This year's Open Compute Summit IV saw the event's largest turnout yet. The conference is a gathering of technology companies and open source enthusiasts looking to see the latest in datacentre hardware. Originally set up by a group of Facebook engineers, the event has continued to grow over the past two years.
Here is some of the highlights from this years show:
This year's show came with the announcement of new partners for the Open Compute Platform (OCP). Firm's like ARM, Sandisk, and EMC announced their introduction to the group during the show. They joined companies like Intel and Wiwynn as members of OCP.
The main ballroom for this years show hosted such technology big wigs as Intel's chief technology officer, Justin Rattner, founder of O'Reilly Media founder, Tim O'Reilly, and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Andy Bechtolsheim.
On the vendor floor, tech firms like Wiwynn showed off their latest cloud storage system the SV 7110. The technology is powered by Intel's Atom processor.
Wiwynn and Intel were not the only company to show their support at the OCS. Dell also showed up on the vendor's floor to show off a slew of appliances. The technology heavyweight's support goes just behind the vendor floor as Dell is also a partner of the OCP.
Nimbus Data also showed up on the vendor floor this year. The flash storage firm showed off its latest in sustainable storage. Nimbus preached that its products would offer future-proof flash memory for a consumers datacentre.
This year's OCS was bigger than every before and the OCP expects it to keep growing. What started out as a group of Facebook engineers calling for corporation has quickly become a growing industry movement.
17 Jan 2013
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