Monthly Archives: September 2012

Inside Facebook’s lab: A mission to make hardware open source

Facebook lab shotAmir Michael, Facebook’s manager of system engineering, is stood in the company’s hardware lab trying not to get in the way of the assorted engineers, wheelie-chairs and bottles of water scattered around the room, describing Facebook’s attempt to democratise hardware. “We’re trying to take away a lot of the uniqueness of server design” to create a “clean, open canvas” for companies to base their datacentres around, he explains.

http://www.zdnet.com/inside-facebooks-lab-a-mission-to-make-hardware-open-source-7000004557/