Open Compute Project


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Open Compute Project

An initiative spearheaded in 2013 by Facebook to design server motherboards that accept different types of CPU chips. The chips would be housed on plug-in cards in contrast to motherboards today that have sockets that accept only one type of CPU housed in a specific chip package. Supporting up to 10 cards on one server motherboard, the main goal of Open Compute is to allow ARM chips to replace or co-exist with x86 chips. Under this approach, x86 CPUs from different vendors could also operate in the same server. See ARM and x86.
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We are thrilled Alibaba Group is bringing their expertise to OCP and contributing to this strong global community," says Jason Taylor, Open Compute Project Chairman of the Board.
GPUs are something that accelerate this - or amplifies it." The Open Compute Project was started by Facebook in 2011 and allows companies to share designs of their data center products.
It is custom-built for Facebook's purposes and uses the company's Open Compute Project architecture.
Facebook set up its Open Compute project with the aim of designing affordable, eco-friendly servers, and now has thrown down the gauntlet to students at Purdue University in the U.S., to come up with a design for a dissolvable server chassis, the Daily Mail reports.
The Open Compute Project was announced by Facebook in April last year and revolves around opening up hardware specifications and designs to create power-efficient and economical data centres.
This will allow us to have 45% less air-handling hardware," said Yael Maguire of Facebook's Open Compute Project efficiency program.
The company that revolutionised social networking on the Internet has teamed up with some of tech hardware's biggest names - Hewlett Packard, Dell, Advanced Micro Devices, and Intel - to launch the "open compute project."
* Open Compute Project (OCP) promising with first customer live
"It's true that software is still eating the world, but hardware has been revived and has even found new life thanks to technology improvements in silicon and new open designs from organizations like the Open Compute Project Foundation," said Devan Adams, principal analyst at IHS Markit.
Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced native integration of Juniper's platforms with Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC), which was developed and contributed to the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation by Microsoft.
Edgecore Networks has contributed to the Open Compute Project (OCP) of the design of a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) data center switch, the industry's first 400G open design, that will enable public and private network operators to increase dramatically the capacity of their infrastructures.
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