Facebook Takes Open Compute Hardware to the Next Level

Originally posted on Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller

Rows of servers inside a a Facebook data center in North Carolina. (Photo: Rich Miller)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Facebook is creating the next generation of open hardware, building new technologies into its data center platform. The social network is leveraging an alphabet soup of  powerful technologies – including SSDs, GPUs, NVM and JBOFs – to build new servers and storage gear to accelerate its infrastructure.

These upgrades are part of Facebook’s vision to create a network of powerful data centers that will push the boundaries of delivering services over the Internet.

“Over the next decade, we’re going to build experiences that rely more on technology like artificial intelligence and virtual reality,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “These will require a lot more computing power, and through efforts like the Open Compute Project, we’re developing a global infrastructure to enable everyone to enjoy them.”

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