facebook spying on us?

Callahan Warlick callahanwarlick at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 18:05:37 CDT 2011

It was a relative comparison, and it's off the shelf network gear.


On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:
> On 9/30/11 3:41 PM, Michael Painter wrote:
>> Steven G. Huter wrote:
>>> this August 2011 article in the Economist outlines some relevant info
>>> about the prineville, oregon FB datacenter.
>>> http://www.economist.com/node/21525237
>>> steve
>> Informative article..."It's the climate, stupid".
>> Got a laugh out of:
>> "The server racks are nearly silent, and their internal fans whirr
>> almost imperceptibly.
>> The only exceptions are network switches which, Facebook staff notes,
>> are perversely designed by even the biggest firms to vent air out of
>> their sides. As a result, they run loud and hot-and are openly sworn at."
> Which says to me that FB staff has no clue how chassis switches are
> constructed, or they don't like switches with vertically oriented line
> cards.
> ~Seth

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