Category Archives: C&I

Certification Lab to Be a Focus at Open Compute Symposium

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The Open Compute Project, the Facebook-led open-source effort to develop highly energy-efficient data center equipment, is hosting its first annual Open BigCloud Symposium and OCP Workshop May 7-8 here on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The topics include Open Compute hardware and OpenStack software, software-defined networking and cloud computing. The symposium will give attendees a chance to see the Open Computer certification lab at the university’s Cloud and Big Data Laboratory.

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.

Facebook data center certification lab to be unveiled in Taiwan

Taipei, March 1 (CNA) A Facebook Inc.-led data center certification laboratory will be officially unveiled in Taiwan later this month, according to Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Established on Dec. 27, 2013 to become the world’s first of its kind, the lab, located in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, will be officially unveiled on March 3, ITRI said on its website. Part of the Open Compute Project (OCP) promoted by Facebook, the lab will start certifying submissions from data centers around the world by testing whether the applicants’ hardware, software and operating systems meet the standards of Facebook’s server designs, the institute said in a statement.

UTSA Open Compute Lab

ImageLast week, as part of my Web-scale IT research, I visited the Cloud and Big Data Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). I met with Paul Rad (Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio Cloud and Big Data Laboratory and Vice President of Open Research at Rackspace), Professor Rajendra Boppana (Interim Chair of Computer Science Department), Carlos Cardenas (Manager at Cloud and Big Data Laboratory, CS Dept at UTSA) and Joel Wineland (Chief Technologist, IT infrastructure and Open Compute Solutions, RGS).