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Facebook’s most important tech project has launched its first startup

amir-and-yoni-michaelLast week, Facebook’s extraordinary three-year-old Open Compute Project passed yet another milestone: it spawned its first commercial startup led by one of the people who helped birth the organization. And the startup, named Coolan, is following very closely in OCP’s game-changing footsteps. Coolan was founded by Amir Michael, the former leader of Facebook’s hardware design team who worked with Jay Park to build Facebook’s Prineville data center, one of the greenest data centers ever designed. (And much of it was designed on a napkin, too … read on.)