Gallery: Facebook Shares Multimillion Dollar Specs Behind Its New Energ...

 

Facebook spent tens of millions of dollars developing a super energy efficient data center, the specifications of which will now be available to whoever wants it. Following the success of open source software, the Facebook team shared the mechanical and technical specifications of their Prineville data center in Oregon. In addition to improving energy efficiency by 36%, the new data center is 24% cheaper than the company’s other facilities. Called the Open Compute Project, Facebook hopes the information will “demystify” the biggest capital expense of an online business and help global data centers worldwide improve their energy efficiency.

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  2. Howdy May 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    That’s really srhwed! Good to see the logic set out so well.

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