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Monday, March 19
 

1:00pm

Early Registration Open
Monday March 19, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lobby
 
Tuesday, March 20
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday March 20, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Lobby

7:30am

Registration Open
Tuesday March 20, 2018 7:30am - 7:00pm
Lobby

9:00am

Opening Remarks & Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Rocky Bullock

Rocky Bullock

CEO, OCP
Rocky has more than 40 years of experience in the technology industry with expertise in professional services, systems integration, product design, new product introductions, technology development, sales, operations, manufacturing and logistics. He has held executive and senior manager... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am
Grand Ballroom

9:10am

The Future for OCP: "OPEN. For Business."
As head of hardware engineering, Mark is responsible for the building, scaling and innovation of the infrastructure necessary to support Facebook's mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Facebook builds efficient and flexible infrastructure to support over two billion people from around the world using Facebook’s family of apps and services.
Prior to Facebook, Mark was the COO at Rackspace, where he managed the global infrastructure and associated services such as data center engineering & operations, hardware design, networking, infrastructure services, supply chain, procurement, facilities, physical & cyber security and enterprise IT.
Mark began his career as an engineer at Compaq before moving into management, and has held senior leadership roles at Microsoft, Intuit, Sirius XM, and eBay/PayPal. Mark is an influential change agent and has helped lead some of the world’s best technology companies as they have grown from small enterprises to hyperscale in just a matter of years.
Mark is a founding board member of the Open Compute Foundation that was created in 2011 by Facebook, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Intel. Mark is a strong proponent of open standards as they increase the pace of innovation and make technology available to all.
Mark has been a strong supporter of charities dedicated to enriching the lives of children with disabilities. He is on the Board of Directors of Taelor’s House Foundation, Morgan’s Wonderland and supports the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, Special Olympics and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He previously served as technology advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mark holds a BBA degree in management from Texas A&M University.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Roenigk

Mark Roenigk

Head of Hardware Engineering, OCP Chairman of the Board, Facebook


Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:10am - 9:20am
Grand Ballroom

9:20am

Cloud-Scale Innovations for a Secure Trusted Infrastructure - Presented by Microsoft
Cloud computing is growing at an exponential pace with an increasing number of workloads being hosted in hyper-scale public clouds such as Microsoft Azure. Designing and operating infrastructure at such a scale requires a significant investment in datacenters, servers, networking and operating systems, as well as driving research and creating innovation to capitalize on disruptive trends such as AI/ML. We need to keep pace with tremendous growth in the cloud, support a broad spectrum of workloads including emerging cloud services, and enable easy scaling across global datacenter regions. To accomplish this, our innovation needs to expand beyond developing new hardware to transform the model for open source hardware development with a focus on platform security and driving revolutionary architectures in cloud-scale devices.

We’ll reveal the benefits of these new architectures to create innovation through an iterative design process that sparks a development and manufacturing ecosystem optimized for efficiency and cost.

Speakers
avatar for Kushagra Vaid

Kushagra Vaid

Distinguished Engineer & General Manager, Azure Cloud Hardware Infrastructure, Microsoft Corporation


Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:20am - 9:40am
Grand Ballroom

9:40am

New OCP Project Announcements
Speakers
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, Open Compute Project
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation.  He has 35 years of experience in a variety of architecture, engineering, and product management roles and has led server and workstation design and validation teams, provided consulting services to data center operators around... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:40am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom

9:45am

Open Source Software on Open Hardware - Linux Foundation & OCP
Virtualization, SDN/NFV and Disaggregation have resulted in a plethora of Open Source Networking projects for Cloud, Carrier and Enterprise users. The Linux Foundation hosts 9 of the top 10 Open Source Networking Software projects and are a critical building piece to Open Hardware. See how Open Source software and Open Hardware come together in building a total Open "re-aggregated" Networking Solution.

Speakers
avatar for Rocky Bullock

Rocky Bullock

CEO, OCP
Rocky has more than 40 years of experience in the technology industry with expertise in professional services, systems integration, product design, new product introductions, technology development, sales, operations, manufacturing and logistics. He has held executive and senior manager... Read More →
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

GM Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud architectures including IP, Broadband, Optical, Mobile, Routing... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:45am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Google, Facebook and Big Switch Demo Next Generation Network Operating Systems Based on Open Network Linux
Over a million person-years of software development have gone into legacy, monolithic network operating systems used in data centers.  For decades, the number of viable options remained in the low single digits.  This area is now seeing a renaissance.  Thanks to the Open Compute Project, an open source, modular and layered network operating system architecture is emerging as an alternative. In this talk, teams from Google, Facebook and Big Switch will show how they are collaborating on some layers and innovating in others for their new network operating systems under the auspices of the OCP.  The three-way demo will show Google’s P4 runtime project, Facebook’s Open/R project and Big Switch’s ONL-based concept NOS for do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, all running on a single OCP Open Network Linux-based switch.  This talk will include announcements from several of the parties involved about contributions proposed to OCP’s Networking Track.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Forster

Kyle Forster

Founder, Big Switch
Kyle Forster founded Big Switch Networks in 2010 along with the key members of Stanford’s “Clean Slate” networking research team, the inventors of Software Defined Networking. Observing how these inventions were being embraced by the hyperscale data center community, and noting... Read More →
avatar for Vivek Shah

Vivek Shah

Google Switch Platform, Google
Vivek leads and manages Switch OS Platform Engineering for Google.  Prior to this, he led Software group for Project Soli, at Google’s Advance Technology and Products division. Prior to joining Google, Vivek held several product leadership and software management roles at high... Read More →
avatar for Rob Sherwood

Rob Sherwood

Facebook
Rob works at Facebook on the FBOSS team (https://code.facebook.com/posts/843620439027582/facebook-open-switching-system-fboss-and-wedge-in-the-open/), which produces the software that runs their production data center network. Additionally, Rob leads the network testing and open source efforts.  In previous lives, Rob has worked as the CTO of the startup Big Switch Networks, Senior Research Scientist at Deutche Telekom Labs, and was a Visiting Researcher at Stanford's C... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:10am
Grand Ballroom

10:10am

Architecting for the Future of Hyperscale Datacenters - Presented by Intel
There is a massive shift towards open infrastructure optimized for cost, performance, and efficiency. However, today’s hyperscale datacenters are an evolution of technology developed for individual or clusters of systems. OCP board member and Intel VP, Jason Waxman will discuss the implications of future datacenter technology optimized for hyperscale and OCP contributions.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Waxman

Jason Waxman

Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Solutions Group, Intel
Jason P. Waxman is a corporate vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Datacenter Solutions Group (DSG). DSG’s objective is to develop and deliver innovative solutions that are of high customer value, easy to deploy, and are cost efficient. In collaboration... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:10am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Cloud Network Optics
Speakers
avatar for Andreas “Andy” von Bechtolsheim

Andreas “Andy” von Bechtolsheim

Chief Development Officer, Arista Networks
Andreas von Bechtolsheim is Chairman, Chief Development Officer and a Founder of AristaNetworks, a vendor of cloud networking solutions for large data centers.Previously, Andy was a Co-Founder and Chief System Architect at Sun Microsystems,responsible for next generation server, storage... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

Moving Faster and Innovating as a Community - Presented by Facebook
Speakers
OB

Omar Baldonado

Engineering Director, Facebook
Omar Baldonado is the co-lead of the OCP networking project. At Facebook, he is part of the networking team, responsible for large-scale software systems that model, automate, monitor, and control Facebook’s network. The network domains include Facebook’s data centers; global... Read More →
avatar for Sree Sankar

Sree Sankar

Technical PM, Facebook
Sree Sankar is a senior Technical PM at Facebook, responsible for concept through production of several key Facebook Network initiatives. At Facebook, Sree recently led a new high scale Fabric switch architecture/design all the way to successful deployment running datacenter production... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
Grand Ballroom

11:20am

Community
Speakers
avatar for Archna Haylock

Archna Haylock

Community Director, Open Compute Project


Tuesday March 20, 2018 11:20am - 11:25am
Grand Ballroom

11:25am

Innovative State: Growth Opportunities in an Era of Digital Public/Private Collaboration
From President Obama’s first full day in office to President Trump’s new Office of American Innovation, the United States has directed resources to foster a more open, innovative government. Aneesh Chopra served as the nation’s first chief technology officer and his legacy of private-sector collaboration, including his work with health and workforce data, continues to offer growth opportunities throughout the economy. His 2014 book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government, describes the “impatient convening” role that government should play: opening up data and encouraging its use, convening the private sector in the design and adoption of standards, and fostering an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators to join in solving problems.

In this enlightening presentation, Chopra explores:
  • Future possibilities for data innovation to improve key growth markets, including health care, energy, and education
  • How public data and private-sector analytic techniques can improve matchmaking between employers, job seekers, and training programs
  • Insights on how organizations can apply similar approaches to develop new products and deploy innovative services to meet growing customer demands
 

Speakers
avatar for Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra

President, CareJourney
Aneesh Chopra is the president of CareJourney, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” he co-founded incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets.From 2009-2012, he served as the first U.S. chief technology... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 11:25am - 11:50am
Grand Ballroom

11:50am

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, Open Compute Project
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation.  He has 35 years of experience in a variety of architecture, engineering, and product management roles and has led server and workstation design and validation teams, provided consulting services to data center operators around... Read More →
avatar for Archna Haylock

Archna Haylock

Community Director, Open Compute Project


Tuesday March 20, 2018 11:50am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday March 20, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall 1

12:00pm

Expo Hall Open
Tuesday March 20, 2018 12:00pm - 7:30pm
Hall 1

12:30pm

Addressing Diversity in Data Center Networks - Presented by Marvell
Data Centers are evolving in many directions, and the requirements from the DC networking infrastructure are creating diversification . The Mega Scale Data Centers are desperately looking to increase the throughput of each switch node with reduced power and one-size-fits-all equipment. Enterprise and Private data centers are fine with lower throughput switches and require a more optimized solution for the smaller network scale. In parallel, new emerging Edge Data Centers, are looking for smaller form factors equipment, high capacity, and very high availability. These sometimes conflicting requirements call for a different view of the network infrastructure building blocks and a fresh approach to development of the IC’s that are in the heart of switches, compute and storage nodes. We’ll examine the different types of DC, and present end to end solutions that addresses the diversified Data Center requirements. We’ll look under the hood of the equipment that comprises DC infrastructure and demonstrate how new building blocks enable system vendors and cloud providers to build a more optimized solution for their unique needs and requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Yaniv Kopelman

Yaniv Kopelman

Networking CTO, Marvell


Tuesday March 20, 2018 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Hall 1

12:50pm

QCT’s New Gen Offering for OCP and Olympus - Presented by QCT 
In this session, you will learn about QCT’s new lineup of innovative and improved OCP products — Continuing our support of the open hardware ecosystem, QCT has leveraged the Tioga Pass design to create new compliant offerings, refreshed Its existing infrastructures (i.e. Yosemite and Big Sur) and reworked them to fit the most popular ORv2 building blocks, and combined the most advanced Project Olympus JBOD with the C14 power connector for the highest MTBF standard and performance per drive.

