Facebook’s Other Big Disruption

A computer motherboard called Grouphug allows different manufacturers' chips to be interchanged without altering other parts of the machine.Facebook just made a potentially game-changing announcement. It got less fanfare than Tuesday’s announcement that it is going into the social search business, but this other announcement may have bigger long-term implications for the technology industry. Put simply, some of the world’s biggest computing systems just got a little cheaper, and a lot easier to configure. As a consequence, the companies that supply the hardware to these systems may have to scramble to remain as profitable. The reason is a Facebook-led open source project.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/facebooks-other-big-disruption/

Posted on 17/01/2013, in Ecosystem, Facebook, Open Source. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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