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When Facebook was scaling its technologies and pivoting to completely public use in the late 2010s, it started an internal project around data efficiency and scalability. The goal was to end up with a solution that provided scalable resources, efficient compute, and enabled cost savings. In 2011, combined with Intel and Rackspace, the Open Compute Project was launched to enable a set of open standards that could benefit all major industry enterprise players. OCP is also a fluid organization, providing its community a structure that is designed to enable close collaboration on these evolving standards, pushing for 'commodity hardware that is more efficient, flexible and scalable, throwing off the shackles of proprietary one-size-fits-all gear'. OCP also has a certified partner program, allowing external customers...

Mandatory Socialization: Facebook Accounts To be Required for Oculus Headsets

Signaling the end to any remaining degrees of separation between Facebook and its VR headset division, Oculus, today the social media company announced that it will be further integrating...

73 by Ryan Smith on 8/18/2020

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Facebook Zion Unified Training Platform

Facebook is presenting details on Zion, its next generation in-memory unified training platform.

0 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

The Next Generation Open Compute Hardware: Tried and Tested

Open source software has been the basis of most of the innovation in IT the past years: virtualization, the new mobile OS (Android and IOS), the lionshare of new...

28 by Johan De Gelas & Wannes De Smet on 4/28/2015

Facebook To Acquire Oculus VR Inc for $2 Billion

Back in September 2012, a $2.4 million Kickstarter campaign finished to help develop the next wave of immersive gaming in Oculus Rift. The premise behind Oculus Rift is...

46 by Ian Cutress on 3/25/2014

Facebook Announces Home, and HTC First

Today saw some interesting news from Facebook, which announced a new Android experience named Facebook Home, and alongside a new handset from HTC which will run it out of...

21 by Brian Klug on 4/4/2013

Apple Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.2 w/ Facebook Integration

As expected, Apple has released Mountain Lion 10.8.2 today in conjunction with the release of iOS 6. A slightly updated build (12C53) was released to developers last week as...

14 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

Facebook's "Open Compute" Server tested

Facebook had 22 Million active users in the middle of 2007; fast forward to 2011 and the site now has 800 Million active users, with 400 million of them...

68 by Johan De Gelas on 11/3/2011

The Sims Social Brings Storied Sims Franchise To Facebook

The Sims, the award-winning game from Will Wright and Maxis, has entered the world of social gaming with The Sims Social. "Officially" in open beta as of today, The...

5 by Craig Getting on 8/18/2011

Ask the Experts, Enterprise & Cloud Computing: Answers part 2

Last year we ran a little series called Ask the Experts where you all wrote in your virtualization related questions and we got them answered by experts at Intel...

9 by Johan De Gelas on 7/29/2011

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