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Eran TalEngineering

OCP Summit 2017 — Facebook news recap

Posted about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

Sustainable materials in the data center

Posted about 7 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 9 months ago

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

Wedge 100: More open and versatile than ever

Posted about 10 months 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 12 months 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...

Jay NancarrowCommunications Manager at Facebook

Open Compute Project U.S. Summit 2016 — Facebook news recap

Posted about a year ago

Facebook contributed several new pieces of technology to the Open Compute Project this year in a continued effort to make its data centers more flexible and efficient. Read more...

Opening designs for 6-pack and Wedge 100

Posted about a year ago

Facebook's newest networking contributions to the Open Compute Project are Wedge 100, a 32x100G network switch, and 6-pack, an open modular switch platform. Read more...

Chris PetersenEngineering

Introducing Lightning: A flexible NVMe JBOF

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Open Compute · Storage · Data Centers

Lightning is a new NVMe-based storage platform built to improve flash capacity and performance while providing a common driver and management interface. Read more...

Jubin MehtaEngineering

OpenBMC: One board management software for all hardware at Facebook

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Open Compute · Storage · Data Centers

Running OpenBMC across network, compute, and now storage platforms is another step in building a more flexible and reliable infrastructure. Read more...

Jay NancarrowCommunications Manager at Facebook

Register for OCP U.S. Summit

Posted about a year ago
blog post · Open Compute

The event will take place March 9 and 10 at the San Jose Convention Center. Read more...

Jason TaylorEngineering at Facebook

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

Posted about a year 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...

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...

Thomas FurlongEngineering

Facebook in Ireland: Our newest data center

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Data Centers · Compute · Open Compute · Storage

The facility will be one of the most advanced data centers in the world, featuring OCP server and storage hardware. 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...

Omar BaldonadoEngineering at Facebook

Milestones and plans for the OCP Networking Project

Posted about 2 years ago

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

Aaron BernsteinEngineering

More momentum on OCP adoption

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Open Compute

The deployment highlights the momentum of the OCP community and the industry. Read more...

Sai DasariEngineering

OpenBMC for server: Porting and supporting new features for “Yosemite”

Posted about 2 years ago

We've added a series of new features to the OpenBMC, most notably support for the multi-node 1S server platform code-named 'Yosemite.'. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

Open Compute Project U.S. Summit 2015 – Facebook News Recap

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Open Compute · Hardware

News from the 2015 Open Compute Summit. Read more...

Hu LiEngineering

Introducing "Yosemite": the first open source modular chassis for high-powered microservers

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

To provide our infrastructure with capacity that scales out with the demand, we designed a modular chassis that contains high-powered system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor cards, code-named “Yosemite.” Today, we're proposing the Yosemite design as a contribution to the Open Compute Project. Read more...

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