Gigabyte Releases Next Generation Of Racklution-Op Ocp Server Products – Oct 06, 2018 – Taipei, Taiwan (Techreleased) – GIGABYTE is proud to officially announce the next generation of RACKLUTION-OP, our product line based on the Open Compute Project (OCP) Open Rack Standards. This new generation of products features Compute and GPU nodes equipped with the latest Intel Xeon Scalable Purley Generation processors. GIGABYTE can combine and integrate these nodes into complete OCP compliant racks for fast and easy deployment into your data center.

OCP Server Overview & Benefits

What are the Open Rack Standards? They are a set of open source hardware design guidelines initially developed by Facebook and then transformed in 2011 into an open source project. Being open source means that anyone can contribute, so a large number and variety of different organizations involved in building data centers have contributed their expertise and experience in designing hardware that is faster and easier to deploy, less expensive, and have just the right features needed for scale and efficiency, with a design primarily geared around space and power savings.

The Open Rack Standards design can achieve this in several ways. Firstly, the rack width is 21” compared with a traditional 19” rack, with a server unit height of 1OU (1.89’’ compared with the 1U height of 1.75” for a traditional rack), allowing for more horizontal and vertical space in each tray for more compute, networking and storage density or for better airflow or cabling space.


GIGABYTE’s RACKLUTION-OP OCP rack solutions product line-up features two different power supply designs based on two different versions of the Open Rack Standards: OCP Version 1.0 is a rack design that features power supply via three vertical 12V bus-bars, while OCP Version 2.0 is a rack design where power is supplied via a single vertical 12V bus-bar only.

Each bus-bar connector can directly supply up to 960W (80A x 12V), therefore an OCP Version 1.0 rack (three bus-bars) can supply up to 2,880W per shelf (960W x 3 bus-bar connectors), making it suitable for a rack with GPU nodes that have heavy power consumption requirements, while an OCP Version 2.0 rack (single bus-bar) can supply up to 480W per node, making it a more cost efficient choice for compute and storage nodes where power requirements are not as heavy. Both versions co-exist with each other and customers can chose their design based on their specific system requirements.