PHOENIX -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rorke Global Solutions ™ (RGS), a business unit of Avnet, Inc.’s (NYSE:AVT) Electronics Marketing group in the Americas, today announced the launch of its second Open Compute Project Innovation Lab in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Similar to its first lab located in Eden Prairie, Minn., the RGS facility will showcase OCP technology and offer space for users, developers and partners to design, deliver and integrate cost-effective, power-efficient compute, storage and networking solutions.
Working closely with students at UTSA, the RGS OCP Innovation Lab will provide the OCP community with local and remote access to resources for developing and qualifying OCP-branded solutions, as well as interoperability with non-OCP products and solutions. RGS support for the lab reinforces a commitment to the RGS Open Compute Project Innovation program, announced in early 2013, which enables development of efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. The first Decathlete platform to become OCP certified was approved in January of 2014 by UTSA as a result of contributions made by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Micron Technology (NYSE: MU) and RGS. Decathlete is a server motherboard specification contributed to the OCP community by Intel featuring support for dual Intel® Xeon™ processors.
“RGS is committed to helping our customers create cost-effective, power-efficient compute, storage and networking solutions,” said Scott MacDonald, vice president and general manager, RGS. “And, we’re also passionate about contributing to the education of young developers who will pioneer next-generation technology in the not-so-distant future.”
“It has been proven through the years that open technology can bring about faster innovation,” said UTSA Certification and Solution Laboratory Director Paul Rad. “This partnership will not only train our students in real-world scenarios, but will also benefit Avnet’s customers through the research and testing of breakthrough technologies.”
You can learn more about the OCP Innovation Labs by visiting booth B11 at the OCP Summit in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 28-29, where RGS experts will be on hand to discuss the labs’ capabilities in more detail. Or for more information, please visit www.rorke.com.
About Rorke Global Solutions
Rorke Global Solutions™ (RGS), a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), is a solutions integrator adept at tailoring hardware, software and a full suite of lifecycle services designed to meet the unique needs of customers across a wide range of end-market segments. RGS works to solve the business challenges of OEMs, independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners resulting in better cost optimization, deeper market penetration and accelerated sustainable growth for those customers. RGS leverages a wide array of innovative technologies from leading providers, as well as a portfolio of standard and customizable servers and purpose-built appliances developed in-house. More information about RGS can be found at www.rorke.com.
About Avnet Electronics Marketing
Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, memory products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.