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Wednesday, March 21


PCI Express: Delivering Bandwidth for OCP

Al Yanes

President, PCI-SIG

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


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.

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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 is excited... Read More →

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


Expanding Servers Lifecycle
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Jean-Marie Verdun

CTO, ITRenew

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


Telco NFV Optimized Nokia AirFrame Server

Samuli Toivola

R&D Squad Group Lead, Nokia

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


HW Solution for Distributed Edge Data Centers

Mikko Ohvo

Product Manager, Nokia

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


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.


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


Using SmartNICs to Improve Multihost Server Latency
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Nic Viljoen

Associate Director of 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


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.

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Joshua Held

Mechanical Engineering Manager, Facebook
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Yueming Li

Thermal Engineer, Facebook
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Jia Ning

Hardware Engineering Manager, Facebook

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


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.

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Rick Eads

Principal Engineer, Keysight
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Jon Lewis

Distinguished Engineer, Dell EMC

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