The Mono Lake Story - How the Circular Economy Enables Open Hardware
Opening up hardware is a difficult process. But necessary for those who are part of the circular economy. Being able to extend the life of hardware platforms by making community supported can be quite a lift but the end is can be filled iwth possibilitles. While there has been many instances of open hardware - none though is built to run as hyperscale platform in data centers.
The Mono Lake platform was originally open spec'd and built by Facebook (now Meta) - with it, we can build powerful data center class computing engines that run modern workloads. But because the platform is 4 years old, it needed to move from a singular purpose to general purpose. This talk will be focused on the journey of opeining up the Mono Lake platform and the end result and the work still left to do.