Facebook Open Sources Its ‘Big Sur’ AI Servers

The company hopes to accelerate innovation around deep learning by contributing the GPU-based system designs to the OCP. Facebook officials have said that the giant social networking company has saved more than $2 billion in data center expenses by using open technologies through the Open Compute Project it founded in 2011. They also have said the effort has helped accelerate the innovation of infrastructure resources, such as servers and networking appliances.Facebook now wants to drive the benefits of open source into the highly competitive world of artificial intelligence (AI). Company officials on Dec. 10 announced that they are making the plans for Facebook’s massive servers designed for AI freely available by contributing the designs for the “Big Sur” systems to the Open Compute Project (OCP). The company, through its Torch…


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