SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The pizza, trail mix and sodas flowed freely as nearly 100 engineers joined a hardware hackathon at the Open Compute Summit
here Jan. 16, hammering out creative ideas to solve data center problems.
The group above was a mix of consultants and students, many of whom met for the first time at the event. They showed team spirit, insisting all members get included in a photo of their multidimensional server temperature sensor.
The winning team developed ideas for a distributed sensor network to monitor a data center. The Open Compute Foundation that hosted the event offered them a prize of subsidizing the costs of filing for a patent on the work or help bringing the product to market.
From left, Andrew Taber, Bruce Gottlieb, Rob Stephenson, Dave
Rauchwerk, Eric Max and Joel Franusic show their multidimensional server