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Blog posts tagged 'Infra'

Open-sourcing Katran, a scalable network load balancer

Posted about a month ago

Facebook is open-sourcing the Katran forwarding plane software library, which powers the network load balancer used in Facebook's infrastructure. Katran offers a software-based solution to load balancing with a completely reengineered forwarding plane that takes advantage of two recent innovations in kernel engineering: eXpress Data Path (XDP) and the eBPF virtual machine. Read more...

The next step in Facebook's AI hardware infrastructure

Posted about 3 months ago

Big Basin v2 offers a 66 percent performance improvement over previous generation hardware. Read more...

Fabric Aggregator: A flexible solution to our traffic demand

Posted about 3 months ago

The disaggregated design provides the flexibility, capacity, and speed to address our current needs and our future growth. Read more...

Peter KnowlesEngineering

How production engineers support global events on Facebook

Posted about 4 months ago
blog post · Infra · Production Engineering · Backend · Testing

The Production Engineering team at Facebook carefully plans and builds infrastructure to ensure service uptime and reliability. Read more...

David MortensonEngineering

2017 Year in review: Data centers

Posted about 6 months ago

Looking back at the new technologies and advancements from Facebook engineering in 2017. Read more...

Yael MaguireEngineering

Facebook and Airbus Working Together to Advance High Altitude Connectivity

Posted about 7 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity

One of the ways we’re helping bring the world closer together is by pioneering new technologies to bring affordable connectivity to more people, faster. Read more...

Aquila: What’s next for high-altitude connectivity?

Posted about 8 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity

A new blog series breaks down the technological, regulatory, policy, and business elements in the Aquila program. Read more...

Chuck RossiDirector of Engineering at Facebook

Rapid release at massive scale

Posted about 10 months ago
blog post · Infra · Web · @Scale · Backend · Development Tools · Tooling

This year Facebook moved to a quasi-continuous push system, delivering tens to hundreds of code changes to the website every few hours. Read more...

FCR: Open source command runner for network devices

Posted about 10 months ago

FCR allows applications to connect and run commands on thousands of network devices. Read more...

Steering oceans of content to the world

Posted about 10 months ago
blog post · Infra · Networking and Traffic

Edge Fabric makes Facebook's edge networking faster, less congested, and more flexible. Read more...

Martin Luis GomezEngineering at Facebook

Aquila's successful second flight: Another step forward in bringing the world closer together

Posted about 12 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity

The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, a milestone in the Aquila program's progress to help bring the world closer together through connectivity. Read more...

Dev Tools @Scale 2017 Recap

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Infra · Web · Mobile · @Scale · Development Tools · Tooling · Testing · Backend

More than 200 engineers gathered to discuss challenges with software development at scale, from source control and code quality to build and testing. Read more...

Jupiter: A high-performance job-matching service

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Infra · Backend · Development Tools · Tooling · C++

The automated system matches backend jobs to the machines best equipped to handle them in a matter of milliseconds. Read more...

Building Express Backbone: Facebook’s new long-haul network

Posted about a year ago

Increased bandwidth demand for replication of rich content like photos and video challenged the classic backbone network design. Read more...

Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

Facebook's new tech at F8 2017

Posted about a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year 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 a year ago

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

Sustainable materials in the data center

Posted about a year 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 RivkeesEngineering

Legacy support on IPv6-only infra

Posted about a year 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 a year ago

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

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