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Live Blog: Facebook Open Compute Initiative

April 7th, 2011 04:32 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Thumbnail image for facebook_logo-aug10.png We’re live blogging the Facebook event to unveil its open compute initiative. The event is detailing Facebook’s new data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Let’s get started.

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10:48 a.m. – Facebook is detailing how it cools the servers. The fan is larger, allowing for more air to cool the servers.

10:50 a.m.: Talk about encouraging people to adopt Facebook framework and its philosophy. It’s time to open the data center and stop treating it like “Fight Club.” Om Malik of GigaOm is moderating a panel.

Some photos from the event so far:

Overview shot:

Facebook power consumption:

10:54 a.m.: Graham Watson, chairman and founder of Rackspace, says the need to buy servers. They need to be efficient. Watson says a 10 megawatt data center costs $10 million. New data center that Facebook is launching will save $4 million, bringing cost down to $6 million. Watson says Facebook’s effort is part of the open effort we are seeing.

10:57 a.m.: Department of Energy CIO says energy efficiency is critical to being deloyed.

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