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LinuxCon: How Facebook Monitors Hundreds of Thousands of Servers with Netconsole

By looking at the lowest level of data traffic, Facebook is able to identify potential server problems before they become outages.

Tags: open source, Linux, Facebook, bugs, servers, server hardware, LinuxCon, netconsole

Rivals Google, Facebook Team Up on Efficient Rack Design

The two hyperscale companies worked together through the OCP to develop a new Open Rack standard to drive data center efficiency and performance.

Tags: Facebook, Google, data center infrastructure, Open Compute Project, rack servers, hyperscale data centers

Hyperscale Environments Pressure Server OEMs

The Googles, Facebooks and Amazons of the world are buying a lot of servers, and many of them are coming from smaller ODMs.

Tags: Facebook, Amazon, Google, Dell, servers, Lenovo, Cisco Systems, hyperscale data centers, ODMs, HPE

Dell Brings Hyperscale Units Under Single Organization

The vendor is creating the Extreme Scale Infrastructure group to house its businesses that cater to an array of hyperscale organizations.

Tags: Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, data center infrastructure, telecommunications carriers, hyperscale architecture, HPE

eWEEK at 30: Intel, ARM Ramping Up Rivalry in Mobile, Server Markets

eWEEK 30: Intel is playing catch-up in the low-power mobile device market where ARM is its strongest rival. Now ARM is taking aim at Intel's bread-and-butter data center server market.

Tags: Facebook, Windows, Google, Android, Microsoft, IBM, iPhone, smartphones, Apple, Intel, Dell, HP, Atom, servers, x86, AMD, ARM, Samsung, Lenovo, nVidia, Qualcomm, Paul Otellini, asus, hewlett-packard, tablets, data centers, mobile devices, Moore's Law, Marvell, CPUs, SoC, Linaro, Mobile World Congress, Foxconn, PCS, Calxeda, Chromebooks, surface RT, hyperscale, internet of things, Advanced Micro Devices, OEMs, Pund-IT, microservers, merrifield, eWEEK 30, IoT, Brian Krzanich, system-on-a-chip, Silvermont

Open Compute Project Takes on Converged Infrastructure, Saves Facebook $1 Billion

Is converged infrastructure a "buzzword" for vendor lock-in?

Tags: Facebook, data center, servers, OCP, Converged Infrastructure, Open Compute Project

Facebook's Open Compute Plans to Remake Servers

The social networking site’s lead systems engineer details his company's approach and plans for changing server infrastructure.

Tags: open source, Facebook, servers, Open Compute

Open Compute Widens Servers with Open Rack

19 inch servers could soon become a thing of the past as the open source group pushes a new standard.

Tags: Facebook, server, data center, blade server, Server Blades, rack mount, Open Compute, Open Rack

Why Supercomputing Matters

What happens in high-performance computing eventually finds its way into mainstream computing. Keeping up with the latest innovations goes a long way toward managing a data center that meets your business' needs.

Tags: Facebook, Intel, HP, nVidia, supercomputing, TOP500, Open Compute

Facebook Faces Up to Power and Cooling Challenge

The popular social network site is cooling its enormous data center with outside air and evaporative cooling.
Tags: Facebook, data center management, green IT, power and cooling, green data center

Inside Ten of the World's Largest Data Centers

In pictures, here is an inside look at ten of the world’s largest data centers.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, server, data center

Facebook Data Centers Look to 100-Gigabit Ethernet

The company sees a need for 100-Gigabit Ethernet, some upgrades need 1 Terabit.
Tags: Facebook, data center, servers, EtherNet, 100 Gigabit

Facebook Servers Will Keep Employees Warm

Facebook said it will use several energy-efficient technologies in its new $180 million data center.
Tags: Facebook

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, GPMC 2.0

The new version of Group Policy Management Console, while not a significant departure from its problematic predecessor, offers various notable and useful improvements.
Tags: Facebook

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