By Frank Frankovsky, Chairman and President, Open Compute Project Foundation

The Open Compute Project community now numbers in thousands — more than 3,400 people registered for the fifth Open Compute Summit, which is now in progress in San Jose — and we have more than 150 official members, including new partners like Bloomberg, Box, Cumulus Networks, IBM, IO, LSI, Microsoft, and Yandex. We are also growing rapidly outside North America, with OCP Japan bringing together dozens of new members in its first year as a chapter, and new chapters beginning to form in Europe, Korea, Philippines, and Australia / New Zealand.

The pace of innovation in the industry has continued to accelerate, and in the past year we’ve seen a wealth of OCP-inspired technology advancements and contributions from across the community. New technologies are being developed and contributed; new products and new businesses are being launched; and new OCP technologies are being adopted. We are reinventing this industry together, in the open, and everyone has a chance to contribute — to help ensure that all the technologies we develop and consume are as scalable as possible, as efficient as possible, and as innovative as possible.

For full details, read the announcement on the Open Compute Project Site.