Speakers
AC

Alan Chang

QCT
Alan Chang has been the Product Marketing Manager at QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) for the past 5 years, helping to define QCT’s own brand Server series (QuantaGrid/QuantaPlex) and Rack solutions (Open Rack, OCS Rack). Graduating from the University of California Irvine with a Master’s... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 12:50pm - 1:05pm
Hall 1

1:00pm

OCP Market Impact Assessment
The Open Compute Project (OCP) commissioned IHS Markit to identify the impact the Open Compute Project Foundation community has had and will continue to have on the technology industry and its member organizations. IHS Markit will present its findings, including 2017 impact and a long-term forecast by market and vertical.

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Grossner, Ph.D.

Clifford Grossner, Ph.D.

Senior Research Director & Advisor, IHS Markit
"Dr. Cliff Grossner is a Senior Research Director & Advisor for the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at IHS Markit technology . He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience covering market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
210 EF

1:10pm

The Edge Computing Trend and How That’s Causing Switch Form Factors to Diverge - Presented by Mellanox
The trend from on premise data centers to public cloud has been underway for years, driving the growth of white box servers and switches as they met the Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) requirements of the public cloud.  However, switches that are perfect for the cloud giants are sub-optimal for On Premise clouds and for Micro Data Centers used with Edge Computing.   The features, the speeds, and the physical form factors needed for these three distinct types of data centers differ today and will only diverge more over time.

Ethernet switch form factors are diverging to provide an optimized SWaP for each of these types of data centers:
  • On Premise Cloud (HCI)
  • Public Cloud
  • Edge Computing (Micro Data Centers)


Speakers
DI

David Iles

Mellanox


Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:10pm - 1:25pm
Hall 1

1:25pm

A Programmable Network - Presented by Delta
In these slides, we would be presenting “A Programmable Network”. We would be showing the power of the programmable network, when it is combined with Delta Networks’ programmable white-box platform. We would explain the background, and show actual Delta Switches running Cumulus OS as two data centers, connected through a Delta Switch running OpenFlow. We would then show our platform elements, such as fans, LED and environmental being controlled by REST API.
This would show the relationship between white-box switches, programmable flows and programmable platforms end to end.

Speakers
avatar for Nasser Noei

Nasser Noei

Director of Software and Solutions, Delta
Diverse background in Software Development, Customer support and escalations, Software QA and many years of leadership. I have managed and delivered large number of high quality mission critical products, such as Cisco CRS-1/3, Cisco ASR9K and Nexus


Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:25pm - 1:50pm
210 GH

1:30pm

Project Olympus Top Ten Questions Answered - Presented by Microsoft
Project Olympus has generated a lot of interest by partners, customers, and colleagues. The conversations inevitably lead us down the path to why Microsoft made the choices we did, the architectural features and how these choices are beneficial to the broader OCP community.  In this session, you'll get the in-depth view on Why Microsoft's Project Olympus is what it is and how it can benefit you.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Microsoft Corporation
Standardized, scalable hardware for the Cloud! Open CloudServers!


Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Hall 1

1:50pm

AI Hardware Infrastructure at Facebook - Presented by Facebook
Facebook has been dedicated to advancing the state of artificial intelligence (AI) and its disciplines through open source contributions and collaboration. We believe that collaborating in the open, helps foster innovation for future designs and eventually allow us to build more complex AI systems that will ultimately power our Facebook's services and bring the world closer together. In this talk, we will be giving a brief history of the hardware we are using for machine learning at Facebook and some of the challenges we see ahead of us.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

Technical Program Manager, Facebook
Kevin Lee is a Technical Program Manager at Facebook working on AI hardware design, implementation, and deployment. | | Kevin graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to moving into Technical Program Management, he worked... Read More →
XW

Xiaodong Wang

Performance Engineer, Facebook
I'm working on machine learning hardware (Big Basin), and also compute hardware (TiogaPass).


Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:50pm - 2:05pm
Hall 1

2:00pm

Designing for Cloud Workloads - Presented by Ampere Computing
As cloud computing has emerged as the ascendant computing paradigm, it has driven the proliferation of new classes of workloads, ranging from web search and categorization to content hosting and distribution to machine learning.

These cloud workloads have distinctive requirements that drive the need for a new architecture, one that is designed with the future in mind, and not bound by the burdens of legacy compatibility.
This presentation will discuss the role of CPUs, accelerators and software in meeting the needs of these workloads, as well as other design considerations for the Open Compute Project community.

Speakers
AB

Atiq Bajwa

Chief Architect, Ampere


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:25pm
210 GH

2:00pm

2:10pm

Innovative Next Gen NVMe Features - Presented by Seagate
NVMe technology is enabling new features and solutions that did not exist before. It is innovation at its finest. The industry’s commitment to the continued deployment of NVMe technology is driving the swift development of new highly-desirable specifications. With the objective of continuing to enhance the user’s experience and optimize performance, this Expo Hall Stage presentation from Seagate will focus on several of these new NVMe specifications to look forward to. This includes IO Determinism and Streams which both control traffic to the drive resulting in improved latency and endurance

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Seagate


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:10pm - 2:25pm
Hall 1

2:30pm

Next-Generation Cloud Infrastructure in the Age of AI: Wiwynn OCP, Project Olympus, and 19” Solutions - Presented by Wiwynn
In just one year, the cloud industry has seen the explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) development at astonishing speeds. Key drivers working behind the scenes of the AI era are multifaceted: an expanding line of open hardware technologies found in Open Compute Project (OCP) & Project Olympus, GPU-driven solutions tailored for machine learning / deep learning (ML / DL), and advancements towards a robust composable & disaggregated datacenter. This year, Wiwynn is proud to present leading-edge compute, storage server, and storage solutions for OCP (48V & 12V) & Project Olympus, accelerated GPU solutions for ML / DL, and the latest evolution of Intel Rack Scale Design (RSD) for the future of composable and disaggregated infrastructure. Together, this new fleet of cloud infrastructure technologies will help power the next explosive wave in the age of AI.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan SL Yang

Ethan SL Yang

Deputy Manager, Wiwynn
Self-committed tech enthusiast with key interests: Linux, Cloud Computing, HW/SW Marketing | Specialties: Linux, Software, Tech Presentations | --- | Excited to be in the exploding cloud computing industry!


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Hall 1

2:35pm

New Arrivals: Open Systems Firmware Comes to OCP: Presented by Facebook
Moderators
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, Open Compute Project
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation.  He has 35 years of experience in a variety of architecture, engineering, and product management roles and has led server and workstation design and validation teams, provided consulting services to data center operators around... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bishop

Brad Bishop

Software Engineer, IBM
Brad Bishop is a software engineer at IBM.  He has been a member of IBM's BMC software stack development organization since 2001.  More recently he was a core contributor to the inaugural appearance of OpenBMC on the Barreleye platform and was appointed to the technical steering... Read More →
avatar for Tian Fang

Tian Fang

Facebook
Tian Fang is a software engineer at Facebook. He started Facebook OpenBMC project in 2014, which now supports thousands of Facebook network, compute, and storage hardware. He is also working on Facebook Open Switching System Software (FBOSS) on network switches.
avatar for Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar

Intel Fellow, Intel
Mohan Kumar is Intel Fellow in Intel’s Data Center Group. He has twenty five years of experience in server architecture and has played key roles in many industry initiatives such as ACPI, PCI, PCIe, Redfish… He is also a regular participant and presenter at OCP!  Mohan holds... Read More →
avatar for Ron Minnich

Ron Minnich

SWE, Google
Ron Minnich is the inventor of LinuxBIOS, now known as coreboot. He is a member of the Technical Steering Committee for LinuxBoot, as well as co-leader of the Open Systems Firmware project at the Open Compute Project. | | He has worked in firmware for 40 years and in the open... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Yuen

Nancy Yuen

Software Engineer, Google
Nancy Yuen is a Software Engineer at Google.  She has been writing software for 20 years, mostly kernel and system software for embedded optical switches and new server bringup.  She has worked on several server generations deployed in Google's fleet.  She also has an interest... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
210 EF

2:35pm

Using “Open” Building Blocks to Enable Emerging SSD Form Factors - Presented by Marvell
As NAND technology adoption grows in cloud and enterprise data centers, the use cases are evolving and increasing with differing requirements.  To help address this phenomenon, new form factor SSD solutions are emerging and having “open” common building block chipsets is an ideal strategy.  It optimizes the solutions for each specific use case while reducing time to market and increasing engineering return on investment efforts with block reuse.  In this session, we will cover some of the emerging solutions Marvell is enabling with our “open” building block controller chipsets and their associated value propositions for the OCP community.

