Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Facebook and Natural Disasters: Extreme Scale Data Center Resiliency

Fans of “The Social Network,” a movie about the early days of Facebook, (and one that, last we heard, Mark Zuckerberg has never seen), will remember the scene when ...Full Article

OCP Tackles ‘Big Software’ Compatibility Issues

The Open Compute Project spearheaded by Facebook continues to wring out "big software" platforms such as the latest release of OpenStack, container orchestrators like Kubernetes along with block and ...Full Article

Facebook AI Effort Looks to Extend Search Engines

Facebook is rolling out a "deep-learning based text understanding engine" that leverages neural network architectures and promises to challenge the Google search engine by bringing "near-human accuracy" to the ...Full Article

Transatlantic Cable To Boost Cloud Services

A new undersea fiber cable with an initial estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second announced this week by Facebook and Microsoft is billed as the first to connect ...Full Article

Partners Combine Ceph Storage, Flash

An open source option will be combined with flash storage as part of an alliance unveiled this week in a bid to make scale-out storage easier and cheaper. Red ...Full Article

Intel, Facebook Accelerate Datacenters With FPGAs

Intel Corp.'s plan to combine its next Xeon processor with a batch of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) along with ongoing collaboration with Facebook aims to accelerate a growing ...Full Article

Facebook’s ‘Building Blocks’ Mantra Includes Intel

Facebook executives touted the advantages of its datacenter "building blocks" approach during the Open Compute Project (OCP) summit as a way to achieve flexibility and faster scaling. Meanwhile, it ...Full Article

Open Compute Expands Switch Offerings

The networking branch of the Open Compute Project announced a pair of new standard switches this week along with plans in the upcoming year to focus on faster networking ...Full Article

Are Breaches Killing Flash?

Mozilla added the Flash Player Plugin to its roster of blocked add-ons, after yet another security alert from developer Adobe and following a public call for the end of ...Full Article

Wind Will Power New Facebook Datacenter

Facebook announced this week its fifth datacenter under construction in Fort Worth, Texas, would be powered by renewable energy sources, including wind. The social media giant said the new ...Full Article
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