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Facebook building world’s most advanced data centre in Irish village

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Facebook building world’s advance data centre:


Facebook has announced that,it is building a new data centre which is world’s advance data centre in Clonee, Ireland, a small village close to Dublin.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that it will be worlds advance data centre which will be the social network’s second Data Centre outside of U.S and globally its sixth.

According to Mark, new centre will be located just a 30-minute drive from Facebook’s international headquarters in the country’s capital which is so nearby.It cost nearly €200 million(approx. £152 million) and 2000 people works during its construction.They focused to launch this centre early 2018.

The new centre  will cover 31,000 sq.m area and with planning permission which already received for a second building on the Clonee site which is great to hear but it is unclear whether construction will start on this project at the same time or not.

Zuckerberg Comment:

On the launch of the new Irish centre, Zuckerberg said: “Clonee Data Center will be one of the most advanced and energy efficient data centers in the world. It will feature the latest server, storage and network designs developed through the Open Compute Project, and will be powered by 100% renewable energy.”

The Open Compute Project was founded in 2011.Organisation dedicated to sharing innovative data centre design and products to make them more efficient and successful. Members also include Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and also Bank of America.

In this case,Mark noted that renewable energy will be wind power.Clonee centre will be cooled with air from outside.It is a method which will incorporate an indirect system to filter the salt from winds of Irish Sea.

The CEO added: “We’re glad to be investing in Ireland, to become a part of the Clonee community, and to continue building the massive infrastructure that connects our global community.”

In History,Facebook’s first data centre outside of the U.S. is located in Lulea, Sweden, and is similarly based on Open Compute Project efficient designs.It opened in 2013,the colocation bases are powerded by generated hydro-electricity and use the cold Nordic air to cool the heated servers.They also used Waste heat to heat support rooms and offices on site.

Last year,BladRoom is British company which specialises in the design of data centre has filed a lawsuit against Facebook.They claimed that Facebook had stolen its designs, and that the substantial value of the work ended up in the Swedish Lulea centre.

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