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Open Compute Project Foundation establishes certification, solution lab at UTSA

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(Jan. 28, 2014) -- Read quotes from partners in the Open Compute Certification and Solution Laboratory:

"We're thrilled that the AMD Open 3.0 platform has gained Open Compute certification and is now being used in the first and only Open Compute certification lab in North America," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. "This collaboration demonstrates AMD's strong commitment to the open compute movement and open technologies."

AMD media relations contact:
Matt Kimball

"Mellanox has been an OCP supporter and contributor since inception," said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Developing a meaningful and scalable compliance and interoperability charter is critical to the success of any open standard. We're pleased to support and contribute to OCP C&I efforts at UTSA. Mellanox, with its end-to-end interconnect solutions, is well positioned to ensure C&I efforts extend to OCP Storage and OCP Network projects in the future."

Mellanox media relations contact:
Ashley Paula, Waggener Edstrom

"The Open Compute Certification and Solutions Laboratory at UTSA is the next critical step in building out the OCP ecosystem," said Mike Yang, general manager of Quanta QCT. "The work they are doing with their partners provides a reliable roadmap for enterprises and service providers seeking to deploy OCP solutions that meet rigorous and reliable standards, and Quanta QCT is honored to be an early and active supporter of this effort."

Quanta QCT media relations contact:
Robert Cathey

"Avnet has a longstanding history in supporting educational efforts, and this was a perfect fit for us from the beginning," said DaWane Wanek, director of strategic solutions enablement with Rorke Global Solutions, a business unit of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) Electronics Marketing group in the Americas. "Making OCP easier to consume for the next generation of engineers and enabling programs like the UTSA lab is a wonderful opportunity for us to contribute to the future of innovation, with untold payoff."

Avnet media relations contact:
Heidi Elliott

"Seagate joined the Open Compute Project in 2012 to help develop and promote open scalable storage technology and solutions for cloud. The new Open Compute Certification and Solution Laboratory at UTSA will be paramount serving as a much needed proving ground for open storage technology contributions, research, and education, said Ali Fenn, senior director of Seagate advanced storage. "As adoption of open source solutions grow interoperability, quality assurance, and on-going education is critical. Seagate is excited the talent and expertise of the Open Compute Certification and Solution Laboratory at UTSA is now part of the OCP community."

Seagate media relations contact:
Jon Piazza



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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