open compute project

  • Facebook’s Future Depends On Opening The Data Center

    Facebook’s Future Depends On Opening The Data Center

    Facebook is a data company. Today’s news about its new search features proves it. So did last week’s news about Facebook testing what it can charge people to send Mark Zuckerberg a message. And tomorrow at the Open Compute Summit, Facebook will again show why becoming the world’s largest data broker depends on the success of its massive data-center buildout. Read More

  • Open Compute Project: Can Facebook Help Save The World?

    Open Compute Project: Can Facebook Help Save The World?

    Hardware generally doesn’t interest me too much, so when I heard about the Open Compute project I didn’t give it too much attention. Casually reading up on the subject a little more left me even less interested. Why should Facebook have to design their own hardware, I wondered? Wouldn’t hardware vendors be clambering over each other to supply Facebook with gobs and gobs… Read More

  • Facebook's "Open Compute Project": Their Server/Datacenter Expertise Now Open To All

    Facebook's "Open Compute Project": Their Server/Datacenter Expertise Now Open To All

    We’re live today at a Facebook event at their headquarters in Palo Alto. They’ve already noted that this event won’t be about a consumer facing product, but instead will be about the underlying technology that powers the service. And to that end, they’ve announced a new iniative, The Open Compute Project. So what is it? Facebook is opening up the specifications and… Read More