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Google teamed up with Facebook’s “Open Compute Project” for informative data centres

Mar 11, 2016

Silicon Valley giant GOOGLE is teamed up with Facebook for Facebooks “Open Compute Project”. Five years back Facebook has started this project to change the way data centres are designed and operated across the world. Data centres are nervous system of internet that allows all kind of service to run.Google teamed up with Facebook

Google teamed up with Facebook’s “Open Compute Project” for informative data centres

To promote energy efficiency Facebook has founded open compute in 2011. As per Facebook this power efficient design has saved them around 2 billion US dollar to date. Jason Taylor, Vice president of Facebooks infrastructure said “Five years ago, it was pretty hard to build power-efficient data centres.” Now it can be purchased from different vendors, as open compute design became common.

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Another advantage of this system is that equipment from different vendors can work together as they have standardized the way different data centre components work together.  The head of Google’s cloud platform business Mr. Hölzle said. “We do try to eliminate gratuitous differences. Because over time they accumulate and make your life harder.”

As per Azure’s chief technology Officer Mark Russinovich all new equipment’s at Microsoft which drives Bing, Xbox Live and Office 365 cloud services is based on open compute design. Google is working with its energy efficient 48 volt server racks from 2010 and they are sharing this design so other can take advantage of power saving which is associated with high voltage hardware.

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The company said that now they are confident enough with the design to share it with the rest of the world. Google said it will help others “adopt this next generation power architecture, and realize the same power efficiency and cost benefits as Google.”

Search engine giant Google is yet to submit a proposed specification to the OCP yet and it has collaborated with Facebook to get it done. This rack design probably won’t be the last contribution of Google to this project. Microsoft, Intel and other big companies are also contributing new specification and technologies to this project.