Monday, August 27, 2007

Google at the Columbia

John Foley of Google Blog - InformationWeek reports on his visit to Google's server farm in The Dalles:
"Google's computer infrastructure is sucking up so much power and casting off so much heat that power consumption and cooling have, of necessity, become an obsession at the company. Massive air-cooling systems rise above two data center buildings, which are so close to The Dalles' dam you can almost hear the water roar. An industrial-strength power grid connects the dam to Google's energy-sucking, heat-spewing Linux servers."

