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Thursday, August 30 • 9:35am - 9:55am
Open Compute Project: Making Hardware More Open - Amir Michael, Facebook

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We've all seen the impact that open source has had on innovation in software; open sharing and collaboration have been at the root of some of our greatest achievements as an industry. But the pace of innovation in the hardware space - and especially in the physical infrastructure that powers the web - has been markedly slower. When Facebook announced the formation of the Open Compute Project in April 2011, we posed an audacious question to the industry: What if hardware were open? In this session, Facebook's Amir Michael will discuss the Open Compute Project's progress toward accomplishing that goal, some of the challenges the OCP community has faced, and the group's vision for the future.


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Amir Michael, Facebook

Amir Michael joined Facebook in 2009 and leads the system engineering team responsible for developing the next-generation hardware infrastructure that powers one of the most-trafficked sites in the world. Amir was part of a small team at Facebook that developed data | center and server designs that were 38% more energy efficient and 24% less expensive to build and run than the facilities Facebook was leasing at the... Read More →


Thursday August 30, 2012 9:35am - 9:55am
Grand Ballroom