Facebook throws down efficiency gauntlet with real-time data and open-source dashboards

Facebook's Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) and Water Usage Efficiency (WUE) dashboardWhen I first visited Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Ore., in 2011, I felt privileged to spot some figures on the facility’s power-usage effectiveness (PUE) on a screen affixed to a wall. The PUE number, which gives a sense of how much of the energy gets consumed by computing gear, wasn’t exactly what some reporters wanted to know — total number of megawatts would have been better than PUE, and that sort of information came later — but it was a start toward transparency. Now, the PUE data won’t be such a big deal to catch a glimpse of anymore.

http://gigaom.com/2013/04/18/facebook-heads-down-efficiency-gauntlet-with-real-time-data-and-open-source-dashboards/

Posted on 18/04/2013, in Data Center, DCIM, Energy, Facebook, Management. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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