Open Compute is bringing the maker movement to the enterprise

Gigaom

The Open Compute Project hosted its second-ever hardware hackathon on Tuesday and the winning hack, a paired board that allowed for remote monitoring and diagnostics of servers was presented onstage at the GigaOM Structure conference in San Francisco Wednesday.

The winning project was designed by a team that called themselves the Cheesemongers. Their boards were called Cheesy Finger (that’s the board that plugs into each server) and The Big Cheese, the board that sends the collected information from the cheesy fingers to an iPad app. Matt Gambardella, whose day job is at Nebula, led the winning team.

John Kenevey, a program manager at Facebook (s fb) who organizes the hackathons, noted that the social network and Open Compute are trying to build up interest and a series of tools around hardware innovation that will help turn them into a “Maker Faire for the enterprise.”

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