Facebook plans open-source storage hardware
Feb 28, 2012, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Clark)
"The designs should become available in May via Facebook-spinoff
the Open Compute Project, the company confirmed to ZDNet UK on
Friday. The move will come a year after it started publishing the
design specifications of its own ultra-efficient servers.
"'We're taking the same approach we took with servers ?
eliminate anything that's not directly adding value,' Frank
Frankovsky, Facebook's director of technical operations, told
Wired. 'The really valuable part of storage is the disk drive
itself and the software that controls how the data gets distributed
to and recovered from those drives. We want to eliminate any
ancillary components around the drive ? and make it more