Jack Clark; How Facebook flipped the data centre hardware market; In The Register; 2014-02-20.
Teaser: The first rule of cloud fight club is…
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Tagged Aaron Sullivan, Baidu, Boston Servers, Cisco, Dave Donatelli, David Ingersoll, Dell, Facebook, Frank Frankovsky, Hyve Solutions, IDC, Knox, Lenovo, Mike Yang, Moonshot, Open Compute Project (OCP), OpenVault, Penguin Computing, Quanta, Rackspace, Scorpio, Softlayer, Tencent, Wesley Jess, WhatsApp, WiWynn
Open Compute Project Desgns & Projects
Open Rack; circa 2012-05-02
Facebook – Knox storage server “vanity free”
AMD – Roadrunner
Intel – Decathlete
Tencent & Baidu – Project Scorpio
HP – “Project Coyote” server
Dell “Zeus” storage
Contributed by Facebook
Group Hug board
OCP Solutions Provider
Founded 2011-Q2 (spring)
A foundation for governance
Backers (different than “partners” … purely financial?)
50 organizations are part of the project, Frankovsky says.
elsewhere: HP, AMD, Fidelity, Quanta, Tencent, Salesforce.com, VMware, Canonical, DDN, Vantage, ZT Systems, Avnet, Alibaba, Supermicro, and Cloudscaling cite HP, AMD, Fidelity, Quanta, Tencent, Salesforce.com, VMware, Canonical, DDN, Vantage, ZT Systems, Avnet, Alibaba, Supermicro, and Cloudscaling. HP, Quanta, and Tencent have taken the additional step of joining the OCP Incubation Committee
cite Avnet is investing in Open Compute labs.
cite Quanta has launched a new business
called QCT where they are bringing new Open Compute technology directly to end users. cite
OpenCompute Group on Facebook
Standardized motherboard (socket) for Intel and AMD processors
“Group Hug Slot” (a motherboard specification)
Intel, AMD and Applied Micro support for x86 (x86_64)
Calxeda support for ARM processors.
Intel something about a motherboard based on (its) “ silicon photonics technology. Unclear
Mentions separately and elsewhere
Rumors (cite) that Intel is moving to a socket-free motherboard; where the processor is soldered directly onto the board with a factory-only BGA bonding process.
Rumors that Hewlett-Packard, and to an extent, Dell, which “manufacture” PCs
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Tagged Coyote, Decathlete, Dragon Stone, Facebook, Frank Frankovsky, Group Hug, Knox, OCP, Open Compute Project, Open Compute Summit, Open Compute Summit 2013, Open Rack, Open Vault, Roadrunner, Winterfell, Zeuss