Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared rare images of Facebook’s giant data center located in Sweden. To introduce, Luleå Data Center is just 70 miles south from the Arctic Circle and is unique in many perspectives. The huge data center is known for employing only 150 employees who travel around with the help of scooters! In his Facebook post on Luleå Data Center, Zuckerberg shared some facts which are interesting for modern day data center specialists to look at.

Shared on September 28, 2016 the Facebook post updated by Mark and shared by official page of Luleå Data Center stated – Over the next few months, I’m going to start posting some rare photos of the most advanced technology Facebook is building around the world.

We’re starting deep in the forests of northern Sweden with the Luleå data center. It’s a key part of our global infrastructure, and it uses a variety of local natural resources to increase efficiency and save power.

The small town of Luleå is less than 70 miles south of the Arctic Circle, and it’s typically pretty cold. The temperature in the area is below 50 degrees most days, so we use large fans to pull in the outside air to naturally cool the thousands of warm servers that line the center’s broad hallways. A dozen hydro-electric plants operate on nearby rivers, providing a reliable and renewable power source. The whole system is 10% more efficient and uses almost 40% less power than traditional data centers.

Inside, the main building is the size of six football fields. Nearly all the technology in the facility, from the servers to the power distribution systems, is based on Open Compute Project designs as well.mark-zuckerbergYou probably don’t think about Luleå when you share with friends on Facebook, but it’s an example of the incredibly complex technology infrastructure that keeps the world connected. I’m looking forward to sharing photos of more of our advanced technology soon.

It is interesting to note here that Luleå Data Center happens to be the first non-US data center in Sweden apart from being the first ever by the company in European soil. It is also hailed as one of the greenest data centers in the world. The update by Facebook’s CEO indicates that we are going to have more insights into the company’s technology centers and projects.

At present you can enjoy seeing these pictures originally shared by Mark Zuckerberg which includes details about the data center as well as quotes by some people working over there:

 

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