Facebook Opts For Efficient Data Centers

US Environmental Protection Agency stated in one of its reports:

Servers and data centers, responsible for powering Internet companies like Google and Yahoo, are one of the nation’s fastest growing consumers of energy.

Facebook makes an attempt to convince the other technology industry to make their data centers energy efficient with a launch of Open Compute Project couple of days ago. Facebook is planning to collaborate with other Internet companies by sharing the customized technology used in the project that is highly energy efficient. This highly energy-efficient data center of Facebook is located in Prineville, Ore.

The reports say that the first devoted data center from Facebook consumes about 38 percent less energy to perform the same task as the existing Facebook facilities do. It is estimated that if the same energy efficient standards are adopt by a quarter of the existing data centers, the saved energy would be enough to power 160,000 homes in the United States.

It is a matter of common observation that majority of the Internet companies are reluctant in sharing designs, locations and other specs about their data centers. Contrary to this, Facebook is trying every possible way to release as much information about its data center in Prineville expecting the Internet companies to collaborate with them with a view to improve the efficiency of their servers and data centers.

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