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Facebook’s 1 PetaByte box

Facebook has developed a prototype Blu-ray system capable of storing 10,000 discs and 1 petabyte of data in a single cabinet, with plans to scale it to 5 petabytes per cabinet. Blu-ray storage would save the company 50 percent in … Continue reading

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Facebook porting its PHP engine to ARM

A post by Facebook on the Hip Hop Virtual Machine blog on Thursday indicated that the team is implementing ARM processor support in its translation engine. This will turn Facebook’s PHP code into 64-bit x86 instructions to execute on compute … Continue reading

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Facebook unveils Presto: exabyte scale query engine

At a conference for developers at Facebook headquarters on Thursday, engineers working for the social networking giant revealed that it’s using a new homemade query engine called Presto to do fast interactive analysis on its already enormous 250-petabyte-and-growing data warehouse. … Continue reading

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Open Compute 2013 – Silicon photonics, SOCs and new Facebook server design

Last week, during the Open Compute Summit, the new tehnologies that the group members are developing were presented: Silicon photonics: Intel is contributing designs for its forthcoming silicon photonics technology, which will enable 100 Gbps interconnects — enough bandwidth to … Continue reading

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