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.

    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 as facilities ...

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  • Facebook Opens Lab for Vendors to Test Software on OCP Gear

    …), memory, cables, connectors, PCBs (printed circuit boards), power supplies and more in the case of any component failures—and the software is created to assume redundancy. Both the hardware and software solutions are developed, tested and supported by vendors, and are guaranteed to work together. System provisioning and management tools are also…

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  • Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

    … Former Google Fiber general manager Kevin Lo joined Facebook as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments. Kurt Wagner and Mark Bergen of Re/code reported that Lo ran Google Fiber for five years, leading its operations in its initial three cities, adding that he will not work on Internet.org Free Basics. Lo announced the move…

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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’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- 19 readers -
  • 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…

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

    … data centers on the planet. Like our other data centers, Altoona is cooled by 100 percent outside air, and it features the latest in hyperefficient Open Compute Project gear. Altoona is also our first data center to take advantage of our innovative new networking fabric, which will help us scale much more efficiently as more and more people connect…

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  • Facebook’s Altoona Data Center is Now Online

    …-efficient Open Compute Project gear. Altoona is also our first data center to take advantage of our innovative new networking fabric, which will help us scale much more efficiently as more and more people connect on Facebook around the world. Thanks to a new wind project in nearby Wellsburg, Iowa, Altoona will be powered by 100% renewable energy…

    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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