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Facebook speeds up its data center network with the launch of its Backpack switch platform

Facebook is on a mission to make the fiber optic networking inside of its data centers go from 40G to 100G. Its Wedge 100 top-of-rack network switch (basically, the device that connects all the servers in a rack to the wider data center network) was already accepted into the Open Compute Project and today, the company lifted the veil of Backpack, its next-gen 100G switch platform for connecting all the racks inside of the data center together. 336 more words

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Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. 364 more words

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Material Makespaces and the Circular Economy workshop in London

Join 3D printing and other digital fabrication companies, makers, and researchers on November 9th at Fab Lab London to explore how to gather data about materials in makespaces, and how this data can help you source and cycle materials.  107 more words

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The project that introduced me to electronics and making. 

The year was 2013. I had an old Dell Laptop sitting in my closet collecting dust. I bought it for next to nothing from a friend many years ago. 495 more words

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Raspberry Pi Setup - Part II: IoT API Platform

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This is the second part in a series of posts on setting up a Raspberry Pi to fully utilize the Software & Hardware functionality of this platform to build interesting internet of things (IOT) applications. 1,122 more words

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Raspberry Pi Setup - Part I : Boot, SSH and Headless access

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Part I : Documenting the workflow/steps to setup my Raspberry Pi (2 B) – from Installing Raspbian to installing Node, Processing etc

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Certification For Open Source Hardware Announced

Today at the Open Hardware Summit in Portland, Alicia Gibb and Michael Weinberg of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) launched the Open Source Hardware Certification program… 1,821 more words

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