Zuckerberg at Ore. Facebook data center

Apr 16, 2011

(AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance Friday night in Prineville, Ore., at a community party for the grand opening of his company's new data center.

He told a crowd of about 300 people that building the data center "is a massive step up for us from the leased space that we've been operating out of before."

KTVZ says other officials joined state and local leaders earlier in the day for the official opening.

Facebook says the custom-built data center uses 38 percent less energy to do the same work as the company's existing facilities.

Servers inside data centers are the backbone of Internet services such as Facebook. They store and transmit billions of status updates, links and photos used by the social networking site's members.

Explore further: Australia says Bitcoin not taxable as currency

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

To boost innovation, Facebook opens server designs

Apr 07, 2011

(AP) -- Facebook says it wants to help others build startups more easily and efficiently by sharing the technology behind the servers that power its massive online social network. In turn, it hopes to benefit ...

Facebook opens core to outside developers

Apr 27, 2009

Facebook on Monday cleared the way for outside developers to craft software applications that do clever, creative or useful things with data streamed as updates at the social-networking service.

Facebook's CEO visits China's top search engine

Dec 20, 2010

(AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg toured the offices of China's top search engine Monday during a visit that has sparked speculation the social networking magnate is looking for business opportunities in the world's largest ...

Recommended for you

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

8 hours ago

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity ...

User comments : 0