Facebook building one of the world’s most advanced data centres

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is building one of the world’s most advanced and energy-efficient data centres in Ireland.

“Facebook’s sixth data centre is now under construction in Clonee, Ireland. This will be our second European data centre, after Lulea in Sweden,” he said on Facebook.

“Data centres deliver all of Facebook’s services to you. They’re some of the most complex machines ever created.”

He said the data centre in Clonee will feature the latest server, storage, and network designs developed through the Open Compute Project, and will be powered by renewable energy.

“One interesting engineering detail is that we’re cooling the facility with outdoor air, but because this is near the Irish Sea we’ll be using an indirect air cooling process to filter the salt from the air,” said Zuckerberg.

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