Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project initiative was announced in April 2011 by Facebook to openly share designs of data center products.The effort came out of a redesign of Facebook's data center in Prineville, Oregon.The leader of the effort is Frank Frankovsky. After two years, it was admitted that "the new design is still a long way from live data centers."However, some aspects published were used in the Prineville center to improve the energy efficiency, as measured by the power usage effectiveness index defined by The Green Grid.Components include: Server compute nodes included one for Intel processors and one for AMD processors.
Posts about Open Compute Project
  • 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.…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Facebook Opens Lab for Vendors to Test Software on OCP Gear

    … their software on three of Facebook’s open hardware components: dual-socket Leopard servers (below), Honey Badger storage enclosures (below) and Knox JBODs (just a bunch of disks) (above). Canonical and Red Hat deployed their most popular software packages to see if there were any compatibility challenges, and the results were what we had hoped…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
  • Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

    … to make the world more open and connected–from partner oriented initiatives like OCP (Open Compute Project) and TIP (Telecom Infra Project) to new wireless connectivity technologies and long-haul fiber optic cables. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues in leveraging Facebook’s open and collaborative approach…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 22 readers -
  • 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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Facebook’s Next Data Center: Fort Worth, Texas

    … and sustainable data centers in the world. It will feature the latest in our Open Compute Project hardware designs—including Yosemite, Wedge and 6-pack—and it will be cooled using outdoor air instead of energy-intensive air conditioners. (Yes, we can make that work even in the middle of the kinds of summers we have here in Texas.) Readers: What do you think of Facebook’s selection of Fort Worth? Fort Worth Stock Yards image courtesy of Shutterstock. …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 20 readers -
  • 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. …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Facebook’s Altoona, Iowa, Data Center Goes Live

    … allows for a dramatic increase in network capacity and scalability — especially important for the social network’s large volumes of “machine-to-machine” traffic. Alexey Andreyev offered more details on the company’s new networking fabric in a post on its engineering blog. Our previous data-center networks were built using clusters. A cluster…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Facebook’s Altoona Data Center is Now Online

    … Facebook’s newest data center in Altoona, Iowa, is now online. Along with our Prineville, Forest City, and Lulea data centers, Altoona is now one of the cornerstones of the global infrastructure that brings Facebook to you every day. Like our other data centers, Altoona is cooled by 100% outside air, and it features the latest in hyper…

    Facebook Newsroomin Facebook- 2 readers -
  • Wedge, FBOSS Aimed At ‘Disaggregation’ Of Facebook’s Data Centers

    …, internal temperatures, and voltage levels, in order to help the social network determine optimal power usage, performance, and predictive maintenance. We're big believers in the value of disaggregation — of breaking down traditional data-center technologies into their core components so we can build new systems that are more flexible, more scalable…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 7 readers -
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