Thursday 15th September | 2016
2.30pm to 4.30pm

The Open Compute Project (OCP) is a collaborative community, orginally devised by Facebook, focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands of compute infrastructure. The Asia Pacific OCP Introductory Day welcomes IT and data center professionals from across the region to find out what their organisations can stand to benefit from this 'open' approach how they can get involved.


The Open Compute Foundation’s first event in South East Asia will be held as part of Singapore Data Center Week on day two of DCD Converged, the region’s most important data center and cloud transformation conference. The half-day event will welcome up to 200 professionals from across the region interested in finding out more about the open-source hardware and infrastructure movement.

The afternoon will consist of 4 main sessions and some networking opportunities. This workshop is open and free to attend to all confirmed participants of DCD Converged SE Asia 2016. Prior registration is required. 




2.30pm - Session 1: 
Beginning of the Open Hardware Movement – An overview of the OCP Foundation
Facebook started the Open Compute Project (OCP) in 2011 with the idea to build the most efficient hardware infrastructure possible. They proceeded to take their ideas and share it with the world forming the Open Compute Project. Since then over 120 companies have joined in the development and contribution of hardware designs. This session will provide additional background on the origins as well as the structure of the foundation.

3.00pm - Session 2: 
Sharing Ideas to Maximise Innovation - The technical projects within OCP & how to participate within the community
In designing commodity hardware that is more efficient, flexible, and scalable, OCP is redefining tech infrastructure. The working Projects within OCP really drive the pace of engineering.  In this session Elad Wind from Mellanox will share how they work within the projects including key contributions they've made to the community and how other organisations can get the most from being involved in the engineering aspect of OCP.

3.30pm - Session 3: 
Is OCP a fit for me? – A look at the factors organisations need to consider when evaluating OCP
As technologists across industries participate in this community, we are creating and refining more designs, making it possible for more companies to transition from their old, proprietary solutions to OCP gear. Dennis Ang from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will outline how organisations can make the transition to OCP. They will also highlight the types of OCP solutions being deployed by enterprises across the region.

4.00pm - Session 4: 
Adoption and Use of OCP within the Enterprise – Experiences from organisations who are using OCP today
Momentum continues to build in Asia with more and more organisations looking at OCP as part of their infrastructure strategy. In this session Sachin Thakur from ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corportation will share their experience working with companies in APAC in deploying OCP.

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