AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) US Summit will be held March 8-9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The annual Summit brings together nearly 3,000 key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers. Together, they help grow, drive, and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near and around the data center and beyond.
The theme for the 2017 OCP US Summit is Open Hardware. Open Software. Open Future. Attendees will hear about OCP hardware, as well as the software deployed on it. The Open Compute Project will also showcase the major open hardware initiatives contributed to the Foundation over the past year and look to the future of OCP.
Membership in OC has soared over the past year, from 80 member organizations to nearly 200. “It’s not just about the rack, it’s about open innovation regardless of rack type and whether that rack type is best for greenfield or brownfield deployments and integrations,” stated Corey Bell, Co-CEO of the Open Compute Project Foundation. “Our OCP-Accepted™ and OCP-Inspired™ programs are driving new and innovative product lines that are based on the contributions from the past year,” Bell continued. “We’re excited to see OEMs, ODMs, and 3rd-party ISVs looking to validate their software on top of OCP Hardware to drive an Open Future that continues to promote the consumption of, collaboration with and contribution to the OCP Community and Ecosystem.”
This year, there are more than 100 sessions, including a keynote from futurist Steve Brown, an accomplished speaker, blogger, strategist, and executive coach with 25 years of experience in the high-tech sector, including at Intel. Steve works with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and brands spanning the retail, hospitality, media, and communications sectors.
- Keynote presentations will be made by Microsoft, Intel, Yahoo! Japan and Facebook
- Attendees will hear product, innovation and future looking announcements in the Executive and Expo Hall Tracks from Summit sponsors
- The OCP Engineering workshops will feature in-depth discoveries from the Open Rack, Networking, Server, Hardware Management, Data Center, Storage and Telco projects
- There will be a lively panel discussion moderated by Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation), featuring Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical), Mark Shaw (Microsoft), Dave Peterson (HPE), John Linville (Red Hat) and David Dale (NetApp)
- The Expo Hall will be packed with the latest OCP hardware and software offerings
The event is expected to sell out. Attendees can register here, and attendance is only $400 until March 7, 2017.
The detailed schedule can be found here: http://opencompute.org/ocp-u.s.-summit-2017/agenda/
Learn more at summit.opencompute.org
About Open Compute Project
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace. Our mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.
Learn more at http://opencompute.org.
Find out how to participate in the OCP Community at: http://opencompute.org/participate