2Googles Green Data Centers – Google Bleeds Green
3Googles Green Data Centers – Sustainability + Efficiency = Green Success
4Googles Green Data Centers – Efficient Servers
While as much as a third of the total energy consumed by the average server is wasted before reaching the computing components, Google says its servers only lose 15 percent of the electricity they pull from the wall, thanks to more efficient voltage regulator modules. Moreover, Google’s machines omit parts that aren’t needed for search and other applications, which means no graphics chips. Google servers and racks also only use the minimum amount of fan power.
5Googles Green Data Centers – Fine, but What About the Data Centers?
6Googles Green Data Centers – Q: What Is as Important to Data Centers as Humans? A: H20
Instead of wasting clean, potable water, Google uses a dirty source of water and cleans it so it can be used for cooling Google’s data centers. By the end of 2008, Google claims two of its data centers will run entirely recycled water. Google said it believes by 2010 recycled water will fuel 80 percent of the company’s power consumption.
7Googles Green Data Centers – Social Security for Servers
8Googles Green Data Centers – Googles Clean, Green Energy Goal
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.
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