Data Center

Google Cools It Naturally at Belgium Data Center

April 2, 2012 / 1 Comment

Data centers are places where there are a number of servers and computers which work continuously for long hours. Sufficient cooling was achieved on these places by chillers that accounted for massive energy consumption annually. In a bid to eradicate this problem, Google has used a few techniques at their Belgium data center and this seems to be amassing world ...

Yahoo Computing Coop Eco-friendly Data Center Logs On

September 20, 2010 / No Comments

Yahoo is opening its eco-friendly data center in Lockport, New York. The massive structure comprises three data center halls attached to a main operation center and the design will look more or less like giant chicken coops and hence christened ‘The Yahoo Computing Coop’.

Pennsylvania Data Center Built Underground Uses Limestone for Cooling

December 15, 2009 / No Comments

A data center is being used to test a new interesting concept in Pennsylvania - the center has been built into the Iron Mountain, deep underground. The mountain holds an old limestone mine, which houses the data center currently. Researchers' goal is to determine whether this is a suitable location for a data center or not, considering the cooling options ...

Data Center Powered Entirely by Wind

December 3, 2009 / No Comments

In Woodstock, Illinois, Other World Computing's laboratory has managed to get 100% of its needed power through wind turbines placed on-site. The turbines used are 39 meters in diameter, with a capacity of 500 kilowatts. The estimated output is around 1,250,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually. OWC are running other operations as well, but this one uses about twice as much ...

Helsinki to be Heated By An Underground Data Center

November 30, 2009 / No Comments

A city-run power firm in Helsinki, Finland, have come up with an idea that may turn out to be the most environmentally-friendly data center in the world. The data center, situated right underneath the Uspenski Cathedral, will use hundreds of computers for its needs, which will in turn generate great amounts of heat. The idea is for that heat to be ...