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Facebook Boosts Open Compute Server Platforms with New Designs

Mar 09, 2017, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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Facebook is updating its server hardware portfolio with updates of existing designs as well as new server and storage platforms.

Among the updates is the new Big Basin GPU server that is used for high-performance artificial intelligence and neural networking efforts at Facebook. The Big Basin is the next generation of Facebook's Big Sur GPU server, providing more power and throughput. On the memory side, Big Basin provides 16 GB of memory.

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