond the Inflection Point: A White Box Perspective
We are all witnessing the transformation in the industry from the rigid vertical integration model to a more flexible disaggregated SDN enabled model. Delta Electronics and its white-box subsidiary Agema Systems are pioneering state of the art platform solutions for this emerging market. With a commitment to the open source Delta/Agema is enabling a powerful eco-system to help its customer enable this transformation.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=3d594e40284eec633144d44ce43f187e 

Speakers
avatar for David Fermor

David Fermor

Vice President of Engineering, Delta Products Corporation
David Fermor is serving as the Vice President of Engineering for Delta Network, Inc. - a subsidiary of Delta Electronics. He recently joined the Delta  group to lead the definition of Data Center, Enterprise and Service Provider networking platforms, including the whitebox/britebox model via Delta’s subsidiary, Agema Systems. An industry veteran, having delivered pioneering silicon and hardware platforms for companies like Google... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:50pm - 2:05pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

2:00pm

Facebook: Scaleout SW Solutions on OCP HW - Panel
Facebook will host 5 major SW solution providers to discuss how they are enabling their products on OCP gear. We will talk about the products they have validated in Facebook's lab, and why a disaggregated approach is valuable to their business.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Scott Dawkins

Scott Dawkins

VP Advanced Technology Group, Netapp
avatar for Vincent Hsu

Vincent Hsu

Vice President, IBM Fellow, CTO for Storage and Software Defined Environment
avatar for JR Rivers

JR Rivers

Founder and CTO, Cumulus
avatar for Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of Ubuntu, Canonical
Mark leads Canonical products and is founder of Ubuntu, the reference operating system for OpenStack clouds. Mark has charted the course that made Ubuntu the top OS for all public and private cloud platforms, and brings his passion for next-generation platforms and technology to this session.
CW

Chris Wright

Vice President and Chief Technologist, Office of Technology at Red Hat


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom E/F Santa Clara Convention Center

2:00pm

Intel: Intel and OCP: Collaboration and Innovation

Intel is helping advance the goals of OCP through many innovative collaborations with OCP members to fully leverage the potential of Intel’s broad technology portfolio. Join this session to hear how Intel is collaborating on key OCP designs, and learn how Intel® Rack Scale Design open-standard software is being used by OCP members to solve common system manageability pain points.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=4c929ef89a9e430ff4079ad12961627d 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Seager

Mark Seager

Intel Fellow, CTO for HPC Ecosystem, Intel Corporation
Mark leads Intel® Scalable System Framework (SSF) strategy for Intel’s Scalable Datacenter Solutions Group and Directs Intel’s contributions to the Open Compute Platforms (opencompute.org). At Intel he is working on an ecosystem approach to develop and build HPC systems with Exascale capabilities.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Great America Ballroom J/K Santa Clara Convention Center

2:10pm

HPE: Jump into the Open – HPE Has Your Parachute

You are an innovator and disruptor. Learn how HPE fits your business to keep you from free fall. We get you to the landing zone first as your open partner.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=9ae0486e2dba422a267751142ec9f3fb 


Speakers
avatar for Matt Hull

Matt Hull

Sr. Director US Cloud Service Providers, HPE


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:10pm - 2:25pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

2:30pm

Marvell: Extending the Lifecycle of 3.2T Switches
In this presentation, we will discuss the concept of port extender technology and how to apply it to future data center architecture. The presentation will walk through the port extender benefits, data center network simplification and ease of use. We will show use cases in the data center and campus networks, with capex and opex comparison charts. Finally, we will present how the port extender family can migrate from 100GbE to 400GbE.

Speakers
avatar for Yaniv Kopelman

Yaniv Kopelman

Networking CTO of the Connectivity, Storage and Infrastructure Business Unit, Marvell
Yaniv Kopelman is the Networking CTO of the Connectivity, Storage and Infrastructure (CSI) business unit (BU) at Marvell Semiconductor, where he re-joined  the company in June of 2015 after a 12-year tenure from 1996-2008. In his position, Yaniv is responsible for defining the company’s cloud network infrastructure ASICs and software roadmap, and researching new technologies for all CSI-BU products. | | Yaniv joined Marvell from... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

2:35pm

Hyve: Hyve Designed 48V OCP v2 Rack

Based upon the new OCP v2 spec, Hyve has designed a new 48V OCP v2 rack with a single bus bar for the masses.  This new rack design, built around the Google/Facebook specification, will result in the highest levels of power efficiency and an overall simplified design.  This track is designed to be an interactive Q&A discussion panel, moderated by Amir Michael from Salesforce and will include speakers from Hyve Solutions, Google and Facebook

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=312a50089d4930cbca7fcf836b2000fe 


Speakers

Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Great America Ballroom J/K Santa Clara Convention Center

2:35pm

Microsoft: Enabling Cloud Workloads Through Innovations in Silicon

Leendert van Doorn, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp. will address the intersection between innovations in silicon technology and the resultant impacts on power, performance and efficiency. Innovations incorporated in Microsoft’s Project Olympus enable a broad spectrum of advanced workloads and support cutting-edge capabilities in delivering cloud services. 

Microsoft has been building and managing datacenters for decades, during which time we’ve been a driving force in innovation across design, operations, and service delivery.

Our open source journey has shared the designs and technologies that power our own world-class cloud infrastructure, to enable an open, community-driven approach to innovation, and develop an industry- wide ecosystem via OCP.

The need to keep pace with tremendous growth in the cloud is clear. Equally important is the ability to deliver unique services and support a broad spectrum of workloads including those that are likely to spike in the coming years, given advances in fields like machine learning and AI.

In addition to keeping pace with the tremendous growth in the cloud, cloud infrastructure needs to balance power, performance and efficiency to deliver a broad spectrum of advanced workloads and anticipate emerging cloud services yet to be developed. 

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=5e232f151532e2af3b9754af4ca79f0b 


Speakers
avatar for Leendert van Doorn

Leendert van Doorn

Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom E/F Santa Clara Convention Center

2:50pm

Flex: Removing the Friction from Global Data Center Deployment

Equinix and Flex explain how they work together to take the friction out of large OCP cloud deployments all over the world by standing up data center hardware quickly and efficiently.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=966a63b0cb8a6df2a217fe4f11ef1373 


Speakers
avatar for Ihab Tarazi

Ihab Tarazi

CTO, Equinix
Ihab Tarazi is responsible for Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) network operations, platform strategy, leading the next generation technology and innovation function and contributing to the company's cloud initiatives. He joined Equinix in 2013 from Verizon, where he was Vice President of Enterprise Network Services. There, he was responsible for product management, strategy, technology and development for Verizon network... Read More →
avatar for Chris Winslow

Chris Winslow

SVP and Head of Cloud and Data Center Business, Flex
Chris Winslow is a senior vice president and head of the cloud and data center business unit at Flex


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:50pm - 3:05pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

3:10pm

QCT: What’s New in OCP from QCT

QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) has been #1 in OCP since day 1, with the industry’s most diverse lineup of products and integrated solutions powered by OCP standards. We will present an overview of the latest additions to our lineup, including:

·         the SXM2 GPU platform and Big Basin powering AI applications
·         a multi-purpose cubby NVMe storage solution with Lightning Bolt
·         Intel’s Rack Scale Design concept for Open Rack v2
·         the Carmel 2.0 19” high-density OCP compliant server 

Attendees of this session will learn how QCT’s Rackgo X solutions offer optimized choices for many different applications in the data center, all powered by the ultra-efficient 21” Open Rack v2 specification, with a single bus bar design. It’s ideal for cloud service providers and large enterprise datacenters. You’ll learn how the Rackgo X Leopard Cave, Big Basin, and Lightning Bolt solutions are each designed to fill different roles in your OCP datacenter strategy.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=d7b9e8023f125a03d8fedcb9954de5e2 


Speakers
avatar for Alan Chang

Alan Chang

Product Marketing Manager, QCT


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:10pm - 3:25pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

3:10pm

Executive Track: Sony OAI
Speakers
HS

Horst Schellong

Solutions Architect


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:10pm - 3:35pm
Great America Ballroom J/K Santa Clara Convention Center

3:10pm

3:30pm

Wiwynn: Planting the Future: Cutting-Edge OCP Products and Partnerships

This year, Wiwynn brings new life to the torrential evolution of the data center.  Just like the sprouting leaves of a tree, Wiwynn’s latest cutting-edge OCP products, or “leaves,” will once again showcase Wiwynn’s front-charging role in the OCP ecosystem.  Spanning high performance hardware and software products in the 19” and 21” worlds, come witness the full breadth of OCP technologies.  And finally, Wiwynn introduces a special, successful case study with a well-renowned customer in helping complete the customer’s first OCP migration that demonstrates Wiwynn and its Partners’ commitment to planting the future of OCP.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=a57b13fbca22830ac4d0364d6a42feff 


Speakers
avatar for Ethan SL Yang

Ethan SL Yang

Deputy Manager, Wiwynn Corporation
Self-committed tech enthusiast with key interests: Linux, Cloud Computing, HW/SW Marketing | Specialties: Linux, Software, Tech Presentations | --- | Excited to be in the exploding cloud computing industry!


