Facebook and Open Compute want a biodegradable server chassis

Open compute serversFacebook is sponsoring an Open Compute Foundation contest with Purdue to develop a more sustainable server chassis. The goal of the contest is to build a biodegradable box — instead of steel casing — to hold the innards of a server. Since most companies replace their servers every two to three years (the Purdue contest site says four), why not make the case out of something that doesn’t need to be recycled at the end of its rather short life? From the design challenge web site

http://gigaom.com/2012/11/08/facebook-and-open-compute-want-a-biodegradable-server-chassis/

Posted on 08/11/2012, in Academic, Server. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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