Data Centers

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

      By David Cohen on Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM Facebook announced that it is teaming up with Google and Pacific Light Data Communication to build a state-of-the-art subsea cable under the Pacific Ocean. Construction on the Pacific Light Cable Network is slated to begin before year-end, and PLCN will have an initial estimated design capacity of 120 terabits per second.

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

      What do Facebook and Hans Christian Andersen have in common? According to reports, the answer may be Odense, Denmark. Danish news site reported that Facebook has been quietly working since December 2014 to buy a 500,000-square-meter plot in the Tietgenbyen commercial area of the city, which is also the author’s birthplace. And Reuters added th ...

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

    … as facilities in Clonee, Ireland; and Luleå, Sweden. Facebook said in a blog post: Los Lunas will be outfitted with the latest Open Compute Project compute, storage and networking technologies and will be powered by 100-percent renewable energy, making it one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in the world. To learn more about the new facility, visit the Los Lunas Data Center Facebook page.…

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  • Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

    … storage engine based on RocksDB. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that current video-stabilization technology is generally designed for videos with narrow frame views, such as those captured via smartphones, and for 2-D motion models, which is inadequate for 360 video, adding of its new technology: This new approach combines 2-D and 3-D…

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

    … Facebook announced the opening of a 22,000-square-foot hardware lab at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. CNC (computer numerical control) model maker Spencer Burns and mechanical and power manager Mikal Greaves said in a blog post that the new facility contains state-of-the-art machine tools and test equipment, which will enable Facebook…

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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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  • OCP U.S. Summit 2015 Set for March 10, 11

    … By David Cohen on Feb. 19, 2015 - 4:30 PM Registration is now open for OCP U.S. Summit 2015, which will be held March 10 and 11 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Facebook launched the Open Compute Project in 2011, and its mission is described as “to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage…

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  • HELP WANTED: Facebook Looking to Hire 1,200 People

    … Looking for a job? Facebook may be looking for you. Reuters reported that the social network is looking to fill nearly 1,200 positions “in the near term,” with many of those related to its Oculus VR virtual-reality acquisition, its desire to deploy drones to boost Internet connectivity and growth at its data centers. The hiring spree would…

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  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    … of our hardware steadily over the years through hardware and data-center design, but earlier this year, we also set out to improve the energy efficiency of our software. One major way we’ve saved energy is with Autoscale, which came to life in a hackathon. Autoscale is a power-efficient load-balancing system that allows us to reduce CPU (central…

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  • VIDEOS: Data @Scale Boston

    Featuring: Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston Site Lead Description: @Scale is a series of technical conferences for engineers who build or maintain systems that are designed for scale.   Building applications and services that scale to millions or even billions of people presents a complex set of engineering challenges, many of them unprecedented. The @Scale community is ...

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  • Facebook’s Altoona, Iowa, Data Center Goes Live

    … Facebook announced Friday that its data center in Altoona, Iowa, is now online and handling live traffic. The Altoona data center is cooled by 100 percent outside air and powered by 100 percent renewable energy, the latter due to a wind energy project in nearby Wellsburg. Site manager Brice Towns said in a note on the Altoona Data Center page…

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