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

3:45pm

Delta: Delta Group Open IT Infrastructure Solutions
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. As a member of OCP, Delta commits to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient power & rack solutions to reduce global warming and ensure mankind's sustainable future. Agema is a Delta product line of Open Networking Solutions for data centers, services providers and enterprises. Our open platform high performance switching products are among industry's best and available in bare metal or preloaded 3rd party extensible modular NOS providing customer a choice and freedom to implement software solutions that best fit their needs.



Link to Slides:  http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=21dfe4a53ca23f5d6638c11170879d65 

Speakers
avatar for Victor Cheng

Victor Cheng

Vice President, Delta Electronics
Victor Cheng currently serves as the VP and General Manager of Power System Business Group of Delta Electronics Inc. Power System BG encompasses Telecom power, Data Center power, Renewable power, Electric Vehicle power to industrial grade Medium Voltage power systems and is one of the three major power product divisions of Delta. Victor Cheng acts same time as the Chairman of the Board of Delta Networks, Inc., a subsidiary company of Delta... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom E/F Santa Clara Convention Center

3:45pm

HPE: Leaping Ahead with Open – HPE Has a Hyperscale Strategy for You

Join us for a discussion around innovation and using open strategies to lower your TCO without sacrificing customer satisfaction and revenue. HPE recognizes the challenges and risks of moving to an open environment. We understand the needs of bold innovators like you and are your trusted partner.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=7f2369a5229ec6755c080dda8096a3b1 


Speakers
avatar for Justin Hotard

Justin Hotard

VP & GM Service Provider & OEM Solutions Business, HPE


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Great America Ballroom J/K Santa Clara Convention Center

3:50pm

CNEX: LightNVM: The Open-Channel SSD Subsystem

As Solid-State Drives (SSDs) become commonplace in data-centers and storage arrays, there is a growing demand for predictable latency. Traditional SSDs, serving block I/Os, fail to meet this demand. They offer a high-level of abstraction at the cost of unpredictable performance and suboptimal resource utilization. We propose that SSD management trade-offs should be handled through Open-Channel SSDs, a new class of SSDs, that give hosts control over their internals. We present our experience building LightNVM, the Open-Channel SSD subsystem. We introduce a new Physical Page Address I/O interface that exposes SSD parallelism and storage media characteristics. LightNVM integrates into traditional storage stacks, while also enabling storage engines to take advantage of the new I/O interface. Our experimental results demonstrate that LightNVM has modest host overhead, that it can be tuned to limit read latency variability and that it can be customized to achieve predictable I/O latencies.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=b64e246e5b62848390c406b68cf23718 


Speakers

Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:50pm - 4:05pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

Edgecore: Open Networking Advancements

This presentation highlights the achievements made in the OCP networking group over the last four years, overview of that latest advancements in Open Networking, and a glimpse into the future of Open Networking.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=412f0b957b68d17cf8291bc82e1fbf97


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Catlin

Jeff Catlin

VP Technology, Edgecore Networks
Jeff is the Vice President of Technology at Edgecore Networks.  He is responsible for research and integration of technology into Edgecore's award winning Open Networking product portfolio.  Jeff is an industry recognized technology leader with more than 25 years of in-depth experience in the telecommunication industry with an extensive skill set for networking product architecture and deployment.  Prior to Edgecore Jeff was the... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:10pm - 4:25pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

4:20pm

Flex: The OCP Driven Telco Cloud

Technology leaders from Flex and Nokia will discuss the unique needs of telecommunications data centers in the context of OCP and the work necessary to deploy these data centers quickly and successfully all over the world.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=139cf99e61dcbe4708a7f545b1e78ed9


Speakers
avatar for Said Berrahil

Said Berrahil

VP of cIMS and Telco Cloud Infrastructure, Nokia
Said Berrahil is VP of cIMS and Telco Cloud Infrastructure at Nokia.
avatar for Dharmesh Jani

Dharmesh Jani

VP CloudLabs, Flex
Dharmesh Jani is a Vice President of Rack Scale Engineering and heads CloudLabs at Flex under CTO office.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Great America Ballroom J/K Santa Clara Convention Center

4:20pm

Marvell: Modular Networking

Escalating semiconductor development costs and protracted development cycles have forced Ethernet to evolve at a snail’s pace, creating a one-size-fits-all solution in a cadence of two years. Hence, the migration from 3.2T to 12.8T is a six year-long cycle. Contrary to that, modularity offers mix and match options at the silicon level, disaggregating the capacity from the I/O and accelerating time to deployment. Our first modular solution based on port extender technology will significantly reduce cost and power, while minimizing operational costs. Customers will regain choice and design optimization, and can craft a modular and effective configuration for each port density need.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=f9f7bda0baef79258a3162ef8d8eb570


Speakers
avatar for Michael Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman

Vice President and General Manager, CSI BU, Marvell Semiconductor
Michael Zimmerman is vice president and general manager of the Connectivity, Storage and Infrastructure (CSI) business unit at Marvell Semiconductor, a position he assumed in February of 2015. In this role, he leads the business group that delivers end-to-end silicon and software solutions for cloud network infrastructure applications in the campus, enterprise and data center. Prior to this, Michael was vice president, Platforms at Annapurna Labs... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom E/F Santa Clara Convention Center

4:30pm

Mellanox: OCP Networking Done Right

OCP has been the driving force behind open networking for servers, storage, and switches. Open collaboration has driven innovative designs for disaggregated servers and storage platforms. Through close collaboration with the community on open networking initiatives such as Cumulus, Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI), and Microsoft SONiC, Mellanox has helped bring the vision of Open Ethernet to a reality. This empowers users to unlock performance and unleash innovation with an open platform.  In this talk we will showcase some of the key innovations that we continue to bring to OCP with other open networking vendor. The session will provide updates on Open-source network operating systems for 25, 50, and 100G switches and highlight advanced networking solutions for new server and CPU architectures that will help the community achieve OCP Networking Done Right! 

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=ac2edf57d5bb66d3db16849cd06f2f12


Speakers

Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

4:55pm

AMD: AMD Naples: The Future is Open

The AMD “Naples” System-on-Chip delivers real innovation to better address the needs of existing and emerging data center workloads.  With industry leading Core Count, Memory Bandwidth and unprecedented I/O “Naples” sets a new standard of performance, scalability and balance for the modern Data Center. Come experience how “Naples”  is helping drive innovation through open source hardware design leveraging open ecosystem.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Aylor

Scott Aylor

Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Solutions, AMD
Scott Aylor is the Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Solutions at AMD.  Scott is responsible for driving strategy and execution across AMD’s Server and Embedded segments.  Scott originally joined AMD to run its Embedded Solutions division in 2013 and has been responsible for driving design win and share growth in embedded vertical markets. | | Prior to AMD Scott was at Freescale Semiconductor for 17... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:55pm - 5:20pm
Great America Ballroom J/K Santa Clara Convention Center

4:55pm

Intel: Intel® Rack Scale Design: A Deeper Perspective on Software Manageability for the Open Compute Project Community

Intel® Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD) is a logical architecture whose open standard APIs offer infrastructure manageability that is compatible with the hardware designs being contributed and adopted by OCP members.  Come hear a technical deep dive about how Intel® RSD supports the explosion of workload types and use cases in the modern data center and benefits the OCP community.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=2f1fa6139b5c93b426fc019632e5bf80 


Speakers
avatar for Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar

Technical Fellow at DCG, Intel


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:55pm - 5:20pm
Grand Ballroom E/F Santa Clara Convention Center

5:10pm

Expo Hall Theater: Applied Micro
Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:10pm - 5:25pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

5:30pm

Inspur: Inspur Leads Convergence for Open Data Center Projects

Dolly Wu, GM of Inspur US Region and Sales, will review the leading standards in Open Data Center Projects today (OCP, ODCC/Scorpio and Open 19) and announce Inspur OCP ORv2 product line specs, availability and schedule.  The session will also focus on Inspur’s participation in all Open Data Center communities and driving convergence in design to bring value, optimization and Open Designs for the Hyperscale Datacenters and Cloud Deployments. 

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=d9a1bcdc7d28b7230df6d3e9ad4df233 


Speakers
avatar for Dolly Wu

Dolly Wu

GM of Datacenter/Cloud USA, INSPUR
Dolly Wu has over 20 years of experience in the high technology industry working with Data Centers, CSPs, Direct End User Customers (in Financial Services, Internet/Cloud, Life Sciences, and Media/Entertainment), VAR/SI, OEMs, Government and Education Customers with focus on Big Data, Cloud Computing, HPC and Storage Market Segments. Currently, Dolly is the GM of Inspur Datacenter/Cloud Division, in charge of opening USA and Canada Markets.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

5:30pm

Canonical: Total Automation of OCP Infrastructure for Speed, Cost and Accuracy in the DC

Running a data center is now an economic choice, thanks to high quality public infrastructure offerings from global cloud players. For those who wish to operate bare metal themselves, it is essential to raise the efficiency of operation - in terms of the cost of skills, the speed of change execution, and the precision of the changes implemented. Automation of every aspect of hardware commissioning, allocation, deployment, configuration and monitoring is key to bringing data center operations in line with public cloud efficiency. In this presentation Mark will outline the convergence of network and compute provisioning and operations, as well as the state of the art of open source data center operations APIs.

