Steve Helvie

VP at Open Compute Project (OCP)

Steve is currently the VP of Channel for the Open Compute Project (OCP). In this role he helps to educate organisations on the benefits of open hardware designs and the value of “community-driven” engineering for the data centre. He works closely with Solution Providers and Manufacturers to help organisations adopt Open Compute across all regions
and segments of the market.

15:15-16:15

Day 1 - Tech Talks 28 May

Open source hardware for AI and its impact on the data center

This proposed talk would focus on how APAC companies prepare for the next big technology step change in AI while running a heterogeneous infrastructure environment
(edge, fog, colo, primary data centre, etc.)
Organisations adopting AI are looking for best practices gleaned from hyper-scale companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Baidu and Google who run highly efficient private and public clouds. The sharing of open hardware and data centre designs is a core strategy for these companies and the basis for the Open Compute Project (OCP).
The Open Compute Project (OCP) was started by Facebook in 2011 with the idea of delivering the most efficient designs for scalable computing through an open source hardware community. We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications, and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing complexity in
technology components.