Established in 2011, the Open Compute Project (OCP) is a global community of engineers and technology thought leaders. Their mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing.
As we look to the future, we see an increasing demand for heterogenous and disaggregated solutions. Now more than ever, it is important for the ecosystem to come together to reimagine hardware and its ability to address this growing complexity with sustainable, secure and manageable practices.
There are currently 12 project groups and key sub-projects that individuals and organizations can participate in to develop and share designs of data center products and best practices among the companies within OCP. Although OCP continues to cover all aspects of modular hardware design—compute, storage, switches, accelerators and racks, there is a need for more forward-looking initiatives, such as open hardware, chiplets, cooling and software solutions for broad community collaboration. These measures will accelerate innovation and enable scale through ecosystem adoption. These changes in the computation landscape have led to new community-led workstreams that will shape our next decade.