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Submission + - Facebook's Arctic Data Center Threatens The Hardware Biz (

pacopico writes: With a new PUE score of 1.04, Facebook's Swedish data center has officially become the world's most efficient computing center. As Businessweek reports, the iron inside is made up of all Open Compute designs — including servers, storage and top of rack switches — that come from Asian ODMs. According to the venture capitalist Peter Levine hundreds of billions of dollars in data center purchases could swing toward the Facebook-style designs and put a world of hurt on companies like IBM, Dell, HP and Cisco — all of which are fighting back to varying degrees.
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Facebook's Arctic Data Center Threatens The Hardware Biz

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