It seems that Facebook has released their entire data centre design and called it the Open Compute Project.
All we can say is, “Wow”!
Their data centre is significantly more efficient in its power usage over traditional data centre structures. Not only that, they _custom_ built their servers using commodity Intel and AMD boards, generic chassis, and more.
There is a lot of good reading on the site that covers the entire setup from start to finish including CAD drawings no less.
- Facebook: Building Efficient Data Centers with the Open Compute Project
- ZDNet: Facebook open sources its server, data center designs: Hardware fallout to follow
Very kewl stuff! :)
Hat Tip: Amy of Third Tier
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book