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Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

Facebook's new tech at F8 2017

Posted last Wednesday

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 a week 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...

Arlene Gabriana MurilloTechnical Program Manager at Facebook

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

Posted about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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...

Ibrahima BaEngineering

Airtel and BCS, with support from Facebook, to build shared fiber backhaul connectivity in Uganda

Posted about 2 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity

When completed, the new infrastructure will provide connectivity to more than 3 million people. Read more...

Evgeny KuzyakovVirtual Reality Hacker at Facebook

End-to-end optimizations for dynamic streaming

Posted about 2 months ago
blog post · Infra · Video · Virtual Reality · @Scale

From new geometries to being more selective in stream choice, we were able to decrease bit rates by up to 92% in some cases and decrease interruptions by more than 80% when streaming 360 video. Read more...

Disaggregate: Networking recap

Posted about 3 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 3 months ago

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

Sustainable materials in the data center

Posted about 3 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...

Glenn RivkeesProduction Engineer at Facebook

Legacy support on IPv6-only infra

Posted about 3 months ago

A series of changes to Facebook's load balancers allows IPv4 traffic to be served on its IPv6 data center infrastructure. Read more...

Roy ZhangEngineering

Favorite hacks of 2016

Posted about 4 months ago

Company hackathons spurred the development of several new products and tools in 2016. Read more...

Reviewing Aquila's first full-scale test flight

Posted about 4 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity · Research

Facebook is designing and building second-generation aircraft based on its learnings. Read more...

Introducing Backpack: Our second-generation modular open switch

Posted about 6 months ago

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

Introducing Community Cellular Manager: A management and deployment suite for small-scale cellular networks

Posted about 6 months ago

CCM is designed for reliable operation in environments with unreliable power and backhaul, providing fully disconnected operation for local voice and SMS services. Read more...

An open approach for switching, routing, and transport

Posted about 6 months 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...

Client-side ranking to more efficiently show people stories in feed

Posted about 6 months ago
blog post · Infra · Mobile · News Feed · Backend · User Experience

The ability to re-rank stories on device helps improve News Feed for everyone regardless of network connection. Read more...

Apache Spark @Scale: A 60 TB+ production use case

Posted about 8 months ago
blog post · Data · Infra · Data Infrastructure · Analytics · Backend · Open Source

Through a series of performance and reliability improvements, we were able to scale Spark to handle a TB-scale entity ranking system in production. Read more...

Yoshinori MatsunobuDatabase Engineer at Facebook

MyRocks: A space- and write-optimized MySQL database

Posted about 8 months ago
blog post · Data · Infra · Storage · MySQL · Backend · Data Infrastructure

Deploying MyRocks to a database tier in one of our data center regions enabled a 50 percent reduction in storage requirements. Read more...

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

Posted about 9 months 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...

Flying Aquila: Early lessons from the first full-scale test flight and the path ahead

Posted about 9 months ago
blog post · Infra · Research

The test flight marks an important milestone in Facebook's mission to make the world more open and connected. Read more...

Romain KomornEngineering

Making Facebook self-healing: Automating proactive rack maintenance

Posted about 10 months ago

Aggregate Maintenance Handlers provide a way to safely automate maintenance on multiple servers at once. Read more...

Kashif AliEngineer at Facebook

Introducing OpenCellular: An open source wireless access platform

Posted about 10 months 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...

Peter CottleEngineering at Facebook

Safety Check: Streamlining deployment around the world

Posted about 11 months ago
blog post · Infra · Web · Backend · Graph · User Experience

Scaling our infrastructure and automating many of the activation steps has enabled Safety Check to be launched anywhere around the world at a moment's notice. Read more...

Introducing DeepText: Facebook's text understanding engine

Posted about 11 months ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Research · News Feed

DeepText can understand with near-human accuracy the textual content of several thousand posts per second, spanning more than 20 languages. Read more...

Facebook Seattle moves into Dexter Station

Posted about 11 months ago
blog post · Infra · Culture · Seattle · Data Infrastructure · Storage · Platform

The open layout fosters Facebook's open and transparent culture, helping connect teams as they work together to connect the world. Read more...

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