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Facebook's Futuristic Data Center: Inside Tour

Facebook's cutting-edge data center in the high desert of Oregon represents the future. Take a look at the technologies and choices that make it tick.
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Data center manager Joshua Crass discusses the layout of servers in one of the suites of Building Two. Each building is divided into four server suites, with servers arranged along open cold aisles. The back sides of the servers face an enclosed "hot aisle," where heat is collected and siphoned to chambers in the building's top floor. From there it is either vented out of the building or mixed with cool outside air to be recirculated through the server areas.

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