Facebook To Deploy "thousands" Of Intel Servers

Santa Clara (CA) - Facebook and Intel have signed an infrastructure solution agreement, under which Intel and Facebook will install "thousands of Intel Xeon processor-based servers over the next year."

According to an announcement made today, Facebook and Intel have signed a collaboration

agreement that focuses on technology evaluation, benchmarking and optimization of software for Intel architecture.

Intel said it will work to address Facebook’s processing needs through an "assessment of various chipset and server platform configurations, delivery of the most energy efficient processors and allocation of software engineering to evaluate ways to harness the optimal performance from Facebook’s servers."

Facebook said it is using Xeon 5400-series processors for its round of new deployments that have begun this month.