Facebook optimises software infrastructure for datacentre power efficiency
Facebook has developed a system called Autoscale to optimise its software infrastructure and make its datacentre more energy efficient. After making its datacentre hardware and server components more energy efficient, Facebook has now turned to optimising its software infrastructure for further power efficiency and reduced environmental impact. The social network has developed a system called Autoscale for power-efficient load balancing. Currently used in its production clusters, Autoscale has already provided “significant energy savings”, the social media giant said.