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    Facebook Publish guide to energy efficient Server & Data Centre Design

    Hacking Conventional Computing Infrastructure

    We started a project at Facebook a little over a year ago with a pretty big goal: to build one of the most efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest possible cost.
    We decided to honor our hacker roots and challenge convention by custom designing and building our software, servers and data centers from the ground up.

    The result is a data center full of vanity free servers which is 38% more efficient and 24% less expensive to build and run than other state-of-the-art data centers.

    But we didn't want to keep it all for ourselves. Instead, we decided to collaborate with the entire industry and create the Open Compute Project, to share these technologies as they evolve.

    As a result of the Open Compute Project, Facebook's Oregon data center is now one of the most efficient in the world:

    Facebook’s energy consumption per unit of computing power has declined by 38%.
    The new data center has a PUE of 1.073, well below the EPA-defined state-of-the-art industry average of 1.51. This means 93% of the energy from the grid makes it into every Open Compute server.
    We've removed centralized chillers, eliminated traditional inline UPS systems and removed a 480V to 208V transformation.
    Ethernet-powered LED lighting and passive cooling infrastructure reduce energy spent on running the facility.







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    All I can say is that it is sexy. LOL

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    The neon PoE Fibre Optics is a very nice touch!

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    More details on the servers...

    http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/c...erver-designs/



    The design starts with a stripped down "vanity-free" chassis, designed in a 1.5U form factor to accommodate taller heat sinks and fans and improved airflow through the server.


    The motherboard was built by Quanta Electronics of Taiwan and can support 2 AMD Opteron 6100 series chips or 2 Intel Xeon 5500 / 5600 series processors. The AMD version has an upper limit of 384 GB of memory, while the Intel version can handle 288 GB.


    Open Compute power supplies allow servers to use 277-volt power instead of the traditional 208 volts. These units were designed by Facebook and built by Delta Electronics of Taiwan and California-based Power One. Note that the power supply includes two connections, one for 277V AC utility power and another for the 48V UPS system.


    The finished Open Compute Server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    The neon PoE Fibre Optics is a very nice touch!
    If they were green, it would look like you were in The Matrix.


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    wish someone could photoshop blue to green?>

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    wish someone could photoshop blue to green?>
    Voila!

    greeny.jpg

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    AWESOME!!

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    Wow. That 48v direct input into the PSU is a really neat idea!

    I wish my server room looked like that

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Wow. That 48v direct input into the PSU is a really neat idea!

    I wish my server room looked like that

    Butuz
    Mine glows a shade of Blue from Smoothwall and Green from Switches and Oracle Hardware Will that no do for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Mine glows a shade of Blue from Smoothwall and Green from Switches and Oracle Hardware Will that no do for you
    Photo? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Photo? :P
    IMAGE_308.jpg there ya go

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    IMAGE_308.jpg there ya go
    Thanks! Mmm Shiny -- SAN's are at the bottom

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    Looks very similar to how google have the systems setup.

    I think someone on here has his terminal severs like this also.

    Does anyone have the original link to the article please?

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    It's in the 1st post - Open Compute Project

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