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

    … Facebook opened up a lab in its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., for vendors to test their software on Open Compute Project hardware. Michael Liberte wrote in a blog post that Canonical and Red Hat were the first vendors to take advantage of the open lab, adding: Canonical and Red Hat were the first software vendors to come in and validate…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • 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 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…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 17 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- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    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

    …: Broadcom, Intel, Mellanox Technologies, and Accton have already contributed designs for open switches; Cumulus Networks and Big Switch Networks have made software contributions; and the development work and discussions in the project group have been highly productive. Today we're pleased to unveil the next step: a new top-of-rack network switch, code…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 7 readers -
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