Data Centers

  • Facebook’s Eighth Data Center to Be Located in Odense, Denmark

    … Worth, Texas, Tuesday, this one will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and support thousands of jobs in the community over the next few years. Data centers are the physical infrastructure to support our community. They’re basically giant machines that control power, temperature, connectivity and maintenance for tens of thousands of little…

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  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    … for Account Kit to its Android software-development kit also emerged from a hackathon. Facebook also detailed its work on Nuclide and Atom at its multiple-day Space Camp hackathon: Nuclide is Facebook’s open-source integrated developer environment for iOS, React Native and web development. During our three-day-long summer hackathon, one engineer decided…

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  • Facebook, Google Team Up on Subsea Cable Across Pacific Ocean

    … estimated design capacity of 120 tbps. PLCN will also be one of the longest direct cable systems in the world, connecting Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Most Pacific subsea cables go from the U.S. to Japan, and this new direct route will give us more diversity and resiliency in the Pacific. As the number of people using Facebook applications and services continues to grow in the region, PLCN will help further connect Asia and our data centers in the U.S. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on PLCN? …

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  • Facebook Eyes Data Center in Odense, Denmark (Report)

    …. And Reuters added that the data center itself will occupy 184,000 square meters and spur the creation of some 1,200 jobs to build it. Facebook announced last month that it will build a data center in Los Lunas, N.M., joining four others in the U.S.—Fort Worth, Texas; Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Ore.; and Forest City, N.C.—as well as facilities in Clonee, Ireland; and Luleå, Sweden. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. …

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  • Facebook’s Next Data Center Will Be in Los Lunas, N.M.

    … By David Cohen on Sep. 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM Los Lunas, N.M., will be the site of Facebook’s seventh data center, the social network announced Wednesday. The new data center in Los Lunas is scheduled to go online in late 2018, joining four others in the U.S.—Fort Worth, Texas; Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Ore.; and Forest City, N.C.–as well…

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  • Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

    … percent less storage for the same amount of data compared with compressed InnoDB. Ultimately, this will allow us to use one-half as many server machines to host our MySQL databases. By sharing MyRocks with the community through open source, we hope that others can also take advantage of these efficiencies. Database engineer Yoshinori Matsunobu…

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  • Area 404: Facebook’s New 22,000-Square-Foot Hardware Lab

    … in the testing process, the networking team worked with the FSO (free space optical communication) team on breakthroughs in wireless transmission of data, and so on. We wanted to create more opportunities for these teams to come together; we needed a big, open space to complement our custom labs. So we built one, and we call it Area 404—named for our…

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  • How Facebook Sees How Thousands of Devices React to Code Changes

    … device lab—outfitted with a custom-built rack—that allows us to run tests on thousands of phones. The process of building a lab in our data center wasn’t a direct path, and we learned a lot along the way as we worked to scale out the promise of CT-Scan. However, before the mobile device lab came the sled, the gondola and the “slatwall.” Reversat…

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  • Open Compute Project, Telecom Giants Form OCP Telco Project

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM The Open Compute Project, which was founded by Facebook in 2011 to focus on technology for data centers, is taking aim at telecommunications. Open Compute Project president and chairman and Facebook vice president of infrastructure Jason Taylor announced in a blog post that AT&T, Deutsche…

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  • Facebook Data Center in Altoona, Iowa, Getting Third Building

    … By David Cohen on Jun. 3, 2015 - 9:00 AM Facebook’s data center in Altoona, Iowa, continued its rapid growth pace, as the social network announced that work will begin on a third building this summer. Plans for the second building on the site were revealed last April, and the data center went online last November. Site manager Brice Towns…

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