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How Google Battles Power Consumption

| Monday November 21st, 2005 | 0 Comments

logo_smgoog.gifPeople often joke that laptops are actually lap heaters, and PCs personal spaceheaters. They may use little energy compared to other appliances, but all that heat adds up – especially if you have thousands of computers racked together.
Masters of data efficiency, Google, have a big challenge on their hand with energy consumption at their massive data center. Opps Manager Urs Hoelzle says over 4 years, power costs of a PC can add up to half the hardward cost. TGdaily has a great article with more details and some of the tricks Google pulls to cut power consumption.
(via Treehugger)


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