Taiwan faces up to Open Compute Project's promise

Taiwan's Cloud Computing Association will be establishing a local chapter of the Open Compute Project to draw more local hardware makers to support Facebook's vision of an open data center.

The Open Compute Project is quickly gaining support, with the latest being from Taiwan.

The Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan has thrown in its support for the Facebook-initiated Open Compute Project by establishing a Taiwan chapter on Thursday, as it hopes to garner the support of local hardware makers to adopt the open standards for datacenter gear.

Focus Taiwan reported Wednesday that Taiwan's Cloud Computing Association will hold an inauguration ceremony for the Open Compute Project Taiwan tomorrow, and this will be attended by a senior Facebook executive and representatives from nine local industry players.

These include original device manufacturers (ODMs) such as Wiwynn and Inventec, as well as PC makers Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, it noted.

The Association said the Taiwan chapter will help more local companies tap into the global data center supply chain and encourage them to adopt the open standards advocated by the Open Compute Project and Facebook.