Googles Green Data Centers - Social Security for Servers

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

Google claims that all the servers it retires are reused or recycled at a time when most PCs and other retired electronics are junked. Some 68 percent of Google's retired server material is repurposed, avoiding the manufacturing of new equipment.

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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