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Alvares

Nigel Alvares

VP of SSD & Data Center Storage Solutions, Marvell


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
210 GH

2:50pm

Open Hardware Trends and Use Cases in the Hyperscale Datacenter - Presented by Inspur
We will look at the latest developments and adoption trends for open hardware platforms in the hyperscale datacenter and share use cases on how Inspur helps deploy AI at scale using open hardware for our customers, such as Microsoft, Alibaba and Baidu.

Speakers
avatar for Dolly Wu

Dolly Wu

VP/GM, Inspur Datacenter/Cloud USA Division, Inspur Systems
Dolly Wu is the VP/GM of Inspur Datacenter/Cloud Division, in charge of USA and Canada Markets for Inspur.  Dolly has over 20 years of experience in the high technology industry working with Data Centers, CSPs, Direct End Customers (in Financial Services, Internet/Cloud, Life Sciences... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:50pm - 3:05pm
Hall 1

3:10pm

Ampere eMAG Processor: Optimized for the Cloud - Presented by Ampere Computing
Ampere’s new eMAG™ processor is a new, efficient approach to running cloud data center servers. Built for private and public clouds, Ampere delivers reliable 64-bit Arm® server processors with high memory performance and substantially lower power and total cost of ownership (TCO).

This presentation will discuss the advantages of eMAG processors, addressing the memory, compute and power requirements for emerging hyperscale cloud applications and next-generation data centers.

Speakers
KS

Kumar Sankaran

Vice President of Software and Platform Engineering, Ampere Computing


Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:25pm
Hall 1

3:10pm

NVMe Over Fabrics - High performance SSDs Networked for Composable Infrastructure - Presented by Mellanox
There is a new very high performance open source SSD interfaced called NVMe over Fabrics now available to expand the capabilities of networked storage solutions. It is an extension of the local NVMe SSD interface developed a few years ago driven by the need for a faster interface for SSDs. Similar to the way native disk drive SCSI protocol was networked with Fibre Channel 20 years ago, this technology enables NVMe SSDs to be networked and shared with their native protocol. By utilizes ultra-low latency RDMA technology to achieve data sharing across a network without sacrificing the local performance characteristics of NVMe SSDs, true composable infrastructure is now possible.

Speakers
RD

Rob Davis

Mellanox


Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
210 EF

3:10pm

Satisfying Future Data Center Needs with the Latest Technologies – Power, High Speed, Thermal and Diagnosis - Presented by Wiwynn
The requirements of data center IT gears are driven by applications, operation, service, and infrastructure. These factors are time variant.  However, the demands for higher computation power, network bandwidth, better power efficiency and serviceability have been very consistent throughout the years.  
Wiwynn technologies are focused on developing high power, high speed and thermal technologies to meet the needs of future data centers.  Among these technologies are high voltage DC power, PCIe Gen 4 and rack level/immersion cooling.  In addition, with extensive insight from years of mass production and testing experiences, Wiwynn products have the diagnosis/healing capabilities to bring the IT gears to another horizon of serviceability.  Wiwynn products encompass these technologies.  We will show the broad applications of Wiwynn products to address data center needs.

Speakers
SC

Sunlai Chang

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Wiwynn


Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
210 GH

3:45pm

Beyond Capacity - Presented by Seagate
Storing data is not driven simply by technology but also by deeper and more emotional reasons. When we add the fundamental calling of our engineering efforts along with innovation, we can change the world.   We will examine the role of data in our lives, look at the fundamental questions of how to gain the most effective model for being efficient, and then look at several technologies that enables us to create a better future for those generations that will follow our generation.  The presentation ends by reflecting on what we can do together.

Speakers

Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:45pm - 4:10pm
210 GH

3:45pm

OCP Design for EIA Adoptions - Presented by QCT
This session will feature the benefits of QCT’s open ecosystem. The ecosystem is based on QCT’s alliance with OCP. That, plus EIA’s standards, that can help you quickly upgrade systems, avoid vendor lock-in, and reduce CAPEX. Leveraging open standards, we are providing customers with more design options through a wide range of cloud platforms, security, and building blocks for compute, storage, acceleration and switches.

Speakers
AC

Alan Chang

QCT
Alan Chang has been the Product Marketing Manager at QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) for the past 5 years, helping to define QCT’s own brand Server series (QuantaGrid/QuantaPlex) and Rack solutions (Open Rack, OCS Rack). Graduating from the University of California Irvine with a Master’s... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:45pm - 4:10pm
210 EF

3:50pm

Exabyte-scale Flash Storage with OCP Architecture - Presented by Nimbus Data
Applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and ever richer digital content demand high-performance access to data. Companies however must also face the challenge on managing escalating data center costs in CapEx, power, cooling, and footprint. In this presentation, Nimbus Data will discuss its Scalable SSD technology that enables up to a 5x improvement in data center efficiency leveraging high-capacity high-density flash storage.

Speakers
TI

Thomas Isakovich

CEO & Founder, Nimbus Data


Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:50pm - 4:05pm
Hall 1

4:10pm

HPE Cloudline: Open Infrastructure for the Cloud Age - Presented by HPE
Speakers
avatar for Kara Long

Kara Long

Vice President and General Manager, HPE
Throughout her 20+-year career, Kara Long has worked in several capacities toward one goal – connecting customers with the right opportunities for their growth. Starting with a firmly-held belief that solving customer problems is the singular key to good business, Kara’s outside-in... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:10pm - 4:25pm
Hall 1

4:20pm

OCP Initiatives and Intel Implementations - Presented by Intel
Speakers
avatar for Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar

Intel Fellow, Intel
Mohan Kumar is Intel Fellow in Intel’s Data Center Group. He has twenty five years of experience in server architecture and has played key roles in many industry initiatives such as ACPI, PCI, PCIe, Redfish… He is also a regular participant and presenter at OCP!  Mohan holds... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:20pm - 4:45pm
210 GH

4:20pm

OCP Product Overview - Presented by Inspur
The presentation will introduce multi-function management software - under development for OCP and Inspur’s comprehensive open hardware solutions that include servers, cloud operating systems, and Open Hardware technologies.

Speakers
MT

Matthew Thauberger

General Manager of Sales, Inspur


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:20pm - 4:45pm
210 EF

4:30pm

Open, Efficient & Intelligent: Smart Infrastructure Solutions - Presented by Delta
As the backbone of the digital revolution, Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure is evolving from disparate systems towards more integrated, open, efficient and intelligent solutions. While this advancement is to some extent piecemeal given the limitations of various systems and lack of open community initiatives at all level, we at Delta are committed and working towards integrated, open and efficient Smart ICT infrastructure systems bringing best of the breed technologies to help customers maximize their business values.

In this presentation, Dhiman Chowdhury from Delta will discuss the end to end ICT infrastructure topologies from power distribution to network systems depicting customers the choices of systems and technologies available for their ICT infrastructure transformation. While this presentation includes forward-looking statements from vendor-specific solutions, it is also our firm commitment to drive technology in such direction and will assist ICT infrastructure professionals to make the right decision and maximize business value for the long term.
Contact #: 4084646804

Speakers

Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Hall 1

4:55pm

Adoption of OCP - Presented by Hyve
Moderated by Amir Michaels (Salesforce), and joined by Doug Bone (Hyve Solutions), and industry experts from Nokia, Baidu, and Intel – Join us for a discussion about the evolution of OCP, aspects of OCP that have influenced server design, how OCP has been adopted in telco-grade data centers, and China’s ODCC view of 48V rack technology.

Speakers
DB

Doug Bone

VP Enterprise Products, Hyve
avatar for Mohan Kumar

Mohan Kumar

Intel Fellow, Intel
Mohan Kumar is Intel Fellow in Intel’s Data Center Group. He has twenty five years of experience in server architecture and has played key roles in many industry initiatives such as ACPI, PCI, PCIe, Redfish… He is also a regular participant and presenter at OCP!  Mohan holds... Read More →
AM

Amir Michaels

Salesforce


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:55pm - 5:20pm
210 EF

4:55pm

Building OCP Server Solutions with Project Olympus Building Blocks - Presented by ZT Systems
The Project Olympus building blocks provide an excellent foundation to develop and configure server solutions for specific server workloads (compute, cold storage, performance storage, machine learning). In addition, working with “known good” building blocks significantly improves the time to market of optimized server solutions. If further hardware customization is required, the development of new platforms is streamlined within Project Olympus building blocks.

Speakers
RM

Raymond Miles

VP of Field Engineering, ZT Systems


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:55pm - 5:20pm
210 GH

5:30pm

Democratizing AI - Presented by Intel
Speakers

Tuesday March 20, 2018 5:30pm - 5:55pm
210 EF

5:30pm

The Transformation of Network Infrastructure - Presented by Intel
An unprecedented explosion of new data, driven by connected devices and emerging workloads such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, is reshaping datacenter needs and creating new network demands.  In response, large-scale data centers are rapidly evolving their network infrastructure to achieve the next level of efficiency and scale.  This presentation will identify the factors driving these shifts, and will explore network scale-out, acceleration, and offload strategies that are emerging to address these new challenges.

