Characteristics of Low Carbon Data Centers

A team of researchers including Eric Masanet at Northwestern University, Arman Shehabi at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Jonathan Koomey at Stanford University wrote an article in the current issue of the refereed journal Nature Climate Change, summarizing the key factors affecting the g (...)

Up next for the Open Compute Project: The Network

By Frank Frankovsky-Chairman/President, Open Compute Project A little more than a month ago, the Open Compute Project celebrated itstwo-year anniversary. When Facebookfirst launchedthe project, it was our hope that we could spark more conversation and more collaboration around the development of ef (...)

Hack Hardware with OCP at the GigaOM Structure Conference

Have a great idea for innovating data center technologies? Then join us for our second-ever hardware hackathon on June 18, 2013, at the GigaOM Structure conference. Your idea can win a $10,000 prize if it's best positioned to become a venture-backed startup. In addition to the prize money, the Open (...)

OCP Taiwan Chapter Launches

The Open Compute Project community keeps growing! We're excited to welcome the OCP Taiwan chapter, which launched May 23, 2013. It's the second international chapter, after OCP Japan. OCPT, through its founding member Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), will set up an OCP Certification (...)

Results from the Second OCP Hardware Hackathon

More than 60 hackers came from across the country and around the world to the Facebook campus this week to hack hardware designs at the second Open Compute Hardware Hackathon. The winning entry, a mesh network debugging tool, was announced at the GigaOm Structure conference and the team took home $1 (...)

Open Compute Summit IV: Hardware Hackathon

Last week at the fourth Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, we held the first-ever OCP hardware hackathon. In just nine hours, a group of about 70 hackers generated seven really interesting hardware designs โ€” all of which could now be turned into physical products that are ready to plug in and power (...)

OCP-APAC

The Open Compute Project is hosting its first international event in Hong Kong March 5th and 6th. Please join us for the event as we discuss the project in depth with the APAC community. We will focus specifically on the market conditions and unique position OCP can play in the Chinese and Japanese (...)

This Journey 2% Finished

Wow! I can honestly say that 2 years ago I never thought I'd have the privilege of announcing the Open Compute Project's second anniversary. It's been an incredibly productive two years. We've done astounding things and we're just getting started. In the past year, the Foundation has:Hired its first (...)

A new way to report PUE and WUE

Today Facebook launched two public dashboards that report continuous, near-real-time data for key efficiency metrics โ€“ specifically, PUE and WUE โ€“ for our data centers in Prineville, OR and Forest City, NC. These dashboards include both a granular look at the past 24 hours of data and a historical v (...)