Google Joins OCP, Releases Rack Specifications

Google Joins OCP, Releases Rack Specifications

In 2011, the Open Compute Project (OCP) began with Facebook as an early backer. The idea was simple. Large enterprises could contribute their energy saving specs to create a “greener” IT and High Performance Computing (HPC) culture. In 2014, Microsoft joined OCP by releasing their Azure server specifications. Now Google has climbed on board by releasing the specs of the racks they use in their data centers. Evidently they developed an ingenious way to distribute 48V power to multiple computing systems in a single rack while limiting energy consumption. Google will reveal the full details at the 2016 OCP Summit.

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