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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



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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