Open Compute Summit Comes To Texas

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Mark Roenigk | March 1, 2012 8:26 pm

Editor’s Note: The registration date for the Open Compute Summit is now March 19.

This past October, Rackspace announced its participation[1] as founding board member of The Open Compute Project.  Given our company’s dedication to energy conservation and open standards, joining this movement was a natural fit.  We felt honored and enthusiastic for Rackers to be in on the ground floor of an industry changing movement.

Our passion for this project only grows and in an exciting turn of events, Rackspace has been chosen to host the Open Compute Summit at its headquarters in San Antonio, TX.

The semi-annual event, taking place on May 2nd and May 3rd, will include working sessions for top engineers across the tech industry to shape the OCP community and collectively develop the most efficient, and energy efficient, computing infrastructure possible.

As OCP board members we are proud to bring this exciting event to our headquarters, best known as the Castle.  The summit brings representatives of the OCP board including Facebook, Goldman-Sachs, Intel and Arista Networks together for brainstorming sessions, panel discussions, and a keynote address on the latest OCP projects.

The Open Compute Foundation is a rapidly growing community of engineers around the world whose mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing operational complexity in the scalable computing space. The Open Compute Project Foundation provides a structure in which individuals and organizations can share their intellectual property with Open Compute Projects.

Registration officially opens on March 19th. To learn more about OCP please visit http://opencompute.org/[2].

Endnotes:
  1. announced its participation: mailto:http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-collaborates-with-facebook-and-other-industry-leaders-to-design-greener-open-source-data-centers/
  2. http://opencompute.org/: http://opencompute.org/

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