Speakers

Tuesday March 20, 2018 5:30pm - 5:55pm
210 GH

6:00pm

Networking Happy Hour - Sponsored by Lenovo
Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hall 1
 
Wednesday, March 21
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday March 21, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Lobby

8:00am

Registration Open
Wednesday March 21, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Lobby

8:00am

Expo Hall Open
Wednesday March 21, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hall 1

8:40am

Radisys – ServiceEngine™ Accelerating Commercialization of Open Telecom Solutions - Presented by Radisys
Speakers
avatar for Matt St. Peter

Matt St. Peter

Principal Hardware Engineer, Radisys
Matt brings over 20 years in Telecom experience and wide-breadth of component-level and system-level knowledge spanning multiple environments, technologies, platforms and standards. His specializations include the development of carrier-grade switching, transmission and router equipment... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 8:40am - 8:50am
Hall 1

8:45am

Project Lead Introduction - NW: Case Studies & Roundtable (Joint Session with NW: Lessons & SONiC BoF)
Speakers
OB

Omar Baldonado

Engineering Director, Facebook
Omar Baldonado is the co-lead of the OCP networking project. At Facebook, he is part of the networking team, responsible for large-scale software systems that model, automate, monitor, and control Facebook’s network. The network domains include Facebook’s data centers; global... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
210 A

8:45am

Project Lead Introduction - NW: Lessons & SONiC BoF (Joint Session with NW: Case Studies & Roundtable)
Speakers
avatar for Scott Emery

Scott Emery

Principal Engineer, Cumulus Networks
I'm the OCP Networking Project Co-Lead and an Engineer at Cumulus Networks. I'm interested in pretty much anything related to networking, and especially open networking. Or, the San Jose Sharks.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
210 A

9:00am

PCI Express: Delivering Bandwidth for OCP
Speakers
AY

Al Yanes

President, PCI-SIG


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:25am
210 E

9:00am

Bryce Canyon System Improvements
Bryce Canyon went through several changes to address thermal/mechanical findings, and we have improved the serviceability and robustness with some of these changes. This refresher session will recap what Bryce Canyon is, throw some details on the changes in hardware, and finally hit on the spec update and EE/ME design kit we will be releasing to OCP before the summit.

Speakers
avatar for Yong Jiang

Yong Jiang

Storage Engineer, Facebook
avatar for CK Kho

CK Kho

Mechanical Engineer, Facebook, Inc
avatar for Madhavan Ravi

Madhavan Ravi

Facebook


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:25am
210 C

9:00am

Open Compute Colocation Facility Assessment
Speakers
RB

Robert Bunger

Schneider Electric


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
210 H

9:00am

OpenBMC and HW Management Collaboration
Speakers
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, Open Compute Project
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation.  He has 35 years of experience in a variety of architecture, engineering, and product management roles and has led server and workstation design and validation teams, provided consulting services to data center operators around... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
211 B

9:00am

Project Olympus - Open Sourced Systems Available Today
A year ago, Microsoft announced that it was open sourcing its latest Hyper-Scale system solutions under Project Olympus.  OCP has since accepted 21 designs and specifications from the Project Olympus ecosystem. In this track, you will look more closely into wide breadth of offerings available under Project Olympus, the ecosystem collaboration, and systems under development.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Microsoft Corporation
Standardized, scalable hardware for the Cloud! Open CloudServers!


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
210 F

9:00am

FBOSS Operational Update
This session will cover Facebook's experience since last summit on scaling out Wedge 100, Wedge 100s, and Backpack deployments. We will share learnings we've had around how treating a switch like a server brings many benefits, but it also brings its challenges. Further, we will cover specific use cases with Backpack, which is 12 switches in 1, and how we've handled that as our first chassis switch deployed at scale.

Speakers
PL

Pablo Lucena

Datacenter Network Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Nina Schiff

Nina Schiff

Software Engineer, Facebook
Nina is a software engineer working on Facebook's disaggregated network switches, making sure the packets go where they should. Before that she spent time working on deployment, containers and the occasional site outage.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
210 A

9:00am

Yahoo! JAPAN's Networks and Recent Efforts
During the company's history of more than 20 years, Yahoo! JAPAN's networks have grown along its businesses. In this session, we will talk about the overview of Yahoo! JAPAN's networks, technical & operational challenges, and our recent efforts.

Notable among our recent efforts is our plans to deploy Facebook Backpack with Cumulus in our data center. We will share test results and explain why we will be deploying Backpack.

Speakers
avatar for Kenya Murakoshi

Kenya Murakoshi

Senior Manager, Yahoo Japan Corp.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
210 B

9:00am

9:00am

State of OpenBMC Development
Speakers
avatar for Brad Bishop

Brad Bishop

Software Engineer, IBM
Brad Bishop is a software engineer at IBM.  He has been a member of IBM's BMC software stack development organization since 2001.  More recently he was a core contributor to the inaugural appearance of OpenBMC on the Barreleye platform and was appointed to the technical steering... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
212 A

9:00am

Experiences from OCP Gear Deployments with Telcos
Speakers
avatar for Mika Hatanpää

Mika Hatanpää

ATF Cloud DC HW R&D Lead, Nokia


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
210 G

9:00am

Standardizing Power Supply Modules for Use of AC Equipment in Open Rack (Joint Session with Power)
Speakers
avatar for John Nguyen

John Nguyen

Principal Product Manager, Penguin Computing


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:35am
210 D

9:00am

Standardizing Power Supply Modules for Use of AC Equipment in Open Rack (Joint Session With HPC)
Speakers
avatar for John Nguyen

John Nguyen

Principal Product Manager, Penguin Computing


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:35am
210 D

9:25am

Accelerator Eco-System on Google / Rackspace - Zaius / Barreleye G2 Server
Want to find how Zaius / Barreleye G2 program development has progressed ? Interested in technologies implemented on the server ? Or what we are doing to help you consume it ? Want to see PCIe Gen4 / OpenCAPI at work ? Want to find out how Accelerator (GPU / FPGA) ecosystem is coming around this server ? Then this session is for you.
Zaius / Barreleye G2 / is an OpenCompute , OpenPOWER server based on POWER9, being designed by Google and Rackspace. This session will start with a development update of the project and recap some new technologies implemented on the server. It will then go through some of the specific accelerators form-factors.  

We will move to specific accelerators qualified on this server, and reflect on how they will help speed up your next-generation workloads: NVLink 2.0 : Nvidia's Volta GPU, OpenCAPI adapters:  Alpha Data (General Purpose acceleration), Nallatech, Molex (Storage), Mellanox (Networking).
Special emphasis will be laid on how OCP style hardware development done in the open (with design package up on OCP website) is helping the accelerator eco-system to come together quickly.

Speakers
avatar for Adi Gangidi

Adi Gangidi

Senior Systems Design Engineer, Rackspace
Adi Gangidi is a Senior Systems Design Engineer at Rackspace, leading the Barreleye G2 program, an OpenPOWER / Open Compute initiative. He helps Rackspace build and scale, the high-performance, cost-effective, Barreleye / Zaius Servers , featuring IBM POWER 8/9 processors. | | He... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am
210 E

9:25am

Intel Innovations. Re-Imagining Data Center Storage and Memory
Growth in data stored is putting pressure on budgets and services delivery.  At the same time, service providers are looking for ways to enhance products and services through new data insights.  These trends demand a rethinking of storage and memory architecture.  Learn how Intel's storage and memory innovations such as Intel® Optane™ Technology, Intel® 3D NAND Technology and EDSFF form factors can enable the OCP community to meet these challenges and opportunities.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am
210 C

9:30am

OpenBMC End User Features and Function
Speakers
AG

Andrew Geissler

IBM
Andrew has worked on BMC software for over 17 years. Currently he works with the OpenBMC team within IBM to deliver new features and functions for IBM servers. The teams most recent delivery was for the AC922, a part of the new Summit compute system built for the Department of En... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:30am - 9:55am
212 A

9:30am

Flexible POD Based Designs for OCP and Mixed IT Deployments
Speakers
RS

Richard Symons

Schneider Electric


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
210 H

9:30am

DMTF Standards for OCP Platforms Management
As OCP platforms are widely deployed and adopted, standards based management of these platforms is becoming vital. Over the last decade, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has created open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage.

OCP has a well-established alliance with the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). OCP platform management requirements and use cases have been communicated and incorporated in the DMTF. In this talk, we will provide an overview of external facing and internal facing management interfaces, protocols, and data models developed by DMTF and describe how they are leveraged by OCP.


Speakers
HS

Hemal Shah

Broadcom Limited
Hemal Shah is a Distinguished Engineer and Systems/Software/Standards architect in the Compute and Connectivity (CCX) division at Broadcom Limited. In his role, he is responsible for the product architecture definition of Ethernet controller products, controller integration in SoC... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
211 B

9:30am

Quanta QCT Project Olympus
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) fully supports Microsoft’s Project Olympus and has participated in the creation of derivative designs and specifications to their ecosystem.

QCT has contributed the AMD EPYC server design to OCP. The AMD EPYC server and the DX-88 storage expansion JBOD are two of the most notable projects that QCT will make available under the Project Olympus ecosystem this year. QCT will not only make these two systems available with the Project Olympus PMDU (Power Monitoring Distribution Units), but will also convert these systems to work with standard C13/C14 PDU types for more constrained colocation requirements.

This presentation will provide details about the AMD EPYC server and the DX-88 storage expansion JBOD.

