Facebook and eBay swap energy tips for data centers

October 18, 2010 No Comments

Facebook says it saved $230,000 a year at one facility largely through better airflow management

Facebook and eBay shared some tips this week for improving efficiency and cutting energy bills in data centers.

Some of their tricks will be applicable only for very large data centres – Facebook persuaded a server vendor to provide it with custom firmware to control fan speeds, for example – but others are relevant for mere mortals who don’t buy servers by the ton.

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