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Early March is a busy time here at Cumulus Networks and part of the reason is the Open Compute Project Summit. Kernel of Truth hosts Brian O’Sullivan and Roopa Prabhu are joined by Scott Emery, project lead at OCP. First thing the group covers— what is OCP? The conversation continues into what’s happening in the OCP community, what you can expect at the conference and more.
Brian O’Sullivan: Brian currently heads Product Management for Cumulus Linux. For 15 or so years he’s held software Product Management positions at Juniper Networks as well as other smaller companies. Once he saw the change that was happening in the networking space, he decided to join Cumulus Networks to be a part of the open networking innovation. When not working, Brian is a voracious reader and has held a variety of jobs, including bartending in three countries and working as an extra in a German soap opera. You can find him on Twitter at @bosullivan00.
Roopa Prabhu: Roopa Prabhu is Chief Linux Architect at Cumulus Networks. At Cumulus she and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. She loves working at Cumulus and with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes Linux clusters, ethernet drivers and Linux KVM virtualization platforms. She has a BS and MS in Computer Science. You can find her on Twitter at @__roopa.
Scott Emery: Scott has been working in the networking industry since the Reagan administration. First at 3Com and then at Grand Junction Networks, where he worked on Fast Ethernet Standards, NICs, and switches. Scott served time at Cisco from when Grand Junction was acquired until 2013 as an architect for software, hardware, and ASICs for the Catalyst 2K and 3K product lines. He now develops software for Cumulus Networks as a Principal Engineer and is a project lead at OCP.