Another long shot is that Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP)
has come up with some wild and wonderful new design concept that
Facebook is going to drive, say a merged switch and server. OK, I am
dreaming, but it would make great ink for EE Times.
long as I am dreaming, how about some real fantasy: Maybe Facebook will
buy AMD with its extra billions, go off and build its own data center
SoCs and say sayonara to the whole open source thing.
tech celebrity—like Larry Ellison--will become the new chairman of OCP.
Ugh, sorry, too much culture clash in that guess.
Sobering up for
a second, I recall at that holiday media party the model of a new
headquarters building that was on display. Maybe this is just one more
groundbreaking—Mark Zuckerberg in hoddie with shovel in hand beside a
pile of dirt near the Bay. Please, God, no!
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