March 10, 2016

Google and Facebook Team Up to Open Source the Gear Behind Their Empires

At the annual Open Compute Summit in San Jose, California, Google announced that it too has joined the project. And it’s already working with Facebook on a new piece of open source hardware.

The announcement reaffirms the power of Facebook’s big idea. Google was the first company to rethink data center design for the modern age. For years, its technology was well ahead of anyone else. And when Jonathan Heiliger complained of that Fight Club mentality, Google was surely top of mind. But through the Open Compute Project, Facebook has pushed the rest of the industry forward.

Read more at Wired

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