Several announcements were made at the Second Open Compute Project (OCP) in New York City on October 27.
  • A foundation was formed to lead the OCP going forward and an initial slate of directors and advisers that includes Andy Bechtolsheim as an individual contributor, Don Duet from Goldman Sachs, Frank Frankovsky from Facebook, Mark Roenigk from Rackspace, and Jason Waxman from Intel.
  • A summary of the project’s mission and guiding principles was released along with bylaws.

In the near future, the OCP will release:

  • Further details on how projects will be proposed, evaluated, and supported under the OCP banner will be released.
  • A full list of the Project’s first set of official members soon, but some examples include hardware suppliers like Intel, ASUS, Dell, Mellanox, and Huawei; software suppliers like Red Hat, Cloudera and Future Facilities; enablers like DRT, Hyve (Synnex), Nebula, Baidu, and Silicon Mechanics; consumers like Facebook, Mozilla, Rackspace, NTT Data, Tivit, the ODCA, and Goldman Sachs. Also participating from an institutional perspective are organizations like Georgia Tech University, North Carolina State University and CERN.