Googles Green Data Centers - Fine, but What About the Data Centers?

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-10-02 Print this article Print

While the typical data center spends half its energy consumption on powering and cooling the computers inside, Google leverages the resultant cooling from evaporation to keep things running without consuming maximum energy. See the process in this graphic.

While the number of commodity computers that Google has built is a closely guarded secret, the company maintains that the machines, and the dozens of data centers all over the world that house them, are necessary to help organize the world's information through Google's search and other Internet applications. eWEEK looks at Google's method for maximizing computing power while conserving energy in this slide show.

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