Monthly Archives: January 2012

Facebook Has Spent $210 Million on Oregon Data Center

Facebook has invested $210 million to build the first phase of its new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which has a capacity of 28 megawatts of power, the company and local economic development officials revealed this week. The disclosures, released in an economic impact study and a community economic forum, were the first public confirmations of the cost and power usage of the Facebook project.

A Peek Inside Facebook’s Oregon Data Center

Intel Team Inside Facebook Data Center

Tens of thousands of energy-efficient servers handle the deluge of data generated by more than 800 million users. Call it the heart of Facebook. Take an unusual peek inside one of the world’s largest data centers,Facebook’s monster server farm that opened in April 2011 in the remote desert town of Prineville, Ore., 150 miles east of Portland.

The next big thing for data centers: DC power

In 1893, Rudolf Diesel was awarded a patent for the diesel engine. Gandhi committed his first act of civil disobedience. Thomas Edison created the movie studio. And zany New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote. Nabisco invented Cream of Wheat. It was also the year that direct current (DC) took a back seat to alternating current (AC) after Niagara Falls Power Company chose AC transmission for its power plant.