The Open Compute Project: Why Facebook Is Giving Away The Goods

Facebook Open Compute ProjectThis week, Facebook did something that would be unthinkable for most tech companies: it created a product cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally sound than the industry standard, then provided explicit instructions detailing exactly how to build it. Under an initiative dubbed the Open Compute Project, Facebook released designs for the technology powering its new data center in Prineville, Ore., which Facebook says is 38 percent more efficient and 24 percent cheaper to run thanks to its custom engineering.

Posted on 08/04/2011, in Data Center, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Server. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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