07 Apr '11, 5pm

Facebook Gives Specs For Efficient Servers and Data Centers to Public: Facebook wants to help you reduce your

Facebook Gives Specs For Efficient Servers and Data Centers to Public: Facebook wants to help you reduce your

Facebook wants to help you reduce your datacenter costs and energy consumption. Under the Open Compute Project, Facebook -- a social network that I believe employs Justin Timberlake -- has designed a server that consumes 38 percent less power than the off-the-shelf models the company previously used, thanks to components like the customized power supply and novel internal fans. The servers are then housed in datacenters that rely heavily on DC power to cut down on the number of conversions and transformations as a means of saving power. DC power, once obscure, is gaining more adherents , particularly in the realm of using it to run datacenters, because it can cut power consumption, equipment costs and real estate. A Facebook datacenter in Oregon based around these technologies also exploits ambient cooling instead of air conditioning. In the end, the combination of the ser...

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