Facebook Challenges With Green, Open Source Data Center

April 8, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE: InformationWeek

Facebook claimed Thursday to have manufactured a more energy-conserving server for its new data center than either its predecessor data center or the servers typically constructed by mainstream server suppliers.

At a time when the clients accessing the cloud seem to be in a race to be the smallest, there’s another contest going on — to build huge data centers that use the least energy. Facebook, by publishing its server specs at OpenCompute.org, illustrated both that it had borrowed key design principles from its predecessors, while at the same time advancing the state of the art.

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