Category Archives: OSCON

OSCON Keynote: Open Compute Project

Next up was Jay Parikh from Facebook to talk to us about the Open Compute Project. Jay jumped in to explain where the project has come since last year … but didn’t explain what the project was, so this is from the official site:

Facebook comes to OSCON to promote open data center design

facebook_prineville_servers.JPGFacebook wants to share. When the social networking company opened its first data center last year in Prineville, it gave the tech press a tour and even let potential rivals inside. Facebook then launched the “Open Compute Project,” a collaborative initiative aimed at promoting open standards in data center design. The goal, the company explained, is to make data centers less expensive to build and more efficient to operate.