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Facebook to Share Server Designs

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Facebook, the world's largest social network, wants to get in on computer hardware as well.

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The company that revolutionized social networking on the Internet has teamed up with some of tech hardware's biggest names -- Hewlett Packard Co, Dell Inc, Advanced Micro Devices, and Intel Corp -- to launch the "open compute program" on Thursday.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the project aims to offer specifications and designs for more power-efficient, faster and cheaper servers, shared openly with other companies.

Dell will build servers based on those technical specifications, while Synnex Corp will act as overall vendor for their systems. The technology will power servers in the social network's first data center, in Prineville, Oregon.

(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; Editing by Richard Chang)

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