Googles Green Data Centers - Googles Clean, Green Energy Goal

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

Google data centers are only part of the company's energy conservation efforts. Google also is backing the Climate Savers Computing Initiative to raise energy efficiency standards for personal computers and servers and is exploring other methods of renewable energy. These are all ambitious goals, but they are also vital for a company that consumes so much energy to provide the world with sustainable Web services, such as search and applications.

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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