Open Compute Project Could Increase Facebook's and the Whole Tech Industry's Data Center Efficiency

Today, Facebook announced the Open Compute Project, a collaborative endeavor to design the most efficient computing and the most economical data centers possible. Facebook’s head of technical operations, Jonathan Heiliger, explained that the one and a half year project to redesign its servers and data centers has helped Facebook to make its Prineville, Oregon data center’s servers 38% more efficient and 24% cheaper than the servers it used to buy.