Greening the "Cloud" at Facebook's Newest Data Center

Greening the "Cloud" at Facebook's Newest Data Center

Courtesy DOE Industrial Technologies Program Energy entering the data center is broken into consumption areas such as server load and computing operations, cooling equipment, and power conversion and distribution. ----- Advertising ----- Related links Facebook's Swedish Data Center Will Run on Hydropower Facebook's New Campus: The Writing on a City's Wall? Yahoo! Data Center Sets High Mark for Efficiency Data Centers Now Eligible for Energy Star Rating Many people try to shrink their environmental footprint by telecommuting, teleconferencing, and sending e-vites, e-cards, and emails. While arguably better than their conventional alternatives, these practices are not without environmental impacts—impacts most easily understood by looking at the massive power use of data centers. While we hear about these data centers being part of a “cloud” of Web-based services, they are i...

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