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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.
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.
Fusion-io, a company focused on flash storage in the data center, said its products will be integrated into Quanta Rackgo X systems, which are stripped down servers. The news comes out of the Open Compute Project (OCP) conference in San Jose. For Fusion-io, the Quanta deal means more distribution. The move also shows how white-box manufacturers, contractors that make servers and PCs for other companies, have become players in the data center. In other words, movements like OCP mean so-called “vanity free” servers are gaining ground.
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Open Compute Project Rack Solution to be Among Products Demonstrated by Quanta QCT at Intel IDF Event This Week
Visitors to the Intel Developer Forum event (IDF ’13) this week in San Francisco have a chance to witness demonstrations of a new Open Compute (OCP) rack solution and a recently announced microserver solution from Quanta QCT. The products will be running alongside other compute, storage and switch solutions that the company has designed specifically for the needs of customers in the high-performance computing, cloud-ready datacenter and hyperscale datacenter segments of the market.
The Open Compute Project community keeps growing! We’re excited to welcome the OCP Taiwan chapter, which launched May 23, 2013. It’s the second international chapter, after OCP Japan. OCPT, through its founding member Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), will set up an OCP Certification Lab in Taiwan. The lab will certify that submissions to the Open Compute Foundation adhere to the agreed upon community standards set out by the Compliance and Interoperability project.
No-name server makers posted stronger year-to-year revenue growth than traditional powers such as Hewlett-Packard and IBM in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to new Gartner data. The news, which falls in line with a trend going back to the third quarter of 2011, makes sense as webscale companies — Google, Facebook, etc. — demand inexpensive but custom-tailored servers for their data centers.
It all started, Mike Yang says, with a conversation he had with Facebook’s vice president of technical operations in 2007 or 2008. Rather than source servers through a traditional vendor like IBM for its data centers, Facebook turned to Quanta. Back then, Quanta didn’t sell servers directly to customers, it only built them for traditional server vendors who then put their name on them and sold them to customers. Fast forward a few years, and a majority of Quanta’s server revenue stems from direct deals — 65 percent in 2012, and a forecasted 85 percent this year. Now, it counts other large-scale server buyers such as Rackspace among its customers.
TAIPEI – The pre-show conference for Taiwan’s Computex expo took place yesterday, with organisers forecasting Taiwan’s cloud computing market – the main focus of the trade show this year – will be worth NT$15 billion (S$630 million) by 2015. Featuring some 1,700 exhibitors and 5,000 booths, this year’s Computex will showcase the latest developments in cloud computing and information communications technology (ICT), and is expected to attract more than 36,000 international buyers.
Remember when “Other” was just a rounding error in market share reports? Now in the server market, it just might be the main event, as Facebook’s Open Compute project, cloud computing, and other trends drive buyers to no-name server vendors instead of IBM, HP, and Dell. Time to short the incumbents?
Facebook’s Prineville, Oregon data center uses servers designed by Facebook itself. But they’re built in China. Photo: Pete Erickson/Wired.com Facebook is turning the server world on its head by going directly to Taiwan for custom-built machines. Except that it’s actually going to China.