Open Compute Project is Open Source for Greener Datacenters

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HP’s Marc Hamilton has written an interesting post on Facebook’s new Open Compute Project, a year-long quest to build one of the world’s most power-efficient datacenters right here in Oregon.

“Nearly every HPC data center could benefit from design concepts in Open Compute’s data center specifications for electrical, mechanical, and battery backup systems. Unfortunately, building your own Open Compute server from the specs is probably a lot easier than replicating the data center electrical, mechanical, and battery systems to achieve the 1.07 PUE achieved by Facebook. You can, however, get many of the same data center efficiencies from an HP POD (Performance Optimized Datacenter).”