The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board approved an $18 million tax break for Facebook, provided it creates at least 31 jobs in the area. There are also specific financial kickbacks from the city of Altoona.
Every like and comment and photo shared on Facebook has some ecological cost. The machines that process and store them use power, which still mostly comes from coal; and they need to be cooled.
IBM just announced that its cloud products and services will be based on open cloud architecture.
The technology could be used to give the entire Internet a boost of bandwidth with tiny, low-power devices.
Cloud computing giant Rackspace has announced plans to partner up with the leading providers of open source data centers.
When competitors become collaborators in an open-source race to the ecological top, everyone wins.
This was Facebook's year, with 1 billion users and an IPO. For many of the its first employees, it was the stuff dreams are made of -- until reality set in.
Facebook’s Open Compute Project, a huge effort to create and promote open-source hardware, is hosting its first-ever hardware hackathon.
The hackathon will take place next month in Santa Clara, Calif., at the OCP’s Open Compute Summit. The hackathon’s goal is …
Facebook's data center in North Carolina saw record temperatures this year. How did its open-source efficiency scheme work?
For the past year, Facebook has been leading a charge to open-source the world of servers and data centers, with the end goal being the cleanest, most energy-efficient Internet we humans can dream up.
And for the past year, we …
When Facebook decided to open-source the hardware that makes its data centers some of the most energy-efficient and innovative in the tech industry, others tech giants were eager to join in and open-source their Internet hardware as well. But not …
What do HP, Salesforce, AMD, VMWare, and Alibaba all have in common?
They’re all partners in the Facebook-led Open Compute Project, a group that aims to revolutionize computer hardware through the power of open-source collaboration.
Facebook’s Open Compute Project is …
Your Facebook profile doesn’t exist on your computer or in some nebulous cloud called “the Internet.”
It’s stored deep in the brick-and-mortar walls of real-world fortresses. It comes to life as electricity flows through wires that connect tens of thousands …
Today, Facebook announced it is opening up its fancy, redesigned data centers to help hardware hackers learn from and improve on their designs.
The Open Compute Foundation, announced today, will allow anyone to access the designs and specifications for Facebook’s …
This is the first of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is …