Monthly Archives: April 2014

Food for Thought Weekend Reading #3 Open Compute Project

It was a long weekend for me here in Bangalore thanks to a day off for voting in the General Elections on Thursday and a day off for Good Friday. Last week I researched on multiple topics including Massive Scale Computig , Web Scale Computing and Open Compute Project. For this week’s food for thought reading I will go through the Open Compute Project and what I learnt from it with my readers. The Open Compute Project initiative was announced in April 2011 by Facebook to openly share designs of data center products.The effort came out of a redesign of Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Oregon.The leader of the effort is Frank Frankovsky.

ITRI and Open Compute Project Foundation Celebrate Opening of Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Certification Testing Center

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — (Marketwired) — 03/04/14 — ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading high-tech R&D institutions, and the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation, celebrated the opening of the ITRI OCP Global Certification Testing Center at the OCP Taiwan Forum on March 4th. The new center will provide global validation service in support of OCP Foundation’s vision for open sourced hardware.

Contract Manufacturer Jabil Sells Straight Into Hyperscale Datacenters

server-racks-skyThe hyperscale systems market is getting a new supplier, and this one is a big one with plenty of expertise in manufacturing complex servers and storage and integrating gear at the rack level. The startup is called StackVelocity, and it is a business unit of contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit. You may not know Jabil by name, but many of your IT equipment suppliers do. The company, which is based on St Petersburg, Florida, is among the largest contract manufacturers in the world, a group that includes Foxconn, Flextronics, Quanta Computer, Celestica, Sanmina-SCI, Benchmark Electronics, and many others.