Speakers
avatar for Alvin Ni

Alvin Ni

Associate Vice President of Research and Development, Quanta Cloud Technology
Alvin Ni, Associate Vice President of Research and Development, Quanta Cloud Technology.Alvin has over 25 years of experience as an engineer, with deep knowledge of the design and architecture of enterprise products and platforms. Along with the technical skill sets related to multiple... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
210 F

9:30am

Scalable Designs for Data Center Network: Fabric Aggregator
This session will focus on how Facebook addresses network capacity demand in data centers , with well-known building blocks that allow for a flexible and scalable solution and thus avoiding the need to build very large chassis . Team will share: a) Overview of design and architecture. b) Building blocks & backplane options and also go over the serviceability  considerations of both Optical and cable backplanes.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
210 B

9:30am

9:30am

Hardware Monitoring and Management System for Telco Data Center
Speakers
avatar for Jungsoo Kim

Jungsoo Kim

Manager, SK Telecom


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
210 G

9:30am

Walk the Talk : OCP WiFi at 2018 U.S. Summit
This talk takes a behind-the-scenes look at OCP Certified WiFi deployed at US Summit 2018, including :
  • OCP certified Access Point (AP) Hardware/Software details
  • Open Network Installation Environment (ONIE) on WiFi AP platforms
  • Open AP Adoption in WiFi Eco System
  • The Case for Hardware/Software Disaggregation in WiFi
  • Mojo Networks’ efforts to open up the WiFi industry

Speakers
RG

Rajat Ghai

OCP Networking Project - CBW Subgroup Lead
avatar for Sudhan Kayarkar

Sudhan Kayarkar

Principal Engineer, Mojo Networks


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
210 A

9:35am

True Three Phase 380-480 Vac to 48 Vdc Power Shelf
Speakers
avatar for Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Senior Applications Engineer, GE


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:35am - 10:00am
210 D

9:50am

Expanding Servers Lifecycle
Speakers
JV

Jean-Marie Verdun

Horizon Computing


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:50am - 10:15am
210 E

9:50am

Storing and Protecting Data at Cloud Scale Using Project Olympus Hardware
Speakers
avatar for Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

Storage Technologist, Microsoft


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:50am - 10:20am
210 C

9:55am

Facebook OpenBMC Updates
This session is to provide update on Facebook OpenBMC distribution since last OCP summit. We plan to share information on OpenBMC deployment in our datacenter to monitor compute/storage/network equipment. We will also provide the details on enhancements to support new platforms, new feature additions, and platform abstraction.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:55am - 10:20am
212 A

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

Redfish API and Interoperability Profiles
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
211 B

10:00am

Project Olympus Expansion Chassis
·  FX-16 EDSFF Flash Expansion
·  HGX-1 Hyperscale GPU Accelerator

Speakers
avatar for Mark A. Shaw

Mark A. Shaw

Microsoft


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
210 F

10:00am

ONIE and Securing the Install Process
Network security and validating the software running on data center systems has never been more important.

The central components for launching trusted operating system environments are the family of technologies described by the Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Secure Boot and the Trusted Computer Group (TCG) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specifications.

This talk discusses the progress of the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) project to address the challenges of deploying secure technologies on network switches.

The goal is to combine the industry standard security components of UEFI and TCG with the easy to use image discovery features of ONIE.

The benefits are:
- Maintains the established image discovery methods of ONIE
- Build on industry standard specifications and technologies
- Support measured boot using the TPM
- Support for x86_64 and AARCH64 UEFI firmwares


Speakers
avatar for Curt Brune

Curt Brune

Principal Engineer, Cumulus Networks, Inc.
Curt Brune is a Principal Engineer at Cumulus Networks, where he gets his hands dirty in the low level bits of embedded networking equipment. When not busy breaking things, Curt enjoys fiddling with free software, hiking and drinking a good beer.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
210 B

10:00am

Updating the Open Compute Voltage Step Response Requirement
Speakers
avatar for John Nguyen

John Nguyen

Principal Product Manager, Penguin Computing


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
210 D

10:00am

OCP-CG and Edge Computing
Speakers
JS

Jeff Sharpe

Director, Product Strategy & Business Development, ADLINK Technology, Inc.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
210 G

10:00am

Security Team Work Session
Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kelly

Bryan Kelly

Principle Firmware Eng Manager, United States
Bryan Kelly is a Principle Firmware Engineering Manager for Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Server Infrastructure team. Bryan supports Microsoft’s cloud services by designing and developing firmware that enables hardware solutions in Microsoft’s next generation cloud platforms. During... Read More →
avatar for Nate Klein

Nate Klein

Google
Nate Klein is a hardware engineer on the Platforms Infrastructure team that designs and deploys all of the hardware that powers Google's internal and cloud services.  In 6 years at Google his work includes NIC drivers and firmware, server and PCIe card design, and hardware security... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
212 B

10:15am

Open Networking Roundtable
Speakers
OB

Omar Baldonado

Engineering Director, Facebook
Omar Baldonado is the co-lead of the OCP networking project. At Facebook, he is part of the networking team, responsible for large-scale software systems that model, automate, monitor, and control Facebook’s network. The network domains include Facebook’s data centers; global... Read More →
avatar for Scott Emery

Scott Emery

Principal Engineer, Cumulus Networks
I'm the OCP Networking Project Co-Lead and an Engineer at Cumulus Networks. I'm interested in pretty much anything related to networking, and especially open networking. Or, the San Jose Sharks.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:15am - 10:25am
210 A

10:15am

Telco NFV Optimized Nokia AirFrame Server
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:15am - 10:40am
210 E

10:20am

OpenBMC on Project Olympus
Speakers
AL

Ali Larijani

Microsoft


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:20am - 10:45am
212 A

10:20am

Health Chain Management - Sub-Group Update
In the datacenter environment, millions of drives are running and failing at any given moment. How we can automate the storage device management is a huge challenge for storage engineers. Apple and Seagate initiated the Health Chain Management subgroup under the Storage track back to 2017. We'd like to give the community an update on the latest development status.

Speakers
avatar for Jun Liu

Jun Liu

Principal Cloud Architect, Seagate
Jun Liu is a principle Cloud architect working on the Seagate Technology Strategy and Product Planning team. She had spent over 12 years in software development. During the last 8 years, Jun has been focusing on the Cloud computing environment, including hyperscale storage device... Read More →
NN

Naman Nair

Apple
Naman Nair works for Apple as a hardware engineer with Apple Internet Services Organization.  Naman has fifteen years’ experience in storage with an emphasis on developing RAS solutions for storage sub-systems with HDDs, at Sun Microsystems, Broadcom Limited and Apple.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:20am - 10:45am
210 C

10:25am

Surveying the Open Networking Communities Landscape
Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

GM Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud architectures including IP, Broadband, Optical, Mobile, Routing... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:25am - 10:35am
210 A

10:30am

SONiC: Programmability, Extensibility and Beyond
SONiC is a containerized, open sourced switch OS created for cloud-scale networking. Eco-system has been growing rapidly, as well as new capabilities, and new scenarios that SONiC can support. We are going to present the latest developments since last Summit, and a brand new way of networking.

Speakers
avatar for David Maltz

David Maltz

Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:30am - 10:50am
210 B

10:30am

Micro Modular Datacenters
Micro Modular Datacenters in the context of building the basic infrastructure for the digital society.
The datacenter is going to play an important role for the quality of the infrastructure that is going to support the functions in the digital, modern society. If it´s IoT, self-driving vehicles, AI-bots or smart factories, they all going to need compute power to work!

5G is entering the stage this year and this new standard need support from a distributed cloud or Edge computing to work properly.  That requires a datacenter close to the end user. To bring quality to this stage, we need, as open source innovators, to develop products and services with a holistic approach. The challenges we are facing is,
-Cost and energy efficiency - (will be solved within the OCP community)
-Maintainability - the large number of Micro MDC´s will drive the need for smart solutions that are easy to maintain.
-Sustainability - this is going to be most important issue to solve. The increasing energy consumption of the Datacenters will force us to reuse the wasted energy for new purposes.
-The integration of the DC´s in society – The Datacenters will become as common as the distributed power grid. Accessible data power will be on the same level as electricity power as a basic resource for the future society (in near time!)

All these challenges are soon to be solved, the way to succeed is spelled, Open innovation on all levels!            
I will in my presentation share the reasons way we entered the open innovation society to develop our future product and services.

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Söderhäll

Roberto Söderhäll

Chief Business Development Officer, Swedish Modules
Senior Datacenter Professional with over 20 years of experience from the Datacenter industry. Strategic specialist for Global Enterprise companies, such as Ericsson, H&M, Google and Amazon. He is also a Business Continuity professional with a holistic approach to the role of the datacenter... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
210 H

10:30am

10:30am

Redfish OCP Profile for Server Platforms
The Distributed Management Task Force has created a Redfish profile format and process for: 1) an organization to specify the prescriptive requirements regarding the elements of a Redfish model which need to be present in an implementation (i.e. profile) and 2) an implementer to test for conformance to a profile.  This presentation will describe how the Redfish profile mechanism could be used within OCP's projects, with focus on the Server Project.

Speakers
avatar for John Leung

John Leung

Principle Engineer, Intel Corporation
John Leung is a Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation in the Data Center Group.  John has been in the computer industry for over 35 years: architecting, designing and coding.  At Intel, John is currently focused on the manageability interfaces for Intel® Rack Scale Design and... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
211 B

10:30am

Denali: The Next-Generation High-Density Storage Interface
Speakers
avatar for Arie van der Hoeven

Arie van der Hoeven

Prinicpal Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm the lead for project Denali which is bringing Open Channel SSD concepts to reality for the cloud. My background prior has been in storage, system firmware, security, Windows Kernel and silicon architecture.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
210 F

10:30am

10:30am

Industry Collaboration for Open Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) APIs
In November of 2017, MEF announced MEF 3.0, a transformation global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 blends sophisticated, standardized services with an emerging suite of LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) APIs to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

Of particular interest to OCP attendees of the telco stream will be the extensive collaboration, led by MEF, ONAP, major operators and OSS vendors for the development of MEF 3.0 LSO Open APIs. These APIs were featured in the PoC showcase at the recent MEF17 event by major operators,  whereby connectivity services were instantiated across multiple ONAP domains using MEF Open APIs supported by both the operators and OSS vendors.

