• 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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  • 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…

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