Facebook Data Centers and the Open Compute Project

Kim Hazelwood
Facebook data centers handle traffic and store data for roughly one billion people per day. Designing the hardware and infrastructure needed to scale to this level has required significant innovation from the Facebook Infrastructure team. In this talk, I present some of the notable innovations in data center power, cooling, and server/storage design that make up our seven global data centers. I also present our approach at ensuring efficient resource utilization by our large software code bases. Most of our major hardware and software designs have been released through the Open Compute Project, ensuring that the Facebook philosophy of “making the world more open and connected” also applies to our research and engineering innovations.
Speaker Biography: 
Kim Hazelwood is an engineering manager in Facebook’s Infrastructure division, where she leads a performance analysis team that drives the data center server and storage roadmap. Her research interests include computer architecture, performance analysis, and binary translation tools. Prior to Facebook, Kim held positions including a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, Software Engineer at Google, and Director of Systems Research at Yahoo Labs. She received a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2004, and is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, the Anita Borg Early Career Award, the MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators under 35 Award, and the ACM SIGPLAN 10-Year Test of Time Award. She has authored over 50 conference papers and one book.