Systems & Infrastructure

Building the systems to bring the world closer together

We build the systems infrastructure to allow billions of people all over the world to connect and communicate.

Our researchers and engineers are constant innovators as they design and build next generation, scalable, fast, reliable, and efficient systems.  From distributed systems, to data centers, hardware, storage, mobile and beyond, the entire Facebook platform is our lab for research, development, and innovation.  Our work spans areas such as connectivity at all levels, security, servers, hardware, programming languages, tools, and even novel platforms such as aviation.

Research Teams

Learn more about some of the teams conducting systems and infrastructure research at Facebook:

Probability

Core Systems

Latest Publications

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RAMICS - November 2, 2021

On Algebra of Program Correctness and Incorrectness

Bernhard Möller, Peter O'Hearn, Tony Hoare

RecSys - September 27, 2021

Jointly Optimize Capacity, Latency and Engagement in Large-scale Recommendation Systems

Hitesh Khandelwal, Viet Ha-Thuc, Avishek Dutta, Yining Lu, Nan Du, Zhihao Li, Qi Huang

International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering (RAISE) - September 26, 2021

Behavioural and Structural Imitation Models in Facebook’s WW Simulation System

John Ahlgren, Kinga Bojarczuk, Inna Dvortsova, Mark Harman, Rayan Hatout, Maria Lomeli, Erik Meijer, Silvia Sapora

ESEM - September 23, 2021

Measurement Challenges for Cyber Cyber Digital Twins: Experiences from the Deployment of Facebook’s WW Simulation System

Kinga Bojarczuk, Inna Dvortsova, Johann George, Natalija Gucevska, Mark Harman, Maria Lomeli, Simon Mark Lucas, Erik Meijer, Rubmary Rojas, Silvia Sapora

Open Research Awards

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September 27, 2021

Mathematical modeling and optimization for large-scale distributed systems request for proposals

Facebook’s mission of bringing the world closer together requires supporting one of the world’s most complex backend systems. Operating infrastructure at scale with a high level of efficiency and stability raises new and interesting challenges, providing a natural laboratory for developing highly impactful solutions at the intersection of applied math, probability, computer science, and other quantitative disciplines.

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