"What we found over time is that a lot of the stuff that the mass manufacturers put out wasn't exactly in line with what we needed and what other social apps needed," Zuckerberg said at a media event at Facebook's Palo Alto, California headquarters on Thursday.
By sharing design specifications, he said he hoped to increase availability and demand for the specialized servers.
Dell will build servers based on those technical specifications, while Synnex Corp (SNX.N) will act as overall vendor for the systems. The technology will power servers in the social network's first custom-built data centre, in Prineville, Oregon. Until now, Facebook has leased data centres for its infrastructure.
Facebook teams up with tech firms on Open Compute Project
Posted on Friday, Apr 08 2011 @ 21:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck