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Facebook's Open-Source Servers Will Change the Industry. Right?

Apr 09, 2011, 02:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hachman)

"Facebook said Thursday that it is making the design documents and specifications of the servers used at its Prineville, Ore. data center public at OpenCompute.org. The company claims that the design of the new servers is 38 percent more power efficient than its older models, and costs 24 percent less to make.

"Both Dell and Hewlett-Packard were in attendance at the Facebook event, and Dell's Data Center Solutions group said has designed and built a data center solution using components from the Open Compute project. Dell said separately that it will invest $1 billion to deliver solutions including cloud services, and build multiple data centers over the next 24 months to deliver private and public cloud technologies."

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