Facebook wants to know even more about its users than it already does, and an eight-employee group referred to within the company as the AI (artificial intelligence) team is quietly working on incorporating deep learning technology, which uses simulated networks of brain cells to process data, MIT Technology Review reported.
Facebook is expanding into hardware, and we’re not talking about wrenches and pliers: The social network is building its own storage hardware to store uploads from its user base.
While the formal announcement of the Open Compute Foundation didn’t say anything about money, other than the fact that Don Duet from Goldman Sachs would entity, foundations typically administer charitable trusts and make grants. Hello, tax deduction!
Facebook held a grand opening for its first wholly-owned data center Prinville, Oregon on Friday.
Today’s announcement of the Open Compute project has spawned a half a dozen new hardware products released by participating hardware companies.
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Facebook is holding a press event at its headquarters next Thursday, April 7, and the invitation’s design suggests that the announcement could involve more energy efficient hardware run by the company.
Fusion-io filed for an initial public offering today. This storage company powers much of Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Oregon, and will soon do the same for the facility under construction in Rutherford County, North Carolina.