Link to slides:  http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=f409cc1fc0db4c4e2c339d79be56db3e 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder of Ubuntu, Canonical
Mark leads Canonical products and is founder of Ubuntu, the reference operating system for OpenStack clouds. Mark has charted the course that made Ubuntu the top OS for all public and private cloud platforms, and brings his passion for next-generation platforms and technology to this session.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Great America Ballroom J/K Santa Clara Convention Center

6:00pm

OCP Happy Hour

 

 OCP HAPPY HOUR

Connect with your OCP community!

When: Wednesday, March 8, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Where: Sponsor Expo Halls A & B

What: Music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & networking!


Wednesday March 8, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center
 
Thursday, March 9
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Lobby Santa Clara Convention Center

8:00am

Registration Open
Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Lobby Santa Clara Convention Center

8:45am

Welcome and Track Overview
Speakers
avatar for Rob Bunger

Rob Bunger

Data Center Standards, Schneider Electric
avatar for Steve Mills

Steve Mills

Technical Lead, Facebook
Open Rack Project Co-Lead


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:45am - 8:55am
Grand Ballroom B

8:45am

Welcome and Track Overview
Speakers
avatar for Bernie Meier

Bernie Meier

Technology Specialist, Cloud and IT, Ericsson
Bernie is an innovator, communicator, mentor and standards contributor with over 25 years of work in telecom, networking, and messaging technologies. He is no stranger to collaborative organizations having actively authored and contributed to detailed specs within OMA and GSMA. He has most recently spent his time working on applied cloud implementation strategies; researching and validating cloud architectures and technologies; and working to... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:45am - 8:55am
Grand Ballroom D

8:45am

Welcome and Track Overview
Speakers
avatar for John Stuewe

John Stuewe

ESI Architecture, Dell\EMC
avatar for Siamak Tavallaei

Siamak Tavallaei

Principal Architect, Microsoft
Siamak Tavallaei is a Principal Architect at Microsoft’s Azure. Collaborating with industry partners, he drives a number of initiatives in research, design, and deployment of hardware for Microsoft’s cloud-scale services such as Azure, Bing, Office 365, Exchange, and SQL across a global datacenter footprint. | | With over 30 patents and 27 years of computer industry experience, he has been instrumental in development and evolution of... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:45am - 8:55am
Grand Ballroom F

8:45am

Welcome and Track Overview
Speakers
avatar for John Stuewe

John Stuewe

ESI Architecture, Dell\EMC
avatar for Siamak Tavallaei

Siamak Tavallaei

Principal Architect, Microsoft
Siamak Tavallaei is a Principal Architect at Microsoft’s Azure. Collaborating with industry partners, he drives a number of initiatives in research, design, and deployment of hardware for Microsoft’s cloud-scale services such as Azure, Bing, Office 365, Exchange, and SQL across a global datacenter footprint. | | With over 30 patents and 27 years of computer industry experience, he has been instrumental in development and evolution of... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:45am - 8:55am
Grand Ballroom C

8:45am

8:45am

Welcome and Track Overview: Telco Project
Speakers
avatar for Kang-won Lee

Kang-won Lee

Senior Vice President of R&D, SK Telecom, SK Telecom
Dr. Kang-Won Lee is a Senior Vice President of R&D for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at SK Telecom. He is directing technology development in the areas of Network and IT Convergence. Specific areas of focus are Software-Defined Networks, Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Intelligent Network Analytics, and Secure IoT Solutions. Prior to joining SK Telecom, he worked at IBM Watson Research in Yorktown Heights, NY for 14... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:45am - 8:55am
Grand Ballroom E

8:45am

Welcome and Track Overview
Speakers
avatar for Scott Emery

Scott Emery

Principal Engineer, Cumulus Networks
I'm the OCP Networking Project Co-Lead and an Engineer at Cumulus Networks. I'm interested in pretty much anything related to networking, and especially open networking. Or, the San Jose Sharks.


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:45am - 9:25am
Great America Ballroom J

8:45am

Welcome and Track Overview
Speakers
avatar for Scott Emery

Scott Emery

Principal Engineer, Cumulus Networks
I'm the OCP Networking Project Co-Lead and an Engineer at Cumulus Networks. I'm interested in pretty much anything related to networking, and especially open networking. Or, the San Jose Sharks.


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:45am - 9:25am
Great America Ballroom K

9:00am

Lightning (PCIe JBOF): Update, Challenges, and Solutions
Last year, Facebook shared the design specification for their Lightning NVMe JBOF (Just a Bunch Of Flash). We would like to share the system updates, the OCP contributions, and several technical lessons learned from our experience driving a transition to hot-pluggable NVMe SSDs. We will cover some of the challenges we have uncovered and how we have solved them by doing a joint presentation with Microsemi (PCIe switch supplier).


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=4ff50715e3c1e273e02b694757b80d25 

Speakers
avatar for Bob Pebly

Bob Pebly

Platform Architect, Intel
avatar for Chris Petersen

Chris Petersen

Hardware Systems Technologist, Facebook
WY

Wesley Yung

Applications Technical Lead, Microsemi


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:25am
Grand Ballroom A

9:00am

Specification for OCP - Telecom Sled
ADLINK is submitting a specification based on Radisys CG19 Specification the internal zones and components of the compute/storage sleds for multi-use purposes. This includes full and 1/2 width sleds that can be an OCP standard for telecom 19" frame deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sharpe

Jeff Sharpe

Senior Product Manager, Adlink Technology
Located in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Sharpe is the Senior Product Manager for ADLINK’s Network and Communications Portfolio focusing on product investment strategies, Business & Market Development for the NFV/SDN/MEC/IoT markets. | Jeff has over 34 years of Telecom and Data Communications experience with the key focus on network evolution strategies and product delivery. Prior to ADLINK, Jeff was Senior Manager of Solutions at Radisys and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:25am
Grand Ballroom E

9:00am

The OpenBMC Project
Typical servers in the data center contain a BMC processor for remote management running proprietary firmware stacks. As the capabilities of BMC based hardware has grown so has the demands placed on those firmware stacks both in cost and complexity. The OpenBMC's goal is to provide a common, fully supported Open Source server management platform. Achieving this goal allows OpenCompute member companies to reduce the pains of BMC development and more easily unleash your developers focus on what really brings value to your business. This talk will explore what the project is, how you can contribute and what it can provide as a base for your OpenCompute servers. 

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=387b54b1e91dff758a31d00468cc8f23 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Austen

Chris Austen

Power Systems Firmware, IBM
I help to develop the firmware features and functions for IBM's Power Systems. Currently I, along with a community of others are developing the OpenBMC Project. Our goal is to make a completely open and upstreamed embedded linux distribution.


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:25am
Grand Ballroom D

9:00am

Microsoft Project Olympus Overview
Learn about OCP's open-source hardware Project Olympus system. You'll get a base overview, details on the rest of the system, and the new components added by ecosystem partners. (55 minutes). 


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=14ab3cf25170b7a0a439e11a3d818c96 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Director of Hardware Engineering, Microsoft
Standardized, scalable hardware for the Cloud! Open CloudServers!
avatar for Siamak Tavallaei

Siamak Tavallaei

Principal Architect, Microsoft
Siamak Tavallaei is a Principal Architect at Microsoft’s Azure. Collaborating with industry partners, he drives a number of initiatives in research, design, and deployment of hardware for Microsoft’s cloud-scale services such as Azure, Bing, Office 365, Exchange, and SQL across a global datacenter footprint. | | With over 30 patents and 27 years of computer industry experience, he has been instrumental in development and evolution of... Read More →



Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom F

9:00am

OCP Mezzanine NIC 2.0 and Beyond
Update the status to the community about the latest about Mezz NIC. We will cover specification refresh to Gen4 PCIe, and discuss the options for expansion of form factor to support larger thermal profile and use cases in OCP community.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=f6ba53f7bf13df7070fd4e1d10b6b11c

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom C

9:00am

Overview of Open Rack Specification 2.0 Updates
Review Updates to Open Rack Specification Revision 2.0 which adds different depths and a 48V option to the specification.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=63d8d4923fa99d708fc9c586d8baa10c 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Mills

Steve Mills

Technical Lead, Facebook
Open Rack Project Co-Lead


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom B

9:20am

AMD: AMD Naples: Open Innovation for the Software-Defined Era

Learn more about the AMD “Naples” System-on-Chip that sets a new standard of performance, scalability and balance for the Software-Defined Data Center.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Bounds

