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Blog posts tagged 'Hardware'

Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

Facebook's new tech at F8 2017

Posted about 7 months ago

Day two of F8 2017 was packed with announcements about Facebook's big technology bets across connectivity, video and virtual reality, and AI. Read more...

Yael MaguireEngineering

Connectivity: A building block approach

Posted about 7 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity · Research · Hardware

We're focused on developing next-generation technologies for specific use cases and working with partners to create flexible and extensible networks. Read more...

Sriram SankarEngineering at Facebook

Hardware Analytics and Lifecycle Optimization (HALO) at Facebook

Posted about 8 months ago

Having an array of real-time infrastructure data at our fingertips helps Facebook maintain hardware health at a global scale. Read more...

Eran TalEngineering

OCP Summit 2017 — Facebook news recap

Posted about 8 months ago

This year's announcements included an end-to-end server refresh, product updates, and new partner collaborations. Read more...

Arlene Gabriana MurilloTechnical Program Manager at Facebook

The end-to-end refresh of our server hardware fleet

Posted about 9 months ago

Innovations across our storage and compute hardware enable our server fleet to scale and improve performance of Facebook's apps and services. Read more...

Kevin LeeEngineering

Introducing Big Basin: Our next-generation AI hardware

Posted about 9 months ago

With Big Basin, we can train machine learning models that are 30 percent larger, which enables our researchers and engineers to move more quickly in developing increasingly complex AI models. Read more...

Jason AdrianEngineering

Introducing Bryce Canyon: Our next-generation storage platform

Posted about 9 months ago

Bryce Canyon will primarily be used for high-density storage and is designed to support more powerful processors and more memory, while also improving thermal and power efficiency. Read more...

Designing 100G optical connections

Posted about 9 months ago

The single-mode optical transceiver enables Facebook's data centers to serve traffic at 100 Gb/s while keeping power consumption low and increasing efficiency. Read more...

Michael LiberteEngineering at Facebook

The software ecosystem for storage hardware

Posted about 9 months ago
blog post · Hardware · Storage · Testing · Open Compute

Facebook's new Disaggregate Lab has been working with vendors to validate software solutions on open storage hardware. Read more...

Disaggregate: Networking recap

Posted about 10 months ago

Industry leaders in networking engineering share how disaggregating hardware and software fosters innovation. Read more...

The growing ecosystem around open networking hardware

Posted about 10 months ago

Several companies have developed solutions around Facebook's open networking technologies. Read more...

Sustainable materials in the data center

Posted about 10 months ago
blog post · Infra · Data Centers · Hardware · Open Compute

Building data center hardware from renewable natural fibers has helped Facebook reduce the environmental footprint of its hyper-efficient data centers even further. Read more...

Introducing Backpack: Our second-generation modular open switch

Posted about a year ago

Together with Wedge 100, Backpack brings us one step closer to the fully open 100G data center. Read more...

An open approach for switching, routing, and transport

Posted about a year ago

Facebook used Open Packet DWDM — a packet transponder and open line transport system with open optical specifications — to develop a new transponder platform called Voyager. Read more...

Wedge 100: More open and versatile than ever

Posted about a year ago

The specification for Facebook's second-generation top-of-rack switch has been accepted into the Open Compute Project. Read more...

Michael LiberteEngineering at Facebook

Facebook opens lab to others to validate infrastructure software

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Open Compute · Hardware · Testing

The new space was designed for vendors to test their software solutions on OCP contributed hardware. Read more...

Inside Facebook's hardware labs: Moving faster with more collaboration

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Infra · Hardware · Research

The state-of-the-art, 22,000-square-foot lab enables faster modeling, prototyping, and failure analysis in-house and better collaboration among teams. Read more...

Forrest BriggsEngineer at Facebook

Surround 360 is now open source

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Open Source · Hardware · Video

The hardware camera design and software stitching code makes end-to-end 3D-360 video capture possible in one system — from shooting to video processing. Read more...

Kashif AliEngineer at Facebook

Introducing OpenCellular: An open source wireless access platform

Posted about a year ago

The platform can be configured as a network-in-a-box or cellular access point and supports wireless network standards from 2G to LTE. Read more...

Brian K CabralDirector of Engineering at Facebook

Introducing "Here and Now" — a new short film shot with Facebook Surround 360

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Culture · Video · Open Source · Hardware

The short film showcases the potential of 3D-360 video for telling rich stories, sharing realistic experiences, and connecting people with one another. Read more...

Brian K CabralDirector of Engineering at Facebook

Introducing Facebook Surround 360: An open, high-quality 3D-360 video capture system

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Video · Hardware

The system includes a design for the camera hardware and the accompanying stitching code that marries the video from 17 cameras, vastly reducing post-production effort and time. Read more...

Facebook AI Research launches partnership program

Posted about 2 years ago

The Facebook AI Research Partner Program will donate 25 state-of-the-art GPU-based servers to EU research institutions to help advance the science of artificial intelligence. Read more...

Ted ReedSoftware engineer at Facebook

Hardware and firmware attacks: Defending, detecting, and responding

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Hardware · Security · Hacking · Open Source

Simple tools like osquery give defenders important insights about what's happening on their network so they can quickly detect a potential compromise. Read more...

Aaron BernsteinEngineering

Telecom industry embraces Open Compute Project

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Hardware · Compute · Open Compute · Data Centers · Open Source

Industry leaders are collaborating on a new effort focused on data center technologies for telcos. Read more...

Facebook to open-source AI hardware design

Posted about 2 years ago

Recent advances in machine learning and AI have been enabled by more powerful computers — specifically ones powered by GPUs. Read more...

Open networking advances with Wedge and FBOSS

Posted about 2 years ago

Work is already underway in scaling our software to operate at higher speeds and handle higher complexity. Read more...

Under the hood: Facebook’s cold storage system

Posted about 3 years ago

Finding a place for images to live so they can be instantly available is a recurring scale challenge for Facebook. Read more...

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