Facebook builds third Prineville data center

PRINEVILLE — Facebook’s third data center building, which is expected to be completed in December, will be the social media giant’s last in Central Oregon for the foreseeable future.“We’re out of space to build in Prineville,” said Ken Patchett, director of Western data center operations, during a media tour of the facility Tuesday.When the third building is finished, Facebook will have more than 1.1 million square feet of hardware under roof in Prineville. For the most part, the buildings house rack upon rack of servers, but Facebook revealed innovations that are geared toward a future that involves even more reliance on mobile applications and the use of artificial intelligence.The company has placed its first mobile device testing lab in Prineville, which Facebook spokeswoman Lindsay Amos said is convenient for San…


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