Facebook is looking to replicate the success of the open source server design used for artificial intelligence. They plan to contribute to the efforts of the newest custom high-performance servers used in the Open Compute Project. Mark Zuckerberg said that the hardware helped to save the company over $1 billion last year.
The new AI hardware from Facebook will be powered by GPUs, which are processors built specifically for graphics. The GPUs provide a higher performance level than regular processors.