Evolving Open Compute Project Transforming HPC
Since its creation by Facebook in April 2011, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has been rapidly evolving – and that’s good news for the HPC community. As originally conceived by Facebook, OCP’s charter was to develop open standards for the design and delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. It’s no surprise that particular emphasis was placed on large data centers focused on huge web workloads. The computational and energy requirements of Facebook’s 334,000 square foot Prineville, Oregon data center was a major motivator for the OCP initiative.