[Opencompute-opennetworklinux] OCP Call For Participation - Deadline Dec 1

Kali Burdette kali at opencompute.org
Thu Nov 16 15:45:48 UTC 2017


*The OCP Call for Participation is open for two more weeks. Please submit
your talks
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018OCPSummitCFP> before Friday,  December
1. *

The OCP 2018 U.S. Summit will be held on March 20 & 21 at the San Jose
Convention Center in San Jose, California. Registration will open on
Monday, November 6. OCP Summit attendees, including engineers to C-level
executives, come from around the globe and represent the technology,
telecom, enterprise, finance, government, and consulting sectors.

Do you want to help shape the future of OCP and influence the next
generation datacenter? If so, we have the following speaking opportunities

*Keynote Sessions*

The foundation will choose three keynote sessions from the submissions.
These timeslots are ideal opportunities to announce your company’s open
source contributions in cloud computing technologies and contributions to
the open source community. Please be advised that OCP encourages these
sessions to be informational, educational, and/or collaborative in nature;
should benefit the community; and are based on OCP tenets. The selection
committee will prioritize these types of sessions over ones that take a
more commercial or advertising approach.

*Engineering Workshop Sessions*

Each of the nine OCP chartered projects will hold a workshop where new
technologies are shared and community driven specifications are
discussed.   Organizations wishing to contribute a product or specification
can use these sessions to socialize their ideas and seek collaboration
partners.  Some of the workshop topics will be a continuation of topics
being covered in the projects’ monthly calls, and new topics and product
concepts will be introduced.    All submissions for one of the engineering
workshops will be reviewed and prioritized by the OCP Project leads and IC

*OCP Project*

*Example Content*

Certification & Interoperability

Building a knowledge base for tested hardware and software, expanding the
OCP marketplace to share knowledge.

Data Center

Best practices for efficient design and operations.

Hardware Management

Adoption of management standards (e.g. Redfish), establishing OCP profiles
for hardware, community collaboration on OpenBMC.

High Performance Computing

A new community to enable adoption of OCP technologies and products by the
HPC segment and low latency computing.


Open sourced leaf and spine switchgear, disaggregation of the hardware and
innovation with network processing.   Includes open sourced software for
switchgear (e.g. ONIE, SONiC, ONL) and collaboration opportunities with
other network focused software projects (e.g. Linux Foundation

Rack & Power

All mechanical and power related topics and standards that effect OpenRack,
CG-OpenRack-19, 12VDC & 48VDC, and BBU features.


All server and compute node hardware for OpenRack, CG-OpenRack-19, Olympus,
and mezzanine cards.   This project also covers GPU and FPGA accelerator
products & common interfaces.


Storage appliances, includes new API’s for efficient cloud storage.


Open sourced carrier and cable provider products (e.g. disaggregated
access, CPE, passive optical networking). Also covers collaboration work
and opportunities with other organizations such as TIP, CORD, & ONL.

*>>To submit your talk for review, please complete our survey by clicking
here <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018OCPSummitCFP>.*

*Executive Tracks & EXPO Hall Sessions* (*available to sponsors only)*

*Tell your story!   *This is your opportunity to announce new products,
share your organization’s open source  contributions in cloud computing
technologies,  or talk about the work your company is doing across the open
source community*.*

Executive Tracks & Expo Hall Sessions are tied to sponsorships. If you are
interested in these, please click here
review the sponsorship prospectus. Send inquiries to sponsor at opencompute.org

*Important Dates:*

Dec 1 - Call for Participation Submission Deadline

Jan 4 – Speakers Notified

Feb 6 – Draft Slides Due *(must use OCP provided template)*

March 5 – Final Slides Due

*Please note, OCP reserves the right to cancel any talks which the slides
are not received by the deadline above or which do not use the required OCP

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Participation or the OCP
Summit, please let me know.

Thank you,


*Kali Burdette, CMP*
*Open Compute Project Foundation*
*Meeting & Event Manager*
Office: Lexington, KY (EST)
kali at opencompute.org
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