Facebook Open Sources its PUE/WUE Dashboards

Facebook has open sourced its PUE and WUE Dashboard tools.  We’ll see if others contribute open source data center SW.  Right now Netflix and Facebook seem the most active.

Lyrica McTiernanEngineering

Open sourcing PUE/WUE dashboards


Last April, we launched public dashboards that visualize real-time energy and water efficiency in ourOregon and North Carolina data centers. We’re proud of our data center efficiency, and we wanted to demystify data centers and share more about what our operations really look like.

In the spirit of transparency, we encourage others to share these data as well. To make this easier, today we’re open sourcing the code for these dashboards so anyone can use it. Since not all operational systems aggregate data in the same way, we’ve separated the code into two pieces: a front-end UI component and a back-end data aggregator that may be helpful for those with systems similar to ours. The two components work together – or they can be used separately.

Rackspace participated in beta testing this code and provided feedback prior to this open source release. Rackspace is currently considering integrating the open source code into their facilities.

In the coming months, we will be adding a dashboard for our Sweden data center and – when it’s operational – for our Iowa data center as well.

To access the dashboard code, go to GitHub for the front-end component, and the back-end data aggregator.

A Booth Giveaway for the Open Source Crowd, Penguin Poppers

My son's tutor has a game to shoot at sheets of paper with grammar rules with a toy.  My son has a lot of fun being goofy shooting things.

His favorite is the Penguin Popper.  For guys like Dell with their Sputnik Open Source laptop having these in the booth would have lines of people to come by to get one of these.  At least that is my observation from watching my 8 yr old play with it.

Penguin Popper

Get Happy!

Squeeze the Penguin’s belly to launch a soft foam ball. The harder you squeeze, the further it shoots—up to 20 feet! Penguin Popper is the newest and cutest popper yet and is ideal for indoor and outdoor play. Comes with six soft foam balls and convenient carry net.

Penguin Popper: Penguin Popper
Penguin Popper