Event name: Open Compute Project Global Summit
Dates: October 18-20, 2022
By all accounts, the 2022 OCP Global Summit was a huge success, with more than 3,500 participants and 80 sponsors attending the San Jose, CA event!
Empowering Open was the theme for the annual Summit, and it couldn’t have been more fitting. The world’s most innovative organizations—from hyperscalers to colo-facility providers to enterprise to government and telecom—have realized the benefits of openly researching, developing, testing, deploying, and sharing technologies through collaboration.
This year, OCP expanded the Summit schedule to three full days to give the attendees more time to attend Engineering Workshops, tracks, special sessions, and the always popular Expo Hall floor.
The Community leadership arranged 14 dynamic content tracks, with an impressive 445 speakers across 353 sessions. The Experience Center had six stations, and OCP hosted two co-located events with their partners (CXL Consortium and Linux Foundation)—the CXL Forum and the SONiC workshop—as well as the special Optics track. And every Summit session was recorded, edited, and can now be freely viewed and downloaded.
OCP also hosted the OCP Future Technologies Symposium (FTS) on Day 2, which gathered people from academia, research, industry, and startups to showcase the future technologies of OCP. FTS hosted five technological tracks and three Future Technologies Initiative (FTI) breakout sessions in the afternoon. The FTS had 8 keynotes, 15 author’s presentations, and 26 posters (posters were also featured during three days of the OCP Global Summit). The grand prize winner received an oversized check for $10,000 on the Expo Hall Stage and their work is being showcased for all to see and appreciate.
There were quite a few exciting announcements made at the OCP Global Summit, including the addition of sustainability as a fifth tenet and a top-level Project. To this end, FNTECH helped ensure the bulk of all printed materials were either recycled, repurposed, or made to be reusable next year.
Finally, OCP had nearly 100 media and analysts onsite at the event, including staff from some of the world’s leading news and research organizations.