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OCP U.S. Summit 2015 Set for March 10, 11

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OCPUSSummit2015BannerRegistration is now open for OCP U.S. Summit 2015, which will be held March 10 and 11 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

Facebook launched the Open Compute Project in 2011, and its mission is described as “to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data-center hardware designs for scalable computing.”

Open Compute Project said on the event page:

The upcoming summit offers you the chance to showcase your products and services, generate quality leads, meet with business partners and network with OCP customers, contributors and executives.

OCP also announced an engineering workshop the day before OCP U.S. Summit 2015, March 9, saying that limited tickets are available.

Article courtesy of SocialTimes Feed

Google Launches Open-Source, Cross-Cloud Benchmarking Tool

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Google Data Center

Canonical’s Stripped-Down “Snappy” Ubuntu Comes To Google’s Compute Engine

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Google Drops Some Of Its Cloud Computing Prices — Again

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PRY_22 (1)

Mesosphere Comes To The Google Cloud Platform, Integrates Google’s Open Source Kubernetes Project

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Google Data Center

Google Compute Engine Adds New Zones In US And Asia

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Facebook’s New Open-Source Data Switch Technology Is Designed For Flexibility And Greater Control

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Facebook's new open source top of rack switch broken down by component parts.

Google Bets Big On Docker With App Engine Integration, Open Source Container Management Tool

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Google Makes CoreOS A First-Class Citizen On Its Cloud Platform

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Facebook building data center in Sweden using new architecture

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A rendering of Facebook’s Luleå 2 Rapid Deployment Data Center (RDDC)

If you’re near Luleå, Sweden, you could witness the first Facebook data center being built using a new kind of architecture.

Rapid deployment data center design (RDDC) is a new kind of building concept from Open Compute Project, an industry-wide coalition of technology companies that is creating cost and energy efficient designs and sharing them for free under an open source model. This new design idea that will allow Facebook to expand its capacity twice as fast. The concept was discussed during the Open Compute Summit in January. This will be the second data center building in Luleå, but the first using this new architecture.

This new approach to data center design will enable Facebook to construct and deploy new capacity twice as fast at its previous approach. It will be much more site-agnostic and reduce the amount of of materials used during construction.

The RDDC concept for Facebook began with a hack. In October 2012, Open Compute’s data center strategic engineering and development team and several construction experts came together to hack on a design for a data center that would look less like a construction project and more like a manufactured product. From this hack, a couple of core ideas for streamlining and simplifying the build process emerged.

The first idea developed during the hack was using pre-assembled steel frames. This concept is similar to that of a car on a chassis, where the frame is built and components are attached via an assembly line. In this model, cable trays, power bus ways, containment panels, and even lighting are preinstalled in a factory.

The second idea was Ikea-inspired flat-pack assemblies. Instead of creating a data center where all the weight is carried by the roof, Open Compute sought to develop a concept where the walls of a data center would be paneled to fit into standard modules that would be easily transportable to a site, much like an Ikea bookshelf fits neatly into one box.

Construction on the Luleå data center is expect to being soon using RDDC designs.

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

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