Facebook announced their new contribution to Open Compute Project (OCP) in order to scale computing infrastructure in the most efficient and economical way possible.
Facebook initially started the project last april 2011 and openly share designs of data centerproducts. “People are spending so much on infrastructure,” said Zuckerberg. The innovations from the project saved Facebook nearly $2 billion in infrastructure costs over the last three years. And in the last year alone, they have saved enough energy to power nearly 80,000 homes. The carbon savings associated with that energy efficiency are equivalent to taking 95,000 cars off the road.
Nearly 200 companies contributed to the implementation of power and cost efficiency to make the innovation of computing infrastructure become better.