OCP Global Summit Highlights from Industry Thought Leaders
The following media comprises interviews and other content related to 2022 OCP Global Summit held in San Jose. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Advancing Data Center Sustainability
It is imperative that data centers grow sustainably and the Open Computer Project is working to advance this cause. Alexander Rakov, Sustainability Leader – C&SP, Schneider Electric, talks about how the OCP community is driving innovation that could achieve huge gains in sustainable performance.
Massive power efficiency gains for tape storage vs HDDs
Shawn Brume discusses the power efficiency advantage of IBM’s Diamondback Tape Library over HDDs. Diamondback is a high-density archival storage solution with hundreds of petabytes of capacity and is physically air-gapped to protect against ransomware and other cyber threats.
Advancing Composable Memory Systems
Software-defined memory systems have tremendous potential to accelerate innovation in large data centers. Manoj Wadekar, Hardware Systems Technologist, Meta, shares a perspective on OCP’s Composable Memory Systems (CMS) Project.
OCP adds Sustainability to its Charter
“You can feel the energy!” Rebecca Weekly, Chair of the Open Computer Project, provides a wrap-up of this year’s #OCPSummit20222 in San Jose, California, including the addition of Sustainability to its charter.
Market drivers for Active Electrical Cables
Venu Balasubramonian, VP of product marketing, High Speed Connectivity and PHY Business Unit, Marvell, explains how AECs (such as those powered by Marvell Alaska’s PAM4 DSPs) overcome distance constraints of passive direct attach cables and enable next-generation 400G, 800G and 1.6T server-to-switch and switch-to-switch interconnects that require 100G serial I/Os.
OCP's Future Technology Symposium
OCP’s Lesya Dymyd shares highlights from the Future Technology Symposium at the OCP Global Summit 2022 which invited authors from academia, startup, industry and venture communities to submit papers across five technological tracks: Network, High Performance Computing (HPC), Data Center Efficiency, Systems (server, storage, switches) and Power and Other Data Center Sustainable Solutions.
Introducing CXL Memory Pooling
Astera Labs has demonstrated the industry’s first CXL memory pooling solution to reduce memory stranding, optimize memory utilization and reduce cloud server TCO. Ahmad Danesh, Sr. Director, Product Management, Astera Labs demonstrates how memory pooling can be deployed today with Leo and CXL 1.1-capable 4th Gen Intel Xeon processors.
OCP progress with ODSA Chiplets and Bunch-of-Wires Interface
Bapi Vinnakota, project lead for the Open Compute Project’s Open Domain-Specific Architecture (ODSA) initiative, provides an update on chiplet architecture.
Smarter chassis designs for sustainable data centers
Alan Chang, VP, Technical Operations, Inspur, discusses their showcase at #OCPSummit2022 with a focus on data center sustainability, including utilizing renewable energy, recycling, thermal reuse, and liquid-cooling technologies to reduce water consumption.
Rethinking Data Center Fabrics
Roshan Sankar and Shrijeet Mukherjee, founders of Enfabrica, a Silicon Valley stealth start-up, discuss how we need to rethink fabric architecture to overcome challenges in I/O scaling and address the key themes at #OCPSummit2022 of openness, efficiency, scalability, and sustainability.
1.6Tbps OSFP-XD AECsfor hyperscale spines
Don Barnetson, Vice President of AEC Product, Credo discusses their recently unveileed 1.6Tbps OSFP-XD HiWire CLOS Active Electrical Cable (AEC) supporting lengths up to 2.75m in a thin, compact, cable form factor to address the dense spine switching requirements for next generation hyperscale data centers.