Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stopped by the 2014 Open Compute Summit to discuss Facebook’s Open Compute Project. Zuckerberg said that the Open Compute Project helped the social network save over $1.2 billion in infrastructure costs in the last 3 years. Facebook has added several other partners this year including Seagate, Quanta, and LSI. Zuckerberg was interviewed by Tim O’Reilly at the conference.
Zuckerberg also talked about Internet.org at the conference. The goal of Internet.org is to make network components cheaper so that delivering data to consumers becomes cheaper. This would allow carriers to enable people to have access to basic Internet services and social networking.
This was the fifth Open Compute Summit conference. The conference has engineers converge in one place to share and exchange knowledge about server performance improvements. Facebook is a major supporter of the Open Compute Project, which is the organization that throws the annual conference. Other members of the project include Goldman Sachs, Rackspace, AMD, and Microsoft.