Daniel Bounds

Senior Director for Data Center Products, AMD
Daniel Bounds is the Senior Director for Data Center Products at AMD.  He is responsible for driving product strategy, marketing and business development for Server, Networking and Storage industry segments. | Bounds previously worked for EMC Corp driving next-gen Cloud Infrastructure strategy, solution development and marketing. | | Prior to EMC, Bounds worked for Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he was responsible for the ProLiant SL/SE... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:20am - 9:35am
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

9:30am

5G: Redefining the Telco Data Center
When it comes to the Software-Defined Data Center, there are few case studies that really exemplify the ability to take advantage of Intelligent Power Management (IPM) like 5G. 5G presents a complete infrastructure change in telecommunications and data transfer that must be carefully architected at every point in the network from the telecom data centers all the way down to the edge, where it touches the average consumer. Along the way comes a host of challenges in Software-Defined Networking, fat data aggregation backbones, and edge networks that will consist of massive multi-input multi output (MIMO) phased antenna arrays all working together to provide unprecedented bandwidth and latencies to the end-user in the 10s of GHz of radio frequency (RF) spectrum. This complicated, multifaceted network can only be successful through the utilization of many power optimization and IPM techniques. In the data center, the high degree of hardware (HW) and software (SW) hooks that exist in modern computing/networking equipment allows for telemetry, dynamic power throttling/sharing, and peak demand needs to be met through a marriage of all these technologies. Given the large number of wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are predicted to be in every home around the time the official 5G standard is scheduled to go into production ~2020, edge processing will be a key enabler to the realization of this network for all.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=2d62e23c2f67ec885287ebf3bc50138c 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Zahnstecher

Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of the IEEE, Chair of the IEEE SF Bay Area Power Electronics Society (PELS), and the Principal of PowerRox, where he focuses on power design, integration, system applications, OEM market penetration, and private seminars for power electronics. He has successfully handled assignments in system design/architecting, AC/DC front-end power, EMC/EMI design/debug, embedded solutions, processor power, and digital... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom E

9:30am

Bryce Canyon: Facebook’s Next Generation Storage Server
This talk will cover the design and system level details of Facebook's next generation storage server and JBOD solution. This design covers all of the Facebook's HDD based storage solution types and has a modular architecture to evolve in the future.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=ff909b38257afb6974201e8d0d8b8646 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Adrian

Jason Adrian

Storage Hardware Systems Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Dominic Cheng

Dominic Cheng

Hardware Engineer, Facebook


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom A

9:30am

Facebook OpenBMC Updates
This talk is to provide update on OpenBMC development activities for various upcoming Facebook/OCP platforms that include Network, Storage, and Compute server gear in Data centers. In addition, will provide a deep dive on one of the security feature 'Verified Boot' which will help to prevent attacks at BMC level.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=f5db41b28f5339dfd2f5d4bf602477bb 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom D

9:30am

SAI: Releasing the Potential of Switch ASIC

Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) provides simple, consistent APIs for the upper network stack to consume the underlying complex, heterogeneous hardware easily and faster.  Multiple popular NOS/network control stack are running on top of SAI, as a fundamental element of disaggregation. We are excited to announce SAI 1.0 release. Architects from major silicon companies will be on the stage to talk about advanced capabilities added/will be added to SAI and use cases lit up through these APIs.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=f555cbdbdc24c9f68d3c5b86b6ae4138 


Speakers
XL

Xin Liu

Principal Product Manager, Azure, Microsoft
Xin has been working on large scale cloud computing and networking disaggregation for years. Interested in open source networking solutions, reliability, availability, containerization, and distributed management system. | Received Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008.


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 9:55am
Great America Ballroom K

9:30am

Facebook's Open Networking Hardware
This workshop will provide a technical overview of the latest networking devices coming from Facebook's hardware engineering teams: Backpack, their 128x100G modular chassis, and Wedge 100S, a new version of the original 32x100G Wedge 100 switch. The workshop will also include engineers from Cavium and Barefoot Networks, who will talk about the variations of Wedge 100 that they have developed to integrate their programmable ASICs into the platform, and the new use cases that are unlocked by their technologies. (55 mins)


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=9889aba28311c94963b8ff6e6dada96b
 

Speakers
avatar for Alik Fishman

Alik Fishman

Switching Software and Solutions Product Marketing Manager, Cavium
Linux Foundation OpenSwitch Project Marketing Committee Chair & Governing Board Member. | At Cavium, responsible for the Switching Business Software Marketing. | Own several patents in regards to the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) virtualization and numerous awards in the SDN area. | BSc in Electrical Engineering & MBA in Hi-tech Business Management. | National Master in Chess.



Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:25am
Great America Ballroom J

9:40am

Western Digital: The State of the Solid State Drive (SSD)

Speakers
avatar for Walter Hinton

Walter Hinton

Senior Global Director of Enterprise & Client Compute Solutions Marketing, Western Digital
Walter (Walt) Hinton is Senior Global Director of Enterprise & Client Compute Solutions Marketing at Western Digital. He is responsible for Solutions Marketing, aligning a broad platform of storage devices to traditional and emerging data center applications.  With a unique background in cloud-based services operations, product development, and marketing, Walt leads a non-traditional team of Data Champions who focus on “how... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:40am - 9:55am
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

10:00am

All NVMe Flash Array for Hyper-efficiency in Rack Scale
In order to prepare 5G, Cloud, and Big Data era, Telco infra-structure is evolving from traditional silo-like one to Software Defined Infrastructure, providing more flexibility, efficiency with high performance. As one of the leading innovator in telecommunication industry, SK Telecom is moving toward SDDC based on Rack Scale Architecture, through disaggregating resources and sharing them efficiently. At the same time, from storage point of view, NVMe SSD is becoming a key component for enterprise data center due to its high performance and low latency which are key requirements for Big data Analytic, Cloud Service, 4K media service. This is why we designed NV-Array, NVMe JBOF providing disaggregated high performance storage resources. It will be the disruptive approach to build HW appliance with storage requirements in ICT infra-structure. NV-Array supports 20 NVMe SSD in an 1U size to connect up to 8 servers through PCIe connection. NVMe SSD made by SK Telecom provides ultra-high IO speed. Plus, PCIe connection removed all kinds of performance overheads of HBA, which is used in traditional SAS based JBOD. So, NV-Array can provide extremely higher performance, in terms of higher IOPs, higher bandwidth, and lower latency. Multi-host connection provides high flexibility to build high performance appliance H/W by supporting various requirements of ratio between storage and computing. NV-ARRAY is the first step to build disaggregated data center. It will be one of the main component to lead revolution of SK telecom ICT Infrastructure to be the innovative SDDC.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=6dfe47075ab35949a380336c0123d0a6 

Speakers
avatar for Eric H. Chang

Eric H. Chang

Manager (Program Manager), SK Telecom
I am generally working on highly efficient infrastructure development for the new applications. I will be more focused on the all-flash based storage array for the large scale in this OCP 2017. Any chance to co-work in any types with participants in OCP will be very wlecomed!


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom A

10:00am

Multi-Node 1S Server Platform Yosemite V2
Update the community with latest 1S server platform development progress.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=e1794e598ec0f98b535a85214f373ce0 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom C

10:00am

Networking SAI Behavioral Model Implementation in P4
Providing standard interfaces for managing Ethernet switch device (SAI) is a great step towards HW agnostic NOS. Still, different underlying HW pipelines may result in HW specific product behavior. OCP SAI community has been defining a generic logical pipeline that can represent a common denominator of different Silicon implementation, named SAI behavioral model. Mellanox is implementing this model in P4 language to create a SW switch that is controlled by SAI interface. We would like to present the work, share the repository with the community, discuss obstacles we found along the way, and ask for other member's contributions.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=bddb5bbda7c475174dc160bfa79c62c3 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am
Great America Ballroom K

10:00am

Power Considerations for Open Rack
Open Rack has proved to be a powerful platform for cost-effective data center scale-out. Focus on vanity free technology, coupled with an open source hardware model has changed the landscape for rack scale computing infrastructure. However, next-generation server/networking architectures, combined with increasing demand for data center operational and capital efficiencies, put extreme pressure on continued improvement of the rack power subsystem. This talk will examine rack level power delivery with a focus on areas for possible improvement in: energy efficiency, reduction of stranded power, reduction of rack footprint, vendor interoperability, energy storage, and improved total cost of ownership. As a global leader in power solutions, Artesyn seeks to kick off this discussion in order to identify other interested parties and prioritize possible IP submissions.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=153d350e1391d7806c7ca577467cb531 

