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Blog posts tagged 'Networking and Traffic'

Roy ZhangEngineering

Favorite hacks of 2016

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

Introducing Backpack: Our second-generation modular open switch

Posted about 2 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 2 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 3 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...

Ryan MackEngineering

Networking @Scale Boston

Posted about 3 months ago
blog post · @Scale · Networking and Traffic

Our third @Scale conference in Boston focused on the growing challenges engineers face scaling applications and services to millions and sometimes billions of people. Read more...

Wedge 100: More open and versatile than ever

Posted about 3 months ago

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

Najam AhmadEngineering

Building one of the highest-capacity subsea cables in the Pacific

Posted about 3 months ago

Increased capacity, flexible traffic routes, and adaptable system equipment are all things we look for when we consider new projects. Read more...

Angelo FaillaEngineering

DHCPLB: An open source load balancer

Posted about 4 months ago

From hackathon prototype to internship project, the new load balancer is now deployed across Facebook's server fleet to manage DHCP traffic. Read more...

Robotron: Top-down network management at scale

Posted about 5 months ago

The system's top-down approach translates human intentions into a set of distributed, heterogeneous configurations to manage Facebook's global network. Read more...

Kashif AliEngineer at Facebook

Introducing OpenCellular: An open source wireless access platform

Posted about 6 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...

Omar BaldonadoEngineering at Facebook

Growing the Wedge/Wedge 100 community

Posted about 7 months ago

Starting late last year and into 2016, we've seen several groups and companies start to experiment and develop on top of Wedge. Read more...

Petr LapukhovNetwork Engineer at Facebook

Introducing Open/R — a new modular routing platform

Posted about 8 months ago
blog post · Infra · Networking and Traffic

The new software powers Terragraph, our multi-node wireless network that delivers high-speed internet connectivity in dense urban areas. Read more...

James SedgwickSoftware Engineer at Facebook

Wangle — an asynchronous C++ networking and RPC library

Posted about 9 months ago

Wangle is a C++ library for building protocols, servers, and clients in an asynchronous, clean, composable, and scalable manner. Read more...

Introducing Facebook's new terrestrial connectivity systems — Terragraph and Project ARIES

Posted about 9 months ago
blog post · Infra · Networking and Traffic · Research

Connectivity Lab's two new terrestrial systems are focused on improving the speed, efficiency, and quality of internet connectivity around the world. Read more...

Gautam RoySoftware Engineer at Facebook

How we built Facebook Lite for every Android phone and network

Posted about 10 months ago

FB Lite is the fastest-growing version of Facebook, 100 million users in under nine months. Read more...

Connectivity Lab custom-designs two-axis gimbal for air-to-air and air-to-ground laser communications

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

We custom-designed a gimbal that is 2x lighter than the previous state of the art to be used onboard UAVs. The gimbal had to swivel, be lightweight, and be aerodynamically appropriate for the job. Read more...

Jason TaylorEngineering at Facebook

Adopting an open approach to global networks with the Telecom Infra Project

Posted about 11 months ago

As consumer demands for connectivity increase, the global telecom industry has an opportunity to take a fresh look at the engineering problems they present. Read more...

Connecting the world with better maps

Posted about 11 months ago

By applying computer vision techniques to satellite imagery, we can identify how populations are distributed in remote locations and determine the best way to provide connectivity in those areas. Read more...

NetNORAD: Troubleshooting networks via end-to-end probing

Posted about 11 months ago

NetNORAD troubleshoots issues independently of device polling to help keep Facebook's massive networking infrastructure up and running. Read more...

Under the hood: Broadcasting live video to millions

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Data · Mobile · Networking and Traffic · iOS · Caching · Performance

Solving for traffic spikes through load balancing and enabling RTMP playback to bring latency down to a few seconds are some of the ways we enabled seamless live video sharing on Facebook. Read more...

Open networking advances with Wedge and FBOSS

Posted about a year ago

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

Omar BaldonadoEngineering at Facebook

Milestones and plans for the OCP Networking Project

Posted about a year ago

OCP has made great strides in three priority areas: networking hardware, networking software, and testing. Read more...

Chris MarraProduct Manager at Facebook

Building for emerging markets: The story behind 2G Tuesdays

Posted about a year ago

Giving employees a seamless way to empathize with the people using Facebook on a 2G network. Read more...

Delyan KratunovEngineering

Performance instrumentation for Android apps

Posted about a year ago

Bytecode rewriting has allowed us to scale up our performance instrumentation, providing unique insights into the execution at runtime. Read more...

Paul SaabEngineering at Facebook

IPv6: It's time to get on board

Posted about a year ago

From better performance and engagement to a larger addressing space, IPv6 has a host of technical benefits that should cause people to take a second look. Read more...

Martin KaFai LauEngineering

Linux IPv6 improvement: Routing cache on demand

Posted about a year ago

One of our pain points in deploying IPv6 is the size of the routing tree. We've solved this scalability issue by creating routing cache on demand. Read more...

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