Future Facilities Announces Participation in Facebook's Open Compute Project

6SigmaDC product used to aid the collaborative high efficiency computing effort

San Jose, Calif. - November 2, 2011 Future Facilities, a leading provider of Data Center design and operational management software, today announced its participation in Facebook’s Open Compute Project (OCP).

Started by Facebook, the Open Compute Project's mission is to form an open IT hardware and data center design community to enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing.

Through its 6SigmaOpenviewer, Future Facilities is donating software that will streamline communication between suppliers and end-users, and innovation for IT hardware and data center manufacturers. In effect, 6SigmaOpenViewer is a common language for the Open Compute community that will help to overcome the traditional barriers to communication found in the data center industry.

"Future Facilities is excited to participate in this important project," said Sherman Ikemoto, General Manager, Future Facilities North America. "Facebook's Open Compute Project is serving a very important need that will help establish benchmarks and reduce costs for the data center industry."

On November 15th, Facebook's Thermal Engineer, Veerendra Mulay will discuss the Open Compute standard for data center and server design, and its significance for the data center industry at Future Facilities' 6SigmaDC Conference in San Francisco.

About Future Facilities

Future Facilities is a leading provider of simulation software for the design, optimization and management of mission-critical facilities and data centers. A leader in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, Future Facilities offers a suite of integrated software products that tackles the challenges of data center lifecycle engineering.

Additional information can be found at futurefacilities.com