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Green energy will feed facebook server rooms

In the case of such a large portal as Facebook, server rooms are an important point in the cost of running a business, because they consume enormous amounts of energy. Facebook wants to cut back on spending, and by the way, take care of the environment. The company has announced that by 2018, half of its server room will be powered by renewable energy.

Large portals have to process huge amounts of data, which requires the construction of gigantic server rooms that have to accommodate them. Facebook currently has four of them and has just started investing in the construction of its fifth server house, which will be built in Fort Worth, Texas, joining existing Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Oregon; Forest City, North Carolina; And Lulea in Sweden.

The US company will invest at least $ 500 million in a 44.5 acre plot of land on which the server room will be built. In order to reduce operating costs, the machines operating in it will not be cooled by air conditioners, but by external air injected by fans.

In addition, it will be powered by its own wind farm, which will deliver approximately 200 MW of electricity, with surplus energy being sold by Texas. The new server room will be operational by the end of next year.

Facebook Messenger will stop working on some smartphones

Facebook has announced the resignation of support for older versions of its mobile Facebook and Messenger applications. The change will affect older Android and iOS users, but also all Windows Phone users.

In the message posted on the official blog of the most popular social networking site, its administrators explain the decision to constantly develop software, incompatible with the use of older versions of it.

Therefore, since April 1, older software versions will simply stop working.

Developers are encouraging to update, and owners of older devices to download lighter, truncated features of Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite.

However, the problem will be users of older devices that have not been prepared for current versions of the application. They will continue to use the browser version of the site, which on the small screen of the phone can be extremely burdensome.

End of support concerns:

– Facebook for Android v55, published November 16, 2015 (and earlier)

– Messenger v10, published August 14, 2014 (and earlier)

iOS

– Facebook for iPad v26, published October 10, 2011 (and earlier)

– Messenger v8, published July 14, 2014 (and earlier)

– Facebook for iOS, published October 10, 2011 (and earlier).

Windows Phone

– Facebook for Windows 8 and 8.1.