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Open Server Summit Announces 2013 Keynote Lineup Featuring Special Presentations from Nexenta, Intel, HP, and Arista Networks

5th Annual Event October 22-24 Will Focus on Industry-Standard Hardware and Open-Source Software

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SANTA CLARA, CA – September 16, 2013 – Open Server Summit, a leading Silicon Valley conference for the server industry taking place October 22-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, today announced its 2013 keynote lineup. The keynotes, covering a wide range of current server design topics, will be held on Oct 23-24, beginning at 11:00 am. They will feature a special keynote on Wednesday afternoon by Silicon Valley legend Andy Bechtolsheim, currently Chairman and Chief Development Officer at Arista Networks. For 2013, Open Server Summit is co-locating with OpenStorage Summit and hence will include a track focused on software-defined storage. It will feature a leadoff special keynote by Tarkan Maner, recently appointed chairman/CEO of OpenStorage industry leader Nexenta.

The 2013 Open Server Summit keynote speakers are:

  • Tarkan Maner, Chairman/CEO of Nexenta
  • Mario Paniccia, Director Photonics Technology Laboratory at Intel
  • Bruce Davie, Principal Engineer at VMware
  • Andy Walls, Distinguished Engineer/Storage Hardware Architecture of IBM
  • Kushagra Vaid, GM Server Hardware Engineering of Microsoft
  • Riccardo Badalone, CEO of Diablo Technologies
  • Bob Brennan, Senior VP System Architecture Lab Memory Business of Samsung Semiconductor
  • Dwight Barron, HP Fellow/Chief Technologist of HP
  • Andy Bechtolsheim, Chairman/Chief Development Officer of Arista Networks

In addition to top-flight keynotes, the Open Server Summit features several other opportunities for attendees to gain up-to-the-minute, implementable intelligence on the most important strategic issues in server design. The all day Silicon Photonics and SDN Applications seminars on October 22 cover two emerging topics that will revolutionize both servers and networking. The Summit also includes more than 30 sessions and an exhibit area showing the latest products. The conference is organized into 4 tracks: compute/microservers, applications, networking, and storage. It includes presentations on OpenCompute, OpenRack, Open Ethernet, OpenStorage, open networking, OpenFlow, OpenStack, NVMe, memory interfaces, microservers, fabrics, and other approaches to creating networked systems based on industry-standard hardware and open-source software.

“The Open Server Summit will dish up an incredible set of visionary leaders from across the server design space,” said Dr. Lance Leventhal, Open Server Summit Program Chairperson. “The trend is for networks to consist of low-cost industry-standard hardware and open-source software with high-speed fabric connections. This is in accordance with the demands of supersized websites, public and private clouds, and big data. By hearing from leaders in both hardware and software, our attendees will come away with deep insight into the major trends in this dynamic industry.”

About the Open Server Summit

Open Server Summit (“OSS”), produced by Conference Concepts and formerly called Server Design Summit, celebrates its 5th anniversary October 23-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. OSS focuses on the design of next-generation servers with topics ranging from semiconductors and network interface cards through powerful high-end systems and overall infrastructure design and operation. The conference also covers data center efficiency, cloud storage, virtualization, ultra-low-power server clusters, DC power, PCIe flash caching, and liquid cooling. Industry visionaries will address the use of SSDs, ARM-based microservers, software-defined networking, and other efforts toward combining industry-standard hardware with open-source software.

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