2012 Forum – Open Compute Project

07 March, 2012 | Presentation

Jay Park, Facebook
Tom Furlong, Facebook

Facebook has completed the first phase of construction of a custom data center in Prineville, Ore., and is currently constructing greenfield sites in Forest City, N.C., and Lulea, Sweden. Previously, Facebook leased data center capacity, as is typical for internet startups. As demand continued to grow, it was clear that Facebook would reach a scale where design and construction of a customized site would be beneficial. Control of the application, the server configurations, and the data center design would allow for customization beyond what is typical industry practice. During the session, the following Open Compute Project technologies and topics will be discussed:

•Localized UPS
•Patent-pending electrical design
•Highly efficient evaporative cooling system
•Elimination of chillers and ductwork
•Lessons learned at Prineville and Forest City
•Future Design Considerations