Speakers
avatar for Doug Sandy

Doug Sandy

Chief Architect, Hyperscale & Cloud Solutions, Artesyn Embedded Technologies


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom B

10:00am

Delivering Carrier-Grade OCP to Telco Data Centers
One of the newest specifications that has been named OCP-ACCEPTED™ is the CG-OpenRack-19 specification. CG-OpenRack-19 is a scalable carrier-grade rack level system that integrates high performance compute, storage and networking in a standard rack. In this workshop, communications service providers and vendors that created the specification and are dedicated to bringing OCP Open Rack principles to the telco data center will address: • The telecom industry’s transformation from the traditional Central Office to virtualized data centers and how this transition is driving demand for open hardware solutions. • Why adapting the OCP base model to the telecom environment must take into account new requirements to accommodate existing Central Offices. • The specific requirements for carrier-grade OCP, including Physical, Content/Workload, Management, and Networking/Interconnect. • How the CG-OpenRack-19 specification aligns with the principles of OCP. Panelists will discuss in-depth how the spec meets requirements for efficient design, scale-out ready architecture, open source and creating a meaningful positive impact. • A real-world example of a CG-OpenRack-19 based hardware solution being deployed in a live network.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=232c44b30b059930eba1b1b3c810cf7b 

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Alleman

Andrew Alleman

CTO, Radisys
Andrew Alleman is the CTO at Radisys where he was instrumental in building product lines based on OCP design philosophy. He received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a graduate degree from the University of Washington.
avatar for Tim Casto

Tim Casto

Systems Technologist, Artesyn
Tim Castro is a Systems Technologist at Artesyn Embedded Technologies. With over 20 years in the embedded systems market, Tim Casto has a wealth of experience and a passion for Telecom, Networking and Embedded Computing system technologies.
avatar for Damascene Joachimpillai

Damascene Joachimpillai

Verizon
DJ is responsible for Network and Security architecture for Verizon labs. He has many years of Network Development and is now focused on application deployment in large containerized operating environment. He has a keen interest in parallelism of the Network Processing applications and is a big fan of open networking. He has been steadfast in supporting and promoting Linux and its Networking as a model for major application deployment... Read More →
avatar for Tushar Saxena

Tushar Saxena

Radisys
Tushar Saxena manages data center product lines at Radisys. Prior to this he helped deploy Open WiFi systems at carriers and managed connected home and broadband products at Verizon.


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Grand Ballroom E

10:00am

Hardware Lifecycle at Scale
Facebook has been building its own hardware for about 5 years. Starting with compute servers and moving to storage, racks, data centers, networking and more. Here we describe the path from 2011 to now. We will talk about some of the interesting challenges going from medium scale to larger and larger scale. Not only have we developed tools to help us execute our hardware validation tests, but we have also greatly improved our ability to ensure proper hardware provisioning, monitoring, and remediation at large scale. (55 mins)

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=6d5f67b88fe7d3f421415c702c037206 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Dodds

Brian Dodds

Facebook
Facebook OCP Hardware
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Craig Ross

Senior Engineer, Facebook


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Grand Ballroom D

10:00am

Microsoft Project Olympus Servers
Project Olympus defines a generic server. Get the details on all of the different servers being built. (55 minutes).

Speakers
avatar for Siamak Tavallaei

Siamak Tavallaei

Principal Architect, Microsoft
Siamak Tavallaei is a Principal Architect at Microsoft’s Azure. Collaborating with industry partners, he drives a number of initiatives in research, design, and deployment of hardware for Microsoft’s cloud-scale services such as Azure, Bing, Office 365, Exchange, and SQL across a global datacenter footprint. | | With over 30 patents and 27 years of computer industry experience, he has been instrumental in development and evolution of... Read More →



Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Grand Ballroom F

10:30am

3U High Density Compute Accelerator System (Dr. Know)

Dr. Know, a new EIA 19” 3U high performance compute accelerator, allows connection from one to four servers. For the 3U four drawers architecture, there are 16 high performance compute accelerator in 4 removable drawers and are compatible with the latest compute acceleration architectures.  The system provides higher computing performance and reliability to complete a large number of computing tasks. In addition to efficiency and reliability, Dr. Know also shows application flexibility in computing power sharing and various rack supporting. Furthermore, its tool-less concept eases maintenance of GPU cards, fan modules and PSUs.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=6551fc367e20df0d099ca15f569065b1 


Speakers
avatar for Terry Hou

Terry Hou

Wiwynn


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30am - 10:55am
Grand Ballroom C

10:30am

48V direct to CPU goes Mainstream
High Performance Computing (HPC) applications have been using 48V rack power distribution architectures for over 10 years as a means of reducing power distribution losses. Due to increasing performance needs and subsequent higher power CPU and GPU requirements to meet those performance needs, mainstream data center servers are crossing a threshold of power utilization that is making the standard 12V distribution very challenging. A 48V distribution system would enable a reduction in current of 4X that of a 12V system and with a 16X (I2R losses) reduction in power distribution losses. The presentation will show how a 48V system can be architected and easily implemented using readily available and time proven (+10 year) component level power building blocks with industry leading efficiency and density.

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30am - 10:55am
Grand Ballroom B

10:30am

Taking SAI Beyond the Data Center Fabric
In this talk, we’ll examine the applicability of both SAI and SONiC to use cases which go beyond a typical DC fabric and argue that these use cases can drive the broader adoption of these technologies. We’ll look at the functional requirements these use cases place upon both SAI and SONiC; as well as the proof points in terms of scale, robustness and high-availability that both OCP-conformant hardware and software will need to be able to demonstrate to provide a compelling deployable solution for these cases.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Elder

Alan Elder

Director of Engineering - Networking Software, Metaswitch
Dr Alan Elder is the Director of Engineering for Networking Software at Metaswitch, based in London, UK. He has 10 years of experience creating highly performant, modular control plane software for L2, L3 and MPLS. Through this time he has worked with numerous companies to help them take Metaswitch’s control plane software and integrate it into their own network operating system (NOS) as part of a best of breed disaggregated solution.


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30am - 10:55am
Great America Ballroom K

10:30am

Tales From the Field: L1 Issues
With the rise of Open Networking, where a user is able to switch out any piece of the stack without vendor lock in (switch, pluggable, NOS, etc…), we have only seen more issues arise when compared with vendor locked solutions. Most of these issues happen at L1 between the switch, the NOS, and the pluggable (cable or optic). Even companies that promote open networking solutions and provide internal testing fall victim to L1 issues. This talk is centered around common L1 issues observed from the field and how some vendors have banded together to eliminate them.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=ea02414fac78721200818fcfaa2921e5 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30am - 10:55am
Great America Ballroom J

10:30am

Software-Defined Storage Architectures on Open Compute
With focus on enabling the Storage Software ecosystem on Open Compute, and after extensive testing at Facebook's Open Hardware Lab, we want to share the different approaches that were shown to work well. The workshop will include participation by both Open Source and proprietary SDS providers: Netapp (Ontap Selec), IBM (GPFS/SpectrumScale), Red Hat (GlusterFS, Ceph), Excelero (NVMesh) and a few others. Each provider will have a few minutes to describe their solution, which hardware they used to stand it up, and performance/manageability/reliability findings from the tests. (55 mins)


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=f99cc8e9bc78bbe8c68def8c8bba2b7e 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom A

11:00am

Facebook OCP 2S Server Tioga Pass
Will talk about Facebook next generation Intel based 2S server, architecture, features etc.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=a64a697b35f755abae1615ad1e08c208 

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Zhao

Whitney Zhao

Hardware Engineer, Facebook Inc.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom C

11:00am

Flexible & Scalable 48V Solutions To Power Tomorrows Datacenters
Maxim has a portfolio of mature 48V products to power CPU and Memory sockets in the datacenter. This talk provides an overview of the 48V solution architecture, the performance and benefits it provides and real-world application scenarios.

This in depth technical deep dive will cover challenges and lessons learned from over 3 year of development and implementation experience, share tips on designing robust high performance systems using the 48V architecture. Discuss our view of the industry trends and driving specs.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=2f8e301d70c0217d3edddc2e0c2ce982 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom B

11:00am

Microsoft Project Olympus High Density Flash
Project Olympus will include a 1U high-density flash module. This module will incorporate "flash sticks" developed in collaboration with Facebook.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=309c5b1d58539b56a4cd5d499c5b3a85 

Speakers


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom F

11:00am

OCP Trial Results for Telco Infrastructure
The Open Compute Project has received a lot of attention and interest from the computing industry because of its innovative transformation of data center architecture and its components. One of key innovations of the OCP is a 21” rack architecture, and systems that are designed to increase computing density and energy efficiency. As the leading telecom operator in Korea, SK Telecom has tried to find ways to enhance its efficiency of data center and network infrastructure. In order to achieve the goal, adoption of new technology is inevitable which surmount the limitation of legacy technology. However, most telco datacenters are designed to accommodate 19” standard IT equipment, and the adoption of OCP gears to existing datacenter needs meticulous analysis. As the first step of introduction of new technology, we conducted OCP trial for telco infrastructure with three objectives in mind: (1) Analysis of OCP System Deployment Environment, (2) Evaluation of Efficiency, Serviceability, and Performance, (3) Application Test. For this upcoming talk, SK Telecom would like to discuss about the details of OCP trial results including procurement process, data center deployment environment, testbed design, benchmark test results, and so on. We especially would like to share comparison between 19” rack mount server and 21” OCP system in various environments. We also would like to discuss OCP environment of Korea where OCP ecosystem is not mature and has relatively small market; and address the practical issues – vendor selection, existing datacenter deployment, technical support, compatibility – and ask to OCP telco members for collaboration to solve those issues.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=0bc110bdf45f041579bcfc4e1f166b27  

Speakers
avatar for Jungsoo Kim

Jungsoo Kim

Manager, SK Telecom


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom E

11:00am

Overview of FAVA: Manufacturing Testing Framework
This talk describes the architecture of a manufacturing test framework that Facebook is developing to validate the quality of OCP compute, storage, and rack products. Every rack product, from prototype to mass production, that enters Facebook's data center fleet is rigorously tested to identify and fix manufacturing defects. The talk will describe the main components of the framework including asset management, provisioning, job engine, scheduling, test cases, test suites, analytics, and monitoring. Testing focuses on compute and storage stress testing as well as configuration checks agains “golden” configs from both a Bill Of Material (BOM) and expected software version standpoints. We look forward to contribute Facebook's approach to manufacturing validation to the OCP community.  

