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Facebook: The Wimps Will Inherit the Data Center


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Frank Frankovsky, Facebook

Facebook hardware man Frank Frankovsky outside the company's new HQ , aka the former home of onetime hardware giant Sun Microsystems.

Credit: Jon Snyder / Wired

Unlike Google, Facebook believes the wimps have a future in the data center. As various academics and free-thinking startups seek to reinvent the server using ultra-low-power processors—aka "wimpy cores"—Google continues to downplay the idea, and because it's Google—the company that led a data-center revolution over the last several years—people are listening.

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