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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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Microsoft joins Open Compute Project

Microsoft announced on Tuesday it will be joining the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) and will be contributing hardware specifications, design collateral (CAD and Gerber files), and system management source code for Microsoft’s cloud server designs. These specifications apply to … 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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