Facebook is coming to Richmond, and bringing tons of solar energy with it. The company will invest $1 billion in a data center and network of solar energy facilities.
The center of the country is proving to be the ideal place to add data center capacity. Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are investing $11 billion in cloud campuses across Iowa, Ohio and Nebraska.
As data volumes have soared along with its growth, Facebook has built a dedicated network to manage the huge flows of machine-to-machine M2M traffic between its data centers.
The rise of artificial intelligence, and the GPU computing hardware that often supports it, is reshaping the data center industry’s relationship with power density.
Facebook is beefing up its high performance computing horsepower with Big Basin, an AI server powered by eight NVIDIA GPU accelerators. Big Basin was introduced at today’s Open Compute Summit.
Facebook today introduced Bryce Canyon, a new storage unit that adds density by inserting 72 disks vertically into a 4U enclosure, boosting Facebook’s storage capacity. (Photo: Facebook)
As it approaches 2 billion users, Facebook is hitting a new phase of growth, which includes building even larger data centers, and more data centers on each cloud campus.
Microsoft, Google and Facebook are accelerating their data center expansion in Iowa. The three companies are investing nearly $7 billion in their cloud campuses in the state.
To scale up its Mobile Device Lab, Facebook built custom racks to house 2,000 smartphones for application testing in its Prineville data center. Here’s a look at the design process for this offbeat challenge.
The Big Sur GPU-powered server is the key to Facebook’s bid to create a smarter newsfeed for its 1.6 billion users around the globe. We see it in action at Facebook’s Oregon data center.