Facebook Announces Open-sourcing Code for Data Center Dashboards

Process Efficiency

Facebook Open-Sources Code For Efficiency Dashboards At Data Centers

All Facebook, March 14, 2014

Facebook announced Friday that it is open-sourcing the code for the dashboards in its data centers that measure PUE (power usage effectiveness) and WUE (water usage effectiveness) levels.

The social network introduced the efficiency dashboards at its data centers in Prineville, Ore., andForest City, N.C., last April, with Facebook Sustainability Team Program Manager Lyrica McTiernan saying in the announcement:

Why are we doing this? Well, we’re proud of our data center efficiency, and we think it’s important to demystify data centers and share more about what our operations really look like. Through the Open Compute Project, we’ve shared the building and hardware designs for our data centers. These dashboards are the natural next step, since they answer the question, “What really happens when those servers are installed and the power’s turned on?”

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