Facebook Shares Tech Secrets In ‘Open Compute Project'
The social network giant hopes to increase collaboration and make the Internet more energy-efficient.
Facebook is sharing information about its new data center in an initiative to improve collaboration and computer efficiency across the industry. It's new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which covers 147,000 square feet, is the result of it's goal to build one of the most efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest possible cost. It is 38% more efficient and 24% less expensive to build and run than other data centers.
Whereas technical specs for companies such as Google are a closely guarded secret, the infrastructure details for Facebook's new center can be found on it's Open Compute Project website. You can view information about their vanity-free servers, the mechanical design of the data center, and the energy efficiency.