Open Compute Project Open Network Systems Interoperability Plugfest

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, June 19, 2015 - 5:00am


The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory's (UNH-IOL) will be hosting the Open Compute Project Open Network Systems Interoperability Plugfest the week of June 15, 2015. This event is an opportunity for vendors to test the interoperability of their Open Network System implementation(s). The Plugfest will be held at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory's facility, located at 121 Technology Drive, Suite 2, in Durham, NH 03824. Basic information about the Plugfest, including setup, configuration, testing, and costs, is given below.

Participants will have to make hotel and transportation arrangements. Breakfast and afternoon snacks, and a catered lunch will be available on site.

Specific questions not addressed here should be communicated to Christina Dube, Senior Engineer at +1-603-343-6897 or through our Contact Us page..

Registration Information

This is an event in support of the Open Compute Project. Membership in the UNH-IOL is optional, however, your company MUST be a member of the Open Compute Project to participate and gain access to the required test documents. For more information, visit

The UNH-IOL and the Open Compute Project are distinct organizations. The UNH-IOL is hosting this event on behalf of the Open Compute Project.

Interested companies may attend this one-week Plugfest for a fee of $4,000.00 USD per company. This fee may be applied towards future Ethernet Switching Protocols Consortium membership for a period of two months following the final day of the Plugfest.

Each participating company will be allowed to have three people on site during this Plugfest. The cost for additional people is $500.00 USD per person per company.

All fees are payable at the time of registration, onsite via check made payable to "The University of New Hampshire" and paid in U.S. funds, or via major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Fees may now also now be paid online via MasterCard or Visa during the registration process.

All companies participating in the Plugfest must complete the registration form below. A completed registration form, submitted prior to the event, will be the only means for access to the Plugfest facility. The registration form must be submitted prior to the Plugfest. Please use the the on-line registration form to register all attendees and devices.



Currently Registered Companies and Equipment

 Company Equipment
 JDSU 10G SFP+ SR/LR; QSFP+ SR4/LR4 Transceivers





Non-Disclosure Agreement

The UNH-IOL Non-Disclosure Agreement must be signed by all participating companies, and must be on file prior to participation in the Plugfest.


Completed NDA forms should be faxed to Christina Dube at +1-603-862-4181, or reach out through our Contact Us page. Specific questions regarding the content of the NDA should be sent through our Contact Us page.

Formal Test Plan

The test plan for this event is currently under development. The most recent revision can be found here.

Equipment Shipping Information

All equipment must be shipped to the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory to arrive no later than the Friday prior to the start of the event. There is NO Saturday or Sunday delivery service available. Please note that our elevator is 42 inches wide (door), 42 inches deep (floor space) and 6.5 feet high. Please ensure that your packages/crates are smaller than these dimensions. Otherwise, we will be required to de-crate your shipment in order to move it into the facility.

Companies shipping equipment to the UNH-IOL are required to cover all shipping and customs/duties costs. Failure to do so will require the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory to bill the participating company for any outstanding shipping and customs/duties charges plus a one hundred dollar ($100.00 USD) handling fee.

Please be aware that, due to the fact we do not have a direct loading dock, there may be additional freight charges for which you will also be responsible.

The following shipping address MUST be used:

Open Compute Project plugfest
Attn: Christina Dube
121 Technology Dr, Suite 2
Durham, NH 03824
Tel: +1-603-343-6897 (needed for FedEx)

  • No collect shipments will be accepted, and all shipping fees, including U.S. Customs charges, are the responsibility of the shipper. UNH-IOL will NOT pay for U.S. Customs charges, and prepayment of Customs charges is required.
  • Please remember that international shipments must be cleared through U.S. Customs, which could take up to a week of additional time in shipping.
  • Equipment presently housed at the UNH-IOL facility will be available for use during the Plugfest, provided that it is registered prior to the event.

Dining Arrangements Onsite

A continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, beverages and a catered lunch will be provided onsite during the event.

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