Facebook's Open-Source Servers Will Change the Industry. Right?
Apr 09, 2011, 02:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."