How Valuable is Facebook’s Energy Efficient Open Data Center Design?

Last week, Facebook’s Open Compute Project unveiled the details of its energy efficient server design, power systems and evaporative cooling system for its new data center in Prineville, Ore. That’s a lot of valuable intellectual property, and opening it up could push other data center giants in the field — notably Google, which has kept much of its efficient data center IP under tight wraps — to open theirs up as well. But how much is all of this information worth to data center operators?

Posted on 12/04/2011, in Data Center, Facebook, Open Source, Server. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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