Editor’s Pick “Two years ago, [open-source hardware] sounded like a crazy mangling of apples and oranges,” said Facebook’s Frank Frankovsky. “We’re just at the beginning of open-source’s impact on the hardware business.”
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 data center in North Carolina saw record temperatures this year. How did its open-source efficiency scheme work?
Today, Facebook announced it is opening up its fancy, redesigned data centers to help hardware hackers learn from and improve on their designs.
Editor's Pick 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 opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.