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According to Frank Frankovsky, founding board member of the Open Compute Project who spearheaded the launch of the initiative last April, the Project’s goal of applying open-source software standards to the hardware industry is well on its way. He said open and collaborative conversations between hardware vendors and customers, such as those that will take place at this week’s Summit, have been a key driver of the Project’s success.
"Last April, when we open sourced a set of server and data center designs under the name 'Open Compute Project,' we weren’t sure what to expect. It was our hope that we could inspire the industry to be a little more open, a little more innovative, and a little more focused on energy efficiency," Frankovsky wrote in a blog post Wednesday. "Today, as more than 500 people converge on San Antonio for the third OCP Summit, I think we can safely say that we’ve already achieved much more than that."
Frankovsky also announced in his blog the launch of an official Open Compute Project Solutions Provider program. He said solution providers including Hyve, ZT Systems, and Avnet have already expressed an interest in participating.