Data Centers

    • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

      With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee. Facebook also highlighted its Voyager transponder, saying in a blog post that it was built on the data-center tech ...

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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)

    … What do Facebook and Hans Christian Andersen have in common? According to reports, the answer may be Odense, Denmark. Danish news site Fynes.dk 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…

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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

    … and common network protocols. Finally, Facebook announced at the @Scale event that it deployed its MyRocks next-generation MySQL storage engine, based on RocksDB, in one of its largest database services, the UDB tier, adding in an email to SocialTimes: After deploying MyRocks to this tier in one of our data center regions, we were able to use 50…

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

    … to more rapidly prototype hardware in-house for initiatives including Oculus VR, Facebook Connectivity Lab, Building 8 and general infrastructure. Burns and Greaves said the hardware lab has two main areas: electrical engineering labs and prototyping workshops. The electrical engineering labs allow various teams to test and debug their designs…

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

    … code by running CT-Scan on a single device that they had at their desks. This didn’t scale—we needed to be able to run tests on more than 2,000 mobile devices to account for all the combinations of device hardware, operating systems and network connections that people use to connect on Facebook. Today, in our Prineville data center, we have a mobile…

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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

    … the Wellsburg wind farm, as tracked by renewable energy certificates. This wind farm adds 140 megawatts of new renewable energy to the grid and is enough to match our projected load. We’ve built the Altoona data center to be efficient and sustainable. Like our other data centers, Altoona is cooled by 100 percent outside air and features the latest…

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

    … and data-center hardware designs for scalable computing.” Open Compute Project said on the event page: The upcoming summit offers you the chance to showcase your products and services, generate quality leads, meet with business partners and network with OCP customers, contributors and executives. OCP also announced an engineering workshop the day before OCP U.S. Summit 2015, March 9, saying that limited tickets are available. …

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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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