MojoKid writes: "Nearly two years ago, Facebook launched the Open Compute Project. The initiative was intended to rethink all aspects of data server design, including cooling, racks, and server configuration. The coalition has gathered steam and support from a number of companies. AMD announced its own Open 3.0 Platform at today's OCP Summit. AMD's hardware is designed to meet the OCP's Open Rack standard and to be much more configurable than typical servers. One of the hallmarks of the Open Compute Project is to create common tool sets that can run on platforms from multiple vendors. The long-term goal is to create management frameworks that can handle servers from Intel, ARM, and AMD."