This session will explore the many areas and forms of collaboration occurring between MEF and open source projects, including reference implementation, proof-of-concept demonstrations and information model development. Such activities are essential for the industry to achieve the goal delivering on-demand, automated, application aware networks services across a global footprint.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Pitt

Dan Pitt

Senior Vice President, MEF
Dan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
210 G

10:35am

Open Networking 2.0 - Disaggregated Software
Speakers
avatar for Clifford Wichmann

Clifford Wichmann

Distinguished Engineer, Dell EMC
Cliff Wichmann is a Distinguished Engineer/Architect in Dell Networking. Qualification for achieving Distinguished Engineer at Dell is working across Line of Businesses with broad technical reach and impact for which Cliff is recognized. Cliff was lead architect for Dell’s next... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:35am - 10:45am
210 A

10:40am

HW Solution for Distributed Edge Data Centers
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:40am - 11:05am
210 E

10:45am

10:45am

Intel’s Journey with OpenBMC
Speakers
avatar for James Mihm

James Mihm

BMC FW Team Lead, Intel Corp
James works in the Data Center Group on the architecture and design of | Baseboard Management Controller Firmware with a focus on BMC Security.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:45am - 11:10am
212 A

10:45am

SK Telecom: Shareable DAS Pool with All NVMe Array
Speakers
EH

Eric H. Chang

SK Telecom


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:45am - 11:10am
210 C

10:50am

BoF: Alibaba Fast Data Center Network Evolution with Open SONiC and Programmable HW Chip
Speakers
DC

Dennis Cai

Alibaba
Dennis Cai, chief architect of Alibaba network infrastructure, responsible for the architecture and the future evolution of the Alibaba production network, including data center, metro, backbone, and edge network. Before joining Alibaba, Dennis was a distinguished engineer at Cisco... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:50am - 11:00am
210 B

10:55am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

OCP Data Center Sustainability Standard Initiative
Speakers
avatar for Aryn Bergman

Aryn Bergman

Director of Engineering, Northshore
Focused on optimizing data center energy use and capacity. What's your interests, goals, and skill sets?



Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
210 H

11:00am

OCP Server Platform for Deep Learning
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
211 A

11:00am

BMC Mezzanine Card + Development Board
Speakers
avatar for Jared Mednick

Jared Mednick

Hardware Engineer, Salesforce
avatar for Eric Shobe

Eric Shobe

Hardware Engineer, Salesforce


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
211 B

11:00am

11:00am

Advancing Open Architectures to Build Your Server Room
Speakers
JS

Jeff Sharpe

Director, Product Strategy & Business Development, ADLINK Technology, Inc.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
210 G

11:05am

Indicator Specification Proposal
Facebook data center gear is deployed across the world and is design by multiple teams within Facebook. This indicator specification ensures consistency across all range of data center gear. The goal of this spec is for all service teams to understand the meaning of every indicator without consulting the user manual. In this session we will review the indicator specification and ask for feedback.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:05am - 11:30am
210 E

11:10am

BoF: SONIC Softswitch
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:10am - 11:20am
210 B

11:10am

Facebook OCP 2S Server Tioga Pass Refresh
Tioga Pass is the next Gen 2 socket server we introduced last year's OCP summit.In this session we will revisit the key features/improvement from our last gen. 2S server.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:10am - 11:30am
210 F

11:10am

Google's Work on OpenBMC
Speakers
avatar for Nancy Yuen

Nancy Yuen

Software Engineer, Google
Nancy Yuen is a Software Engineer at Google.  She has been writing software for 20 years, mostly kernel and system software for embedded optical switches and new server bringup.  She has worked on several server generations deployed in Google's fleet.  She also has an interest... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:10am - 11:35am
212 A

11:10am

Datacenter Initiatives and Programs for Storage
Speakers
avatar for Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson

Principal Engineer, Vice Chair SNIA TC, Toshiba
Vice Chair SNIA Technical Council Co-chair Object Drive TWG Co-chair Cloud Storage TWGPrincipal Engineer, Industry Standards at Toshiba, has more than 35 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than 18 years experience with Java technology. Mark was one... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:10am - 11:35am
210 C

11:20am

11:30am

Facebook Flexible GPU Expander Big Basin Refresh
Big Basin Volta is a refresh to the Big Basin GPU expander design announced in last year's OCP summit. In this talk, we will refresh the GPU expander design and talk about the upgrades besides the latest generation Nvidia GPUs, and we will also show some performance data improvement based on some key Facebook services.

Speakers
XW

Xiaodong Wang

Performance Engineer, Facebook
I'm working on machine learning hardware (Big Basin), and also compute hardware (TiogaPass).


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:30am - 11:40am
210 F

11:30am

Using SmartNICs to Improve Multihost Server Latency
Speakers
avatar for Nic Viljoen

Nic Viljoen

Software Engineering, Netronome
Nic works on upstream solutions using SmartNICs, focusing on the interaction between SmartNICs and the Linux kernel using the upstream BPF JIT for the Netronome NFP processor.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:30am - 11:55am
210 E

11:30am

New Topics for Data Center Facility Project
Speakers
RB

Robert Bunger

Schneider Electric
avatar for Brevan Reyher

Brevan Reyher

Rackspace


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
210 H

11:30am

Efficiency Improvement by Two-Stage 48V Solution
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
210 D

11:30am

Building the Foundation: How to Deploy CORD Architectures with OCP-Based Hardware
Communications Services Providers (CSPs) are focused on transforming their Central Offices into virtualized telco data centers. The open Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) project is an open service delivery platform that combines SDN, NFV and the cloud to deliver cloud agility and economies of scale found in the data center.

OCP-based hardware, based on the CG-OpenRack-19 specification, meets the stringent requirements of CSPs for scalable and carrier-grade system that integrates high-performance, storage and networking in a single rack.

As a premier systems integrator for CORD, Radisys has delivered turnkey CORD solutions that leverage open hardware. In this session, attendees will:
  • Learn about available hardware options for CORD
  • Gain insight into the growing traction of OCP-based hardware as the foundation for CORD reference architectures today
  • Understand the role of systems integrators

Speakers
avatar for Matt St. Peter

Matt St. Peter

Principal Hardware Engineer, Radisys
Matt brings over 20 years in Telecom experience and wide-breadth of component-level and system-level knowledge spanning multiple environments, technologies, platforms and standards. His specializations include the development of carrier-grade switching, transmission and router equipment... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
210 G

11:35am

OpenBMC Hardware Platform Development Guideline
Speakers
RF

Robert Feng

Portwell


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm
212 A

11:35am

CINABRO: A Software Driven, Open Flash Array Architecture for Scalable Cloud Storage Services
CINABRO is a disaggregated flash array storage systems based on COTS server components. The architecture potentially removes redundancies across SSD units and leverage much more powerful and cost-effective server CPU/memory. Its flash controllers carry out only the core features that are absolutely required to be performed in hardware. All the remaining features, which include FTLs/flash array  managers/optimizers, execute as software on the COTS server based platform. Thus, the aforementioned first problem can be addressed by continuously adapting the host array software to diverse cloud storage requirements. Second problem can be addressed by rapidly integrating the noncomplex yet robust CINABRO flash controllers with the latest NANDs, including 3D TLC and QLC devices. In the presentation, we will cover CINABRO architecture, its open source software and open hardware characteristics, development status and plans. Our prototype is built of OpenSSD, Open-Channel CSSD interface, SPDK (Storage Performance Development Kit) , NVMe-oF, Docker and Kubernetes.

Speakers
avatar for Sungjoon Ahn

Sungjoon Ahn

VP of Engineering, Circuit Blvd., Inc.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm
210 C

11:40am

Yosemite V2: Modular 1S Platform
Yosemite V2 is the next generation modular and SOC agnostic 1S platform introduced during last year's OCP summit.At Facebook, we are committed to further design solid building blocks for the platform to enable diverse system topologies.In this session, we will provide an update on the overall status of the platform and a sneak peek on additional next generation Yosemite V2 compliant cards to gain wider adoption from the OCP community.We will also take some time to discuss an enhanced methodology for card type detection which allows us to scale the platform, review the hot service feature in detail and introduce an updated input power delivery design.

Speakers
AC

Anthony Chan

Electrical Engineer, Facebook
DC

Damien Chong

Hardware Engineer, Facebook


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:40am - 11:50am
210 F

11:50am

Technical Review of Twin Lakes Intel Architecture Server for Yosemite V2
Speakers
avatar for John Bryan

John Bryan

Platform Architect, Intel
DC

Damien Chong

Hardware Engineer, Facebook


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:50am - 12:00pm
210 F

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hall 1

12:10pm

Film: Data Driven. Advancing a Sustainable Future. - Presented by 3M
Screening of a short documentary about the crossroads and opportunity the industry faces today:
Data Driven. Advancing a Sustainable Future.
 
The data center industry is working to balance the increasing demand for consumer and business data with sustainable energy, water and land use. Michael Garceau, 3M Data Center Business, will introduce a new film featuring industry leaders discussing the scope of the challenge and the opportunities to achieve transformational change in data center cooling efficiency, PUE and power density.
 

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:10pm - 12:25pm
Hall 1

12:30pm

Next Generation OLT - Presented by Cambridge Industries USA
Speakers
AT

Ali Taslimi

Cambridge Industries USA


Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Hall 1

12:50pm

Flash Forward with NVRAM/SSD Hybrid Solutions - Presented by Lite-On Storage
Many storage advocates have dreamt about small form factors that consist of both NVRAM and SSD on one module. While the product has yet to become available, LITE-ON Storage has made this dream into a reality. LITE-ON introduces a NVRAM/SSD Hybrid solution. The drive will be half NVRAM and half SSD in a small but mighty M.2 form factor. This type of drive is flexible and space saving. It can be used for boot/caching while preserving precious memory DIMM connector and PCIe lanes.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:50pm - 1:05pm
Hall 1

1:00pm

SAI Update and Looking Forward
SAI (Switch Abstraction Interface) is a widely adopted standard to achieve truly ASIC agnostic networking. We are going to present SAI community developments since last Summit and vision in the coming year.

