Facebook is building a super-fast 100-gigabit Ethernet switch

Facebook is now testing out a new super-fast Ethernet switch to move data around its server farms, an executive announced today.

The new Wedge 100 will offer 32 ports capable of delivering 100 gigabits per second, said Jay Parikh, Facebook’s vice president of global engineering and infrastructure, at the Structure conference today. Currently Facebook is depending on 40 gigabits per second, Parikh said.

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