Facebook is sharing some of the secrets that help make its Prineville, Oregon, data centre one of the world's most efficient.
The company has released specifications for its Open Compute Project -- Facebook's secret data centre recipes for rack-mounted servers that weigh less and power systems that are more efficient - and also is talking about its methods for cooling lots of computers without air conditioning. Call it an open-source data centre design. Facebook thinks that by sharing information it can help make data centres better. That will be good for Facebook, but also good for new businesses that crunch a lot of data, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said.