Data Centers

  • 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.

    … 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

    … 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

    … 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

    … Why is there a wall featuring thousands of mobile devices, older and newer, in Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Ore.? It’s not there for decoration. Facebook production engineer Antoine Reversat described how Facebook examines the impact of code changes on thousands of devices in a blog post. Reversat wrote: Initially, engineers tested…

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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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  • 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

    … a strong culture. Analysts interviewed by Reuters viewed the news in a positive light, with Colin Sebastian of Robert Baird saying: There’s a fairly direct correlation between their investment in people and servers and infrastructure, and their ability to remain competitive. Sterne, Agee & Leach analyst Arvind Bhatia estimated that Facebook’s…

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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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