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Charlie Babcock
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3/16/2015 | 7:10:07 PM
Will much of financial services adopt Open Compute?
What if we're still looking at the tip of the iceberg? If much of the financial services industry adopts the Open Compute approach to data center rebuilding, what industry segments are likely to follow that lead?
ChrisMurphy
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3/16/2015 | 8:54:53 PM
Re: Will much of financial services adopt Open Compute?
I also wonder where the steady-state lands -- that will tell much about the level of disruption in the industry. Is it 70% commodity Open Compute designs, and 30% highly engineered hardware systems? That's a much different landscape that something closer to 90-10.  
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3/17/2015 | 3:43:33 PM
Goldman Sachs special orders database-intensive servers
Don Duet, co-head of technology infrastructure at Goldman Sachs, said his firm still uses special order hardware, not OCP standadized servers, for "low latency and database intensive" workloads. But he said Goldman is also working with OCP technical groups to potentially move into an OCP specified, compute-intensive server design.


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