New Facebook Data Centre in Sweden
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and owner of Facebook has posted some new photos about the first Facebook data centre built outside of the origin country (USA). The new Facebook Data Centre is built in Sweden and utilises state-of-the-art technology to be sustainable and more environment friendly.
The new data center, located at northern part of Sweden, takes advantage of its cold climate. The new data center is 10% more efficient and uses 40% less power compared to its traditional counterparts, according to Mark.
Facts About Facebook’s Luleå Data Centre in Sweden
- Facebook’s first data centre outside of the United States
- Given the cold climate, Facebook considered to use the heat generated to heat up water in swimming pool but cancelled the idea as it is deemed as uneconomic.
- The area of the data centre is 300 meters wide and 100 meters long.
- 3 diesel generators are on standby in case if power fails.
- The servers are built using Open Compute Project.
Cyberjaya is also known as a host to many data centres.