19 June 2011

Open Compute Project

A small team of Facebook engineers spent the past two years tackling a big challenge which was how to scale their computing infrastructure in the most efficient and economical way possible. Working out of an electronics lab in the basement of Palo Alto, California headquarters, the team designed the first data center from the ground up. 

The project, which started out with three people, resulted in Facebook building their own custom-designed servers, power supplies, server racks, and battery backup systems.

This particular data center  will use 38 percent less energy, while costing 24 percent less to build compared to other data centers. If a quarter of the data center capacity in the U.S. were built on Open Compute Project specs, Facebook says it would save enough energy to power more than 160,000 homes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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