Open Compute Project Hosts Engineering Workshop at University of New Hampshire

Durham, N.H., July 18, 2016 -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, is excited to announce they will be hosting the upcoming Open Compute Project (OCP) Engineering Workshop on August 10, 2016 at the UNH Durham, NH campus. This one day event will focus on the OCP technology portfolio, driving the product-ionization of OCP specifications, as well as building out and addressing technologies for new sectors, and more.  

In parallel with the OCP Engineering Workshop, there will also be an Open Networking Plugfest hosted at the UNH-IOL during this week, August 8 - August 11, to align with the engineering workshop. At this plugfest vendors of whitebox switching hardware, network operating systems, and 100G datacenter connectivity solutions (i.e. passive copper cables, optical modules) will conduct a series of tests to prove interoperability of networking products based on open hardware and software specifications from OCP.

The UNH-IOL has been working with OCP since 2014 providing interop and conformance testing for Open Networking products, as well as hosting Plugfests to support the certification program for Open Networking Systems. In 2015, UNH-IOL launched the Open Networking Integrators List which is a public directory of validated, interoperable combinations of networking gear based on specifications from the Open Compute Project. This list provides a higher level of confidence that a product will operate properly in many Open Networking environments.

The OCP Engineering Workshops are designed to allow the OCP Project Communities to come together to work on the goals and set the direction of each project as it supports the mission and vision of the OCP Foundation. Click here to register for the Engineering Workshop and here for the Open Networking Plugfest.

About the UNH-IOL
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation and a 28,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to the market.