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Rethinking data center design for Singapore

LT CLAY In September, we broke ground on our new data center in Singapore, our first custom-built data center in Asia. Planning a hyperscale data center for a small island nation presented new opportunities for both design innovation and efficiency. Joining our portfolio of hyperefficient facilities, the Singapore …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Monday January 14, 2019


AI year in review

At Facebook, we think that artificial intelligence that learns in new, more efficient ways – much like humans do – can play an important role in bringing people together. That core belief helps drive our AI strategy, focusing our investments in long-term research related to systems that learn using real-world data, …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Tuesday January 8, 2019


Open source year in review

At Facebook, we believe in the value of  open source technology to achieve a shared goal of improving tools and frameworks used by the entire community. To continue our work toward that goal, we released 153 new open source projects in 2018. Our active portfolio (after removing or archiving outdated repos) contains a …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 2, 2019


Data centers year in review

For 2018, we knew we needed to continue scaling our data center capacity while simultaneously making our infrastructure even more powerful and efficient. Over the past year, we’ve expanded to a total of 15 data center locations, with new centers announced in Newton County, Georgia; Eagle Mountain, Utah; Huntsville, …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Tuesday January 1, 2019


DNS over TLS: Encrypting DNS end-to-end

As a first step toward encrypting the last portion of internet traffic that has historically been cleartext, we have partnered with Cloudflare DNS on a pilot project. This pilot takes advantage of the benefits of Transport Layer Security ( TLS ) — a widely adopted and proven mechanism for providing authenticatio…

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Friday December 21, 2018


Open-sourcing PyText for faster NLP development

To make it easier to build and deploy natural language processing (NLP) systems, we are open-sourcing PyText, a modeling framework that blurs the boundaries between experimentation and large-scale deployment. PyText is a library built on PyTorch , our unified, open source deep learning framework. It offers several …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Friday December 14, 2018


Mobile @Scale — Tel Aviv recap

Recently, we hosted Mobile @Scale , an invitation-only technical conference for engineers working on large-scale mobile applications. The first-ever @Scale event in Tel Aviv attracted more than 300 attendees to hear talks on topics such as the efficiency of tools and teams, and techniques for the challenges inherent …

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Thursday December 6, 2018


Predictive test selection: A more efficient way to ensure reliability of code …

To develop new product features and updates efficiently, we use a trunk-based development model for changes to our codebase. Once an engineer’s code change has been accepted into the main branch (the trunk), we strive to make it visible quickly to every other engineer working on that product or service. This trunk-bas…

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Written by Facebook Code - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 21, 2018