Link to Slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=da7f257111bd46567117e32155072892 


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom D

11:00am

SONiC: Enabling Fast Evolution in the Network

Running one of the largest clouds in the world, Microsoft has gained a lot of insight into building and managing a global, high performance, highly available and secure network. We built the these intelligence into Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC), which thrive for network switch operations and management. Dave Maltz, Distinguished Engineer from Microsoft, will deep dive into the design philosophy underneath SONiC, e.g. containerization, orchestration and how they enable the fast evolution of hyperscale networking.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=726804ae4b1309d606159b65a09b4124 


Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Great America Ballroom K

11:00am

Universal Connectivity and Interoperability in the Open Eco System
Interoperability is essential for customer confidence and wide adoption. This talk will address networking interop complexities inherent in an Open Eco system, including some problems that are unique to an Open Eco system, and that must be addressed for successful adoption. We'll examine specific types of Interop Problems found during plugfests and lab testing at UNH-IOL. Finally we'll examine what the community is doing to combat this and ensure interoperability.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=692498cb0477dc769371b41163373e64 

Speakers
avatar for David Woolf

David Woolf

University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL)
David Woolf currently leads Data Center initiatives at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). While at UNH-IOL, David has led development of dozens of industry-reviewed test programs and procedures as part of the team that has grown the UNH-IOL into a world-class center for interoperability and conformance testing. David has been an active participant in a number industry forums and committee’s addressing... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Great America Ballroom J

11:30am

AVA - NVMe m.2 in Scale Out Storage
This talk will overview Ava, an NVME m.2 carrier fit for various server form factors, allowing maximum flexibility and cost efficiencies when deploying flash at scale. This talk will overview the various Ava configurations supported, how they enable flexibility and savings, the type of workloads that benefit from this solution, how Facebook designed w/ MSFT, plans to deploy Ava, and more.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=a843f1420b75eaad6ea05c4e4a700855 

Speakers
avatar for Dominic Cheng

Dominic Cheng

Hardware Engineer, Facebook


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom C

11:30am

Building Shared Accelerated Storage on OCP
Excelero enables customers to build distributed, high-performance Server SAN with standard hardware. NVMesh is a Software-Defined Block Storage solution for scale-out applications. The solution features an intelligent management layer that abstracts underlying hardware, creates logical volumes with redundancy, and provides centralized management and monitoring. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash, with the convenience of centralized storage and the cost savings of standard OCP hardware. NVMesh was designed to meet performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications. The solution has been deployed for hyper-scale Industrial IoT services, machine learning applications and massive-scale simulation visualization.

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom A

11:30am

Hardware Management for CG-OpenRack-19

Radisys DCEngine Hyperscale NFV Platform, based on the CG-OpenRack-19 specification, provides datacenter compute and storage infrastructure for carrier networks. The DCEngine Platform supports Intel Rack Scale Architecture, Redfish API and open source based rack management. We would be interested in sharing our work and on future collaboration. 


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=52c1aafb70058c20f76f3418143a1ca1

http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=232c44b30b059930eba1b1b3c810cf7b 

 


Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Kelliher

Suzanne Kelliher

Product Line Manager, Radisys


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom D

11:30am

High Temperature Datacenter Hardware
Present and discuss solutions for HW that needs to remain operational in telco datacenters which may be deployed in high-temperature situations. Specific examples based on Ericsson's BSP 8100 telco-grade HW will be presented.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=a4dc2ab9b0c7f5d40d915ae0636eabac 

Speakers
avatar for Tomas Fredberg

Tomas Fredberg

Ericsson
Mr. Tomas Fredberg is a Senior Expert for Telco & IT Datacenter Infrastructure at Ericsson, and has over 30 years’ experience at Ericsson in Australia, Germany and Sweden. His wide experience includes research, development, systems architecture, and various diverse management roles in systems, product, project and line organizations. Mr. Fredberg is currently Chief Architect for the Ericsson Blade System used by BSP 8100 platform and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom E

11:30am

Microsoft Project Olympus Storage JBOD
Project Olympus will include a 4U, 88 HDD JBOD. You will learn the details of the system, the capacities and capabilities. Insight into designing for highest performance and reliability will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Hoch

Bruce Hoch

Mechanical Engineer, Microsoft



Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom F

11:30am

OCP For Telco: The Challenge and the Solution - Part Two
The OCP telco enhancement story continues with introducing new features needed for Telco use cases. Updated design details about OCP NEBS seismic rack and -48VDC projects. Introduction to the new features like HVDC and Liquid cooling - OCP HVDC solution - OCP -48VDC solution - OCP liquid cooling solution (rear door cooler) - NEBS Zone-4 seismic solution

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=1c952d9478ad60ae86e446e14d6001e6 

Speakers
avatar for Juha Klemola

Juha Klemola

Senior HW Architect, System Design, Nokia Datacenter Solution
20 years experience in computer and telecommunication architectures design at Nokia.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom B

11:30am

ONIE with Secure Boot

Network security and validating the software running on data center systems has never been more important.

The central components for launching trusted operating system environments are the family of technologies described by the Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Secure Boot and the Trusted Computer Group (TCG) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specifications.

This talk discusses the plans of the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) boot loader project to address the challenges of deploying secure technologies on network switches.

The goal is to combine the easy to use image discovery features of ONIE with the industry standard security components of UEFI and TCG.

The benefits are:

  • Maintains the established image discovery methods of ONIE

  • Build on industry standard specifications and technologies

  • Support for x86_64 and AARCH64 UEFI firmwares

  • Enables all UEFI capabilities 



Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=9dabbbc1f41d51e284ec15f82ace9198

Speakers
avatar for Curt Brune

Curt Brune

Principal Engineer, Cumulus Networks, Inc.
When he is not breaking things, Curt leads the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) project on behalf of the Open Compute Project (OCP) Networking group. Before networking seduced him, Curt fiddled around with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Great America Ballroom J

11:30am

Testing to enable 100G fabrics at scale (TOR and Optics)
This talk covers development testing methods used at Facebook to qualify Wedge100 TOR switch and 100G CWDM4 optics targeted at configuring fabric networks and Network interconnect cards, DAC cable solutions and monitoring used to enable 100G OCP network rack solutions at Facebook. The talk also covers test data and notable anomalies discovered during testing.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=e43477301c5550c13f2d5c946cc01d61 


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Great America Ballroom K

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hall A&B Santa Clara Convention Center

1:00pm

*SESSION CANCELLED* GS’ WhiteBox Strategy
The workshop will highlight GS’ WhiteBox strategy in addition to our development efforts with p4 and programmable Ethernet switching chips.

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Great America Ballroom K

1:00pm

A High-density NVME JBOF Storage in 1U Chassis

Wiwynn shall present the leading OCP and EIA 19” NVMe storage solutions integrated the NVMe JBOF - Thunder. Design wise, Thunder supports up to 2 hosts with total 24 hot-pluggable U.2 NVMe SSDs, tool-less drawer pull-out function, PSU & cool redundancy, and front (or rear) I/O access. These features make infrastructure design more flexible and easy to maintain. Through the OCP concept design, the SSD, PSUs, Fans and Cables of Thunder are easily accessible and replaceable.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=e91ad18e68dd11a116e8dd52a5f721d4 


Speakers
avatar for Tommy Chen

Tommy Chen

Storage R&D Director, Wiwynn


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom A

1:00pm

A Novel, Scalable, Energy Proportional Architecture for 48V to PoL Direct Conversion
A novel, multi-cells, direct conversion architecture from 48V down to IC-rail voltages (CPU, DDR, ASICs) is presented providing an attractive alternative to traditional power-distribution topologies using 12V input voltage for the point-of-load converters. This novel architecture to convert directly from 48V down to point of load (i.e. eliminating the intermediate 12V rail used in the conventional power distribution architectures) ensures excellent results in terms of efficiency, flexibility and dynamic voltage management and provides a state of the art alternative to the traditional approach no longer adequate for today's Data Centers demand. Several key features are offered and described such as: resonant or non-resonant fully isolated topology, Zero Voltage and Zero Current switching at any working condition, Energy Proportional management with dynamic cells shedding and pulse skipping at light load that maximizes the conversion efficiency across the full load range, source and sink mode current capability, scalable multi-cells architecture for flexibility and design optimization, high bandwidth for fast load transient and easy to compensate control loop, minimum noise contents allows close proximity to sensitive loads. This architecture is in mass production since 2016 offering a reliable and an easy to implement solution.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=91acace8278ee202f929a17e8401730a 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom B

1:00pm

Applying Cloud Principles to Hardware Drivers
Traditional network elements have 1-1 relationships between hardware and firmware, or sometimes have internal redundancy. This talk describes how dis-aggregation of network elements allows applying cloud software strategies to firmware type applications. By creating more flexible relationships between hardware and software, new availability and management models are possible.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=b1fcd88342d2393f15207198b5c039c9 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

DMTS, AT&T
Virtualization in communications. Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD). Disaggregation of network elements. Passive Optical Networks. New wireless Approaches.


