An Open Compute Primer - Page 2
The Open Compute Project is a way for these companies to set and provide unified requirements in the open. Open Compute is an open source project, meaning that the work done is not the property of any one company. By doing this, solutions can be defined for a variety of companies instead of building unique solutions for each one.
However, standardization doesn’t mean the lack of innovation. Frankovsky is clear that he wants companies to innovate where it matters. “The days of differentiating [hardware] at the physical layer are behind us and we can focus on innovating more,” he said during the keynote.
Frankovsky writes on the Open Compute blog about the new companies and projects that are already in the works. By working in the open, contributors hope to collaborate and innovate together to create hardware with highly efficient power and thermal requirements, saving companies money and reducing overall energy consumption.