Speakers
XL

Xin Liu

Microsoft
GL

Guohan Lu

Principle Software Engineer Manager, Microsoft


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:20pm
210 B

1:00pm

Best Practice of Alibaba Datacenter-Immersion Cooling Escorts Cloud Computing
Speakers
FW

Fangzhi Wen

Alibaba Infrastructure Service Server R&D Director, Alibaba


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
210 H

1:00pm

Networking Interoperability Testing Convergence
Speakers
RP

Ray Paik

Operations Manager, Linux Foundation
Ray Paik works at the Linux Foundation and has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OPNFV community since its launch in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
210 F

1:00pm

Standards Based Multi-Host NIC Management
This session is a joint session from Facebook, Mellanox, and Broadcom Limited.With Multi-Host systems like Yosemite becoming key building block for scale-out datacenters, we are seeing major NIC vendors support Multi-Host(MH) NICs that can be plugged in directly into these systems. Since multiple hosts depend on these MH-NICs to provide network connectivity, manageability of these NICs becomes crucial. In this session, we will look at how the standards play major role in allowing plug-n-play for these MH-NICs. We plan to deep dive in to the standards that allow BMC to configure NIC, monitor NIC, and update f/w using DMTF standards like NC-SI, MCTP, PLDM.

Speakers
SD

Sai Dasari

Facebook
YI

Yuval Itkin

Mellanox Technologies
Servers management and OCP server hardware.
HS

Hemal Shah

Broadcom Limited
Hemal Shah is a Distinguished Engineer and Systems/Software/Standards architect in the Compute and Connectivity (CCX) division at Broadcom Limited. In his role, he is responsible for the product architecture definition of Ethernet controller products, controller integration in SoC... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
211 B

1:00pm

OCP Network Stack: Common Components for Three Very Different Use-Cases
Speakers
avatar for Rob Sherwood

Rob Sherwood

Facebook
Rob works at Facebook on the FBOSS team (https://code.facebook.com/posts/843620439027582/facebook-open-switching-system-fboss-and-wedge-in-the-open/), which produces the software that runs their production data center network. Additionally, Rob leads the network testing and open source efforts.  In previous lives, Rob has worked as the CTO of the startup Big Switch Networks, Senior Research Scientist at Deutche Telekom Labs, and was a Visiting Researcher at Stanford's C... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
210 A

1:00pm

Open Optical Packet Transponder Leveraging OCP Networking Technology
Speakers
ML

Michael Long

Network Development, NTT America


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
212 A

1:00pm

Tri-mode (SAS / SATA / NVMe) Storage Solution on Rackspace OCP Barreleye G2 Server
Wondering what a Universal backplane means ? Want to be prepared the SAS / SATA to NVMe transition ? Want to build a system that supports SAS / SATA / NVMe drives in the same slot ? Or just want to to how we have built it ? Curious if you can build NVMe RAID yet ? Want to more about U.3 ? Wondering if time for PCIe Gen4 backplane yet ? 
Come attend this session to understand why we think we’ve built a perfect vehicle for storage market transition. 
This session will start with couple of demos around tri-mode storage in Barreleye G2 server. Then it take you through the engineering specifics around implementation. Rest of the session is around how this implementation is modular enough to be integrated into any OCP server / JBOD. We will discuss about this serving as OCP tri-mode implementation reference. We will also talk about what us as an industry need to do in-order to make tri-mode implementations easy and scale to next generation (PCIe Gen4 / SAS 4.0).

Speakers
avatar for Adi Gangidi

Adi Gangidi

Senior Systems Design Engineer, Rackspace
Adi Gangidi is a Senior Systems Design Engineer at Rackspace, leading the Barreleye G2 program, an OpenPOWER / Open Compute initiative. He helps Rackspace build and scale, the high-performance, cost-effective, Barreleye / Zaius Servers , featuring IBM POWER 8/9 processors. | | He... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
210 C

1:00pm

Recommended Profiles for Next Generation of OCP Racks (Joint Session with Rack & Power)
Speakers
avatar for Alex Lin

Alex Lin

Sr. Technical Product Manager, Penguin Computing


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
210 D

1:00pm

Recommended Profiles for Next Generation of OCP Racks (Joint Session with HPC)
Speakers
avatar for Alex Lin

Alex Lin

Sr. Technical Product Manager, Penguin Computing


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
210 D

1:00pm

OCP NIC 3.0 Collaboration- An Open Hardware Development Story (Joint session with Telco)
The OCP NIC subgroup has been working on this initiative since last summit. The goal is to explore and enable next generation open form factor, targeting NIC applications. The subgroup made great progress with strong involvement from system suppliers, NIC suppliers, connector suppliers, and end users. In this session we will update the latest status and outlook around this effort to broader community. We hope more community members are able to see benefit, give feedback, and join this effort in the future.

Speakers
JH

Joshua Held

Mechanical Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Yueming Li

Yueming Li

Thermal Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Jia Ning

Jia Ning

Facebook


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
210 E

1:00pm

OCP NIC 3.0 Collaboration- An Open Hardware Development Story (Joint session with Server)
The OCP NIC subgroup has been working on this initiative since last summit. The goal is to explore and enable next generation open form factor, targeting NIC applications. The subgroup made great progress with strong involvement from system suppliers, NIC suppliers, connector suppliers, and end users. In this session we will update the latest status and outlook around this effort to broader community. We hope more community members are able to see benefit, give feedback, and join this effort in the future.

Speakers
JH

Joshua Held

Mechanical Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Yueming Li

Yueming Li

Thermal Engineer, Facebook
avatar for Jia Ning

Jia Ning

Facebook


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
210 E

1:00pm

Project Cerberus
Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kelly

Bryan Kelly

Principle Firmware Eng Manager, United States
Bryan Kelly is a Principle Firmware Engineering Manager for Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Server Infrastructure team. Bryan supports Microsoft’s cloud services by designing and developing firmware that enables hardware solutions in Microsoft’s next generation cloud platforms. During... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
212 B

1:10pm

Ridesharing Your Cloud Data Center - Realize Better Resource Utilization with NVMe-oF - Presented by Toshiba
Ridesharing in your cloud data center allows you to access and fully utilize stranded storage, IOPS and CPU resources through a disaggregated NVMe-oF infrastructure. It’s time to break free from the shackles of DAS in your cloud. Learn how Toshiba and NVMe-oF enables shared accelerated storage to deliver efficient resource allocation to containerized applications and orchestrated cloud environments. Your cloud will become more agile, scalable and higher performing, while enabling you to minimize server SKU proliferation and overspending to accommodate for peak and unexpected workloads.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:10pm - 1:25pm
Hall 1

1:20pm

1:30pm

Managing Optics Using Open Standard Software
Speakers
avatar for Don Bollinger

Don Bollinger

OOM Architect, Finisar
Ask me about managing, monitoring and controlling the optical transceivers in your switches. I am the author the OOM Python API, which provides easy keyword access to the contents of transceiver EEPROM data. I am also the author of the optoe driver, providing read and write access... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:30pm - 1:40pm
212 A

1:30pm

Accelerate IT Deployments with Rack-Ready Pod Based Designs - Presented by Schneider Electric
Fully integrated racks have changed how IT is deployed into data centers; traditional infrastructure was optimized for server-by-server installation & is time consuming and expensive. Customers are looking for a more streamlined and efficient way to deploy IT. Learn how new pod based approaches can reduce capex by 15% and improve IT deployment speed by 20%.

Speakers
AC

Aaron Cotter

Schneider Electric
RS

Richard Symons

Schneider Electric


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Hall 1

1:30pm

Hybrid SMR Disks
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:30pm - 1:55pm
210 C

1:30pm

Two Phase Rack Level Cooling Solution
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
210 H

1:30pm

Interop Challenge: Wedge100 vs the World
Speakers
DW

David Woolf

University of New Hampshire


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
210 F

1:30pm

Power Capping and Scheduling on Racks with Flexible Power Supply
Speakers
JS

Justin Song

Chief Power Architect, Alibaba
Jun (Justin) Song is chief power architect of Alibaba Group responsible for server and data center power optimization and management. | | Before joining Alibaba Justin worked as a silicon, chip and platform architect with Intel for 14 years. | | Justin made technical presentations... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
211 B

1:30pm

1:40pm

100G CWDM4-OCP Update
Following on from the 100G-CWDM4-OCP optics announcement at last years' summit, 100G-CWDM4 is seeing tremendous growth in the industry and market analysts are reporting large scale adoption in data center applications. CWDM4-OCP was accepted early 2017 as an OCP project. In this session we will report on the latest OCP update, including activities regarding interoperability testing that is being done in collaboration with UNH to ensure hardware interoperabilty and smooth deployment across multiple vendors.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:40pm - 1:50pm
212 A

1:40pm

1:45pm

1:50pm

1:50pm

Switchgear Innovations Using Programmable Hardware
Speakers
avatar for Albert Fishman

Albert Fishman

Switching Software and Solutions Product Marketing Manager, Cavium
Albert (Alik) Fishman is the Switching Software and Solutions Product Marketing Manager at Cavium. | A problem solver and innovative solutions promoter at heart, Albert has over 15 years of extensive experience in the semiconductor industry with deep expertise in systems architecture... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:50pm - 2:00pm
210 B

1:50pm

Disruption at the Edge: An update on the Central Office CORD on OCP - Presented by Flex
Speakers
DJ

Dharmesh Jani

VP Market Solutions Cloud and Communication Segment, Flex


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:50pm - 2:05pm
Hall 1

1:50pm

Universal CPE - Specs and Software
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:50pm - 2:10pm
210 G

1:55pm

Linux Kernel Support for Hybrid SMR Devices
Speakers
avatar for Damien Le Moal

Damien Le Moal

Director, Western Digital
Damien Le Moal manages the System Software Group within Western Digital Research. Damien is a regular contributor to Linux kernel block I/O stack and file system support for the ZBC and ZAC standards (zoned block devices) and is a maintainer of the kernel dm-zoned device mapper and... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:55pm - 2:15pm
210 C

2:00pm

InBand Network Telemetry - A Powerful Analytics Framework for Your Data Center
Speakers
avatar for Roberto Mari

Roberto Mari

Director Product Management, Barefoot Networks
Roberto spent 16 years in the IT industry, covering Data Center Routing, Switching and WAN optimization technologies. | | He was one of the early leaders in the Product Team that built and launched the VMware NSX Network and Security virtualization platform to market. Before that... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:10pm
210 A

2:00pm

Failure Prediction Mechanism for Pluggable Optical Interconnect at Facebook Data Centers
The importance of predicating failure of optical transceiver becomes more and more critical due to the high cost of lost traffic in the networking infrastructure. After Facebook’s massive deployment of 100G CWDM4, we are reporting one mechanism that will allow us to predict the optical transceiver failure. This is based on the investigation of the relationship among the bias current of the laser diode, transmitter power degradation and environmental changes. This mechanism will eventually be embedded into the firmware of the transceiver to provide us a guide to pull the problematic transceiver out of the networking before it actually fails.

Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:10pm
212 A

2:00pm

Switch ASIC Programmability with SAI
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:10pm
210 B

2:00pm

An Innovative Immersion Cooling Approach for Shrinking OCP Data Center Size, Complexity, and Costs
Liquid cooling systems for data center servers are attracting increased interest, due to the improved energy efficiency and significant capital savings they offer.  This presentation will introduce participants to an innovative liquid immersion cooling solution for data centers developed by LiquidCool Solutions in partnership with Engineered Fluids.
For many people, the term “liquid immersion cooling” conjures up images of large tanks with servers bathed in mineral oil or boiling two-phase fluid.  LiquidCool Solutions has taken an entirely different approach that achieves all the benefits of other liquid immersion technologies without many of the operational challenges these approaches impose.  While all liquid cooling technologies deliver improved cooling energy efficiency compared to air-cooling, LiquidCool systems provide additional benefits that other liquid cooling technologies can’t match.  These enhanced benefits include:
  • Compatibility with standard server racks 
  • Reduced weight compared to other liquid immersion cooling approaches
  • Modular sealed rack systems that enable servers to be added or removed without exposing cooling fluid
  • The ability to recover nearly 100% of server waste heat for effective reuse
  • The ability to cool without chillers or evaporative cooling in almost any climate on earth
The key to achieving these benefits is LiquidCool Solutions’ patented Directed-Flow total immersion cooling technology combined with the use of Engineered Fluids’ ElectroCool Biodegradable Dielectric Coolant.   Participants will learn how directed-flow immersion cooling works and how it enables LiquidCool systems to deliver its unique combination of excellent cooling performance, high energy efficiency, and adaptability.    
Finally, the presentation will include an overview of current LiquidCool pilot data center installations and provide a vision of how data centers can leverage LiquidCool Solutions and Engineered Fluids’ technology to shrink data center size, simplify cooling infrastructure, and dramatically reduce capital expense and operating costs.

Speakers
avatar for Darwin Kauffman

Darwin Kauffman

CEO, LiquidCool Solutions
Darwin joined LiquidCool Solutions from Seagate Technology where he led product and strategy roles for enterprise SSDs, HDDs and storage solutions products. He’s also held senior leadership roles in previous companies and transformed a declining business unit into a $1B+ enterprise... Read More →
avatar for Gary Testa

Gary Testa

President & CEO, Engineered Fluids, Inc.
Gary Testa is the President & CEO, of Engineered Fluids, LLC. the developer and manufacturer of ElectroCool®, AmpCool®, and VoltCool® biodegradable dielectric heat transfer fluids.  ElectroCool is a fully synthetic dielectric coolant which enables single phase, full immersion... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
210 H

2:00pm

Data Analysis of Manufacturing Test Results for DRAM Module
Speakers
TP

Ted Pang

Wiwynn


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
210 F

2:00pm

Gen-Z High-Performance Interconnect for the Data-Centric Future
Speakers
avatar for Greg Casey

Greg Casey

Senior Architect and Strategist, Dell
Greg Casey is a Senior Architect and Strategist in the Server CTO team of Dell/EMC. At Dell/EMC, has been involved with the definition, development and design of modular server systems.  He has focused on all interconnect technologies, including PCIe, IB, Ethernet, Fibre Channel... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
211 A

2:00pm

Firmware, The Final Frontier: Achieving the Promise of OCP by Making OCP Nodes Truly Open
Speakers
avatar for Ron Minnich

Ron Minnich

SWE, Google
Ron Minnich is the inventor of LinuxBIOS, now known as coreboot. He is a member of the Technical Steering Committee for LinuxBoot, as well as co-leader of the Open Systems Firmware project at the Open Compute Project. | | He has worked in firmware for 40 years and in the open... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
212 B

2:00pm

OCP NIC 3.0 Card Design and Interoperability Testing
OCP add-in card usage is proliferating beyond compute platforms, into storage platforms. Though initial OCP mezzanine deployments have been for NICs, but new peripherals, such as SSDs, hardware accelerators are also being considered for PCIe interface. Further, advent of OCP 3.0 provides a unified interface connector to accommodate these multiple types of PCIe mezzanine peripherals.These multitude of mezzanine peripherals and OCP platforms poses challenges from electrical interoperability perspective. Much of current OCP designs leverage PCI-SIG CEM specifications as guideline for channel topology. OCP platform channel topology and form-factor differences limit the ability to assess PCIe electrical conformance at mezzanine connector for both the platform and mezzanine cards. To address these limitations, Facebook along with NIC and other platform developers is working to develop PCIe Conformance methodology for OCP platforms and mezzanine cards, similar to electrical testing defined by PCI-SIG for standard CEM Add-in cards.

Speakers
RE

Rick Eads

Keysight
avatar for Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis

Distinguished Engineer, Dell EMC


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
210 E

2:10pm

An Evolution of Network Telemetry
Network performance monitoring is a key capability for managing the health and efficiency of a large-scale network. Performance measurement and monitoring protocols have been deployed for over two decades, but the fast evolution of high-speed data center networks has raised the need for accurate and scalable measurement that cannot be provided by the traditional measurement methods, leading to several new network telemetry approaches. This talk will present a short overview of the evolution of network telemetry protocols from a chip vendor’s perspective. We will discuss the challenges, and introduce Marvell’s unique approach to accurate network measurement and monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Tal Mizrahi

Tal Mizrahi

PhD, Switch Architect, Marvell
Tal Mizrahi is a switch architect at Marvell, with over 15 years of experience in networking, security, synchronization, and network telemetry. Tal is an author of over 40 published patents, and over 25 academic publications. He is also an active participant in the Internet Engineering... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:10pm - 2:20pm
210 A

2:10pm

Own the Link -- Performance and Cost Optimization
Speakers
avatar for Mike Connaughton

Mike Connaughton

Market Segment Manager, Nexans Data Center Solutions
Mike Connaughton is the Market Segment Manager at Nexans Data Center Solutions where he is responsible for strategic direction and technical marketing. Mike received his BSEET degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA) in 1990 and has been involved in fiber optic... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:10pm - 2:20pm
212 A

2:10pm

2:10pm

Open Access
Speakers
avatar for Sumithra Bhojan (AT&T)

Sumithra Bhojan (AT&T)

PMTS, AT&T
Open Source Access Manager (OSAM) for Access Network management and integration with ONAP.


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
210 G

2:10pm

2:15pm

Open Discussion Time
Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:15pm - 2:35pm
210 C

2:20pm

Network Telemetry and Analytics in the Age of Big Data
We are seeing a sea change in networking. SDN has enabled improvements in network telemetry and analytics.

In this presentation, I will talk about the current challenges that are out there and how the technology change is helping us to improve the overall network telemetry. Furthermore, I will share how deep learning techniques are being used in this field.

Speakers
avatar for Raj Pathak

Raj Pathak

Chief Product Marketing Manager, Inventec


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:20pm - 2:30pm
210 A

2:20pm

BoF Discussion - NW: Optics
Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
212 A

2:30pm

Solving the Energy Challenge through Innovations in Data Center Cooling
Speakers
CB

Charles Benge

Structure Tone
avatar for Kar-Wing Lau

Kar-Wing Lau

CEO, Allied Control
Kar-Wing Lau is the CEO and co-founder of Allied Control, which has created Hong Kong’s most energy-efficient and multi-award winning data center, and the world's largest immersion cooled data center with 40MW IT load. Before Allied Control, Kar-Wing was in the senior management... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
210 H

2:30pm

2:35pm

Google 48V Update: Flatbed and STC
Speakers

Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
210 D

2:35pm

Introduction to HDD Field Accessible Reliability Metrics
In the industry, we all know SMART won’t be able to provide the smartest diagnostic information. How can we better understand the field HDD operation condition? Seagate introduces the "Field Accessible Reliability Metrics" which provides a single source of drive health condition and predictive failure information.

Speakers
avatar for Jun Liu

Jun Liu

Principal Cloud Architect, Seagate
Jun Liu is a principle Cloud architect working on the Seagate Technology Strategy and Product Planning team. She had spent over 12 years in software development. During the last 8 years, Jun has been focusing on the Cloud computing environment, including hyperscale storage device... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
210 C

2:40pm

OCP uCPE Solution Using Marvell CPU, PHY and Switch Devices
This session will review the OCP uCPE specification and describe how it can be answered by Marvell offerings that include ARM based processors, switches and PHYs. The session will also discuss the software and hardware ecosystem needed to provide uCPE solutions in different scales.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Ho

Jeffrey Ho

Marketing, Marvell Technology Group Ltd
Jeffrey Ho is a senior marketing manager at Marvell for Marvell switching, PHY and embedded processor product portfolios for universal CPE and edge compute solutions in the Japan, Korea and Taiwan regions. Jeffrey joined Marvell in summer 2017. Previous to this, he was a business... Read More →
avatar for Maen Suleiman

Maen Suleiman

Marvell
Maen Suleiman is a software product line manager in the Networking Group at Marvell. In his current role, Maen is responsible for driving the initiatives of the Marvell ARMADA® embedded processor software ecosystem and partnerships. Prior to this role, Maen held various managerial... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:40pm - 3:00pm
210 G