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom E

1:00pm

HW Management SW Agents in Hyperscale Datacenter Systems
Ericsson collaboration in opensource SW projects to provide a common management agent framework and sample agent for Ericsson's hyperscale datacenter solutions.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=711f786eac2e6d1e03dbdd1cf58b4b75 

Speakers
avatar for James Malachowski

James Malachowski

Director of Product, Software-Defined Infrastructure, Ericsson
James Malachowski is Director of Product, Software-Defined Infrastructure for Ericsson. James joined Ericsson via the acquisition of NodePrime, a hyperscale datacenter management & intelligence startup, where he was Founder & CEO. Before NodePrime, James worked at Dell in the Enterprise Solutions Group helping some of the world’s largest Cloud, SaaS, and gaming companies scale their datacenter infrastructure. Before Dell, James... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom D

1:00pm

Linux Networking Greatness, episode 2
This talk is the second installment of the “Linux is awesome” talk. Linux is undoubtedly the platform of choice for open networking today. Linux kernel and ecosystem provide a flexible and faster development platform for networking applications. In this talk we will look at the latest developments in the Linux kernel and ecosystem for networking in the past year: VRFs, light weight tunnels, enhancements to the traffic classifier, EBPF, XDP (express data path) and more.
Mostly centered around running a Linux distribution natively on your open networking gear, in this talk we will cover:
- New Linux kernel and ecosystem advancements in the past year
- Example Open Linux networking applications
- Monitoring your networking apps using systemd
- Linux Networking configuration
- Example deployments
- And more ...


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=ecd4fc6c6b3e9c21d916aa48ca630e23

Speakers
avatar for Roopa Prabhu

Roopa Prabhu

Director Engineering, Cumulus Networks


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Great America Ballroom J

1:00pm

Microsoft Project Olympus AI Accelerator Chassis (A2C)
Project Olympus is partnering with Foxconn on the development of a 4U GPU PCI-Express Expansion chassis. Details of the design and its flexibility will be provided.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=14ab3cf25170b7a0a439e11a3d818c96

Speakers
avatar for Siamak Tavallaei

Siamak Tavallaei

Principal Architect, Microsoft
Siamak Tavallaei is a Principal Architect at Microsoft’s Azure. Collaborating with industry partners, he drives a number of initiatives in research, design, and deployment of hardware for Microsoft’s cloud-scale services such as Azure, Bing, Office 365, Exchange, and SQL across a global datacenter footprint. | | With over 30 patents and 27 years of computer industry experience, he has been instrumental in development and evolution of... Read More →



Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom F

1:00pm

SmartNIC Data Plane Acceleration and Reconfiguration
Data centers desire flexibility within their architecture to respond to changing workloads and host software defined networking (SDN) requirements. The drive to higher performance networks like 25G and beyond means that CPU alone is not sufficient to enable flexible server-based networking. On top of this, kernel bypass can lead to a number of maintainability problems as keeping track with changes in the Linux kernel networking stack in user space requires significant development effort. In this talk we outline a kernel and upstream centric approach to data plane acceleration using an upstream SmartNIC BPF JIT. This allows extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) bytecode to be transparently offloaded to the SmartNIC from either the Traffic Control (TC) or Express Data Path (XDP) hooks in the kernel and could be used for applications such as DoS protection, Load balancing and software switching e.g Open vSwitch (OVS). We then follow this by outlining a proposed OCP contribution related to an open approach for reconfiguration using directly compiled SmartNIC programs in situations where BPF bytecode alone is not sufficient to accommodate changing semantics in the network.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=c734ec68257253208dc8b7777c0d24d5 

Speakers
avatar for nic viljoen

nic viljoen

Software Engineer, Netronome
Nic is a researcher at Netronome currently investigating the use of NPUs in networks analytics. He is working on combining this with OVS offload on the Agilio platform as well as developing machine learning based approaches for handling predictive network control at high data rates.


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom C

1:30pm

Experiences in Operating a Mixed OCP/Non-OCP Data Center Network
Facebook has been aggressively rolling out its Wedge, Wedge100, and now Backpack devices throughout its data centers. Yet, our data centers are (and will continue to be for quite a while) a mix of these OCP-accepted, disaggregated networking devices running FBOSS and traditional, non-OCP networking devices from traditional networking vendors. The Facebook Net Systems group writes the software on our switches (FBOSS) but also writes the software that provisions, automates, monitors, and controls these mixed data centers. This talk will cover learnings from how we had to adapt our existing systems to handle OCP networking devices such as Wedge/Wedge 100 alongside the traditional networking switches. It will also highlight patterns/conventions that we'd like to see all networking devices move toward to make operations of the network smoother. 


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=acbe8e3edabf7f0cad02873d71e970d1 

Speakers
avatar for Starsky Wong

Starsky Wong

Software Engineer, Facebook


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Great America Ballroom J

1:30pm

Facility Requirements for Deploying OCP Racks
The data center project has been working on guidelines to aid data center operators unfamiliar with OCP to understand how to deploy an OCP rack in their data center. This talk will cover the paper and the technical guidelines.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=24a4c2fa727cbaad2307dfcb2acc9bb1 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Dansie

Mark Dansie

Technical Project Manager, Inflectiontech
I am a Technical project manager and OCP Data Center project team member that is passionate about helping and encouraging colo facilities and enterprise data center operators, tenants and fit out companies across the world to be ready for the demand from customers to house their OCP IT Gear in Open Racks. The OCP Data Center project that I am spearheading with Rob Bunger co-lead is a project to produce a suitability guide and checklist that will... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom B

1:30pm

Microsoft Project Olympus Rack Management
Discuss Rack Management software architecture and Open Source Firmware

Speakers
avatar for Mallik Bulusu

Mallik Bulusu

Cloud Firmware Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Mallik Bulusu is a Cloud Firmware Architect (Azure) at Microsoft Corporation. He specializes in design and development of system firmware using UEFI paradigm since 1999. He holds 50+ patents on novel advances in system and manageability firmware design for Server and Mobile platforms.



Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom F

1:30pm

OCP HW Management, Nokia Experience

This presentation will cover Nokia experience in HW management, focusing on OCP HW. We will discuss our backgrounds and incentives, what choices we have made and why. We also elaborate HW management interfaces and related improvement needs.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=00f83cc5cf4ac62d8d618687a0eefb9a 


Speakers
JJ

Jaakkola Jorma

AirFrame Product Management, Nokia


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom D

1:30pm

Open Access – AT&T Specs
This talk provides status and updates on several specifications AT&T has or will have shared with OCP. These include the XGS-PON specs as well as the new G.Fast specs. The intent is to provide a venue for feedback and discussion.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=9caf7fcd01a042fe950fdb7beea40d15 

Speakers
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

DMTS, AT&T
Virtualization in communications. Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD). Disaggregation of network elements. Passive Optical Networks. New wireless Approaches.


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom E

1:30pm

OpenSwitch (OPX) Introduction
Open Switch is a project dedicated to making a solid Open Source option for a complete Network platform supporting the community and providing networking innovations. Open Switch has evolved recently to with new players Dell and Snaproute stepping in while HP has decided to exit the OpenSwitch project for now. With the changes there is a re-focus on making a completely open source NOS providing both a solid (Linux Based Package approach) allowing the installation of Open Switch on a Debian Jessie based platform. To the OPX project, Dell contributes the Open Source Base directly from their OS 10 Open Edition product while Snaproute has taken the role of providing the control plane software running on top. In this talk we will go through the architecture of the both of these components and describe to the community how and where they can help out.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=39b6b4b29efc50323a9976df1f6b9e0f
 

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Wichmann

Cliff Wichmann

Distinguished Engineer, Dell
Cliff Wichmann is a Distinguished Engineer/Architect in Dell Networking. Qualification for achieving Distinguished Engineer at Dell is working across Line of Businesses with broad technical reach and impact for which Cliff is recognized. Cliff was lead architect for Dell’s next generation Open Networking Platform Operating System, OS10. He has worked with Dell Networking Customer Advisory members and partners and Networking Product Line... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Great America Ballroom K

1:30pm

Zaius & Barreleye G2: the 48v Google / Rackspace OpenPOWER Platform
Learn the latest about Google & Rackspace's OCP / OpenPOWER collaborative effort. Includes implementation insights on 48-volt servers, OpenCAPI connectors and card form factors, and PCIe Gen4 OCP mezzanine solutions. Also includes a new / improved OpenBMC implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Adi Gangidi

Adi Gangidi

Systems Design Engineer III, Rackspace
I help build and scale the next generation, cost-effective openPOWER Barreleye / Zaius Servers (featuring IBM's Power 8 / 9 processors) so that cloud computing gets more affordable. I do whatever it takes for Rackspace openPOWER initiatives to get into production. | | Ask me about why we are are excited about Power and open source firmware at Rackspace!


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom C

1:30pm

Cloud-Optimized HDD Standardization Process

With support from the OCP Storage Lead, Google, Microsoft and Facebook have been working together through the OCP collaboration principles to set the foundation and process that can accelerate the implementation and adoption of Next Generation HDDs in the Datacenter. (55mins)


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=ec4e0030cbdf0f2e45362d1bc3c6326a 


Speakers
avatar for Jason Adrian

Jason Adrian

Storage Hardware Systems Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

Storage Technologist, Microsoft Azure
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Lawrence Ying

Engineering Tech Lead, Google Inc
Lawrence is one of the main Uber Engineering Tech Leads of the Google Platforms Storage Team. | He currently leads the HDD Engineering Team and the Storage TCO Team, and overlooks several storage projects at Google.


Thursday March 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom A

2:00pm

Big Basin: Flexible GPU Expander
This talk is to describe the architecture for the Big Basin, GPU expander. The talk includes the PCIe connectivity from an external CPU system, its system management and how it is deployed in the datacentre.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=b9636dc6110a1bf2cd91314491647a57 

Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom C

2:00pm

Controlling the Network with APIs
SnapRoute will demo the API-driven model that is used by the OCP project FlexSwitch. The showcase will be how using APIs as the control point of the network can allow for high-levels of automation and programability. Also, the integration of FlexSwitch APIs with other OCP projects such as Open Network Linux and ONIE will be demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Sullivan

Glenn Sullivan

Customer Experience, SnapRoute
Glenn is the Director of Customer Experience, at SnapRoute. He is responsible for guiding product development and customer engagements to ensure a frictionless experience. Prior to SnapRoute, Glenn led the Network Software Development team at Apple. This group is responsible for the software that manages and controls the desegregated switching environments at Apple - empowering new network designs to reap the benefits of automation and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Great America Ballroom K

2:00pm

Microsoft Project Olympus Node Management
Discuss Server Management, software architecture and Open Source Firmware


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom F

2:00pm

Open Networking Advancing, Expanding, and Deploying
This presentation will cover three topics:
1. New contributions to Open Compute advancing Open Networking which includes a 64 port 100G switch and two Wi-Fi Access Points based on Qualcomm Wave2 silicon
2. Demonstrations and presentation on the expansion of CBW Ecosystem partners including ONIE download demonstrations using BRCM and QCA OCP Wi-Fi Access points with NOS solutions from Benu Networks, Mojo Networks, and Canonical. All of this will be powered by AS4610-54P switch running SnapRoute FlexSwitch.
3. Real word use cases and deployments – 1. Presentation from Major retailor utilizing Open Networking equipment and SW, 2. Presentation from Major carrier deploying Open Networking equipment and SW

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=aceb96a14ee947b2290182a4973b9927 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Catlin

Jeff Catlin

VP Technology, Edgecore Networks
Jeff is the Vice President of Technology at Edgecore Networks.  He is responsible for research and integration of technology into Edgecore's award winning Open Networking product portfolio.  Jeff is an industry recognized technology leader with more than 25 years of in-depth experience in the telecommunication industry with an extensive skill set for networking product architecture and deployment.  Prior to Edgecore Jeff was the... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Great America Ballroom J

2:00pm

Re-evaluating HDD error correction
HDD Error Correction - HDDs have been designed for generations with the assumption that increasing bit error rate specifications are needed. But with Cloud based architectures using replication and advanced erasure coding, is it time to re-evaluate this topic to deliver higher performance, lower cost HDDs?

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=b1e8f1c219d214a0e0c6668129945a48 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom D

2:00pm

Specification of the Data Center IT Pod
Open Compute has revolutionized IT rack architecture. This discussion will focus on the next larger increment of infrastructure – the “Pod.” Optimizing POD design creates an architecture which is scalable and repeatable, simplifies power and cooling infrastructure, facilitates roll in and out OCP racks and maximizes white space usage.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=d46f9892dd33d3821f22ee304f90d8ee

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bunger

Rob Bunger

Data Center Standards, Schneider Electric


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom B

2:30pm

OCP Debug Card With LCD
Will talk about a usb debug card with LCD panel to show useful debug information.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=a274592350bffc5823a04fe734cc2cdc 

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Zhao

Whitney Zhao

Hardware Engineer, Facebook Inc.


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom D

2:30pm

100G Optics Deployment in Facebook Data Centers
This engineering workshop will describe Facebook’s deployment of 100G optics in switching networks with examples of recent data center use-cases. The workshop will provide details on the optical transceiver specification and the type of fiber installed. Examples will be given of production testing used to ensure these hyper-scale networks deploy successfully, and the focus on quality that ensures they keep running. Details of the ecosystem of optical transceivers and switching equipment that supports 100G deployments will be shared.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=ef1052b53218d5127badbbff56d7cddb 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Schmidtke

Katherine Schmidtke

Sourcing Manager, Optical Technology Strategy, Facebook
Katharine is responsible for Optical Technology Strategy at Facebook.  She has more than 20 years experience in the Opto-Electronics industry, including positions at Finisar, JDSU, and New Focus. She has a Ph.D. in non-linear optics from Southampton University in the UK and completed post-doctoral research at Stanford University.


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Great America Ballroom K

2:30pm

Alpha 10G, 25G and 100G switches for the DC and Telco markets
Alpha is sharing the specifications of its switches that expand its OCP product line up to 100G and into the telco market.

Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=de23e21ebf0180833fccb9ff89865159 

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Great America Ballroom J

2:30pm

Coordinated Models for Analysis, Design, Construction, and Operations
The current state of data flow between the models and tools utilized for the analysis, design, construction, and operations of data centers ranges from abysmal to nonexistent. BIM, CFD, and energy models require much of the same data, yet each is generally built in silos. That same data and geometry could be used for facility asset management and building operations, but rarely is without manual data entry. Manually extracting data from building operations tools for Measurement & Verification (M&V) and model calibration of CFD and energy models is equally painful, time consuming, and error prone. Not for long. Significant progress has been made with the development of coordinated models and the automation of the flow of data between the tools used by building professionals for data centers. The results from 2 pilot projects; Rahi System’s MiniDC Coordinated Models, along with a sample aisle containment study will be used to demonstrate the following: • Use of Matterport’s 3D Camera and services to generate geometrically accurate as-built BIM models. • The development of a library of Revit (BIM) families and project templates that includes embedded eSpecs and other critical facility asset data for the IT, electrical, and mechanical systems and equipment • The process for extracting data and geometry from Revit models into iTRACS DCIM for building operations and controls • The coordination of the flow of data from Revit and iTRACS to Romonet’s energy analysis tools for energy, water, and financial calculations and visualizations • The coordination of a similar flow of data from Revit, iTRACS, and Romonet to Future Facilities 6Sigma DCX for CFD analysis. • The visualization of facility asset management, energy analysis, and operational performance data on BIM models in VR using the Oculus Rift and Revizto.

Speakers

Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom B

2:30pm

2:30pm

OCP Toolchain Subgroup - Ohub

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Marie Verdun

Jean-Marie Verdun

CEO, Horizon Computing Solutions Corp
President, CEO, passionate by technology and efficiency Jean-Marie has participated to the expansion of major IT technologies during the past 20 years including the Alpha chip, highly parallel scientific clusters and free software.


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom C

2:30pm

Open Drive Test
In this talk, I will review the challenges of storage drive qualifications for Hyperscalers, OEMs and storage vendors and provide an Open solution to that.


Link to slides: http://files.opencompute.org/oc/public.php?service=files&t=9988cc8b605fc4cd3b6c4d8b82a9e733 

Speakers
avatar for Asghar Riahi

Asghar Riahi

Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat Inc.
Asghar was the first publicly elected Chairman of a committee within OCP leading the Storage team for 3 years. Today he is a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect with Red Hat Inc. In this capacity he is collaborating with the sales and technical delivery teams to bring Red Hat's customers the best solutions from across the Red Hat cloud infrastructure solutions portfolio. | Discover and analyze customers' business and technical problems and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom A