This initiative confirms the willingness of the company to have a say now in the field of computer hardware, servers, offering faster, cheaper and less energy.
The first social network in the world wants so share with the computer industry secrets of its data center in Prineville, Oregon, where a team of 3 engineers has been developing for 2 years for new technologies.
Servers in the Facebook datacenter consume 38% less electricity and cost 24% less expensive to maintain than equivalent facility.
Based on the model of open source software project Open Project Compute therefore wish to share the world the technological secrets that would ensure, it seems, improved efficiency of data centers.
The objective is to improve and consolidate the project by the expertise of industry heavyweights. Moreover, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Advanced Micro Devices are involved at this level.
Source: Building Efficient Data Centers With The Open Computer Projects