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 Post subject: Facebook's Open-Source's its Server Hardware
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Facebook has open-sourced its server architecture under the name "Open Compute"

It claims that the design of the new servers is 38 percent more power efficient than its older models, and costs 24 percent less to make.

"...the design of the Open Computer servers could be applied to a broad swathe of the industry."

Unlike other open-source licenses, designers aren't required to contribute back to the Open Compute designs if they incorporate them and then layer on their own expertise, Facebook's Frankovsky said

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... ry_s_elite

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383283,00.asp

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technol ... nters.html

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 1ISBVB.DTL

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook's Open-Source's its Server Hardware
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:51 am 
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I don't see anything new or radical, just some old (and sensible) ideas finally implemented.

The chassis has a lot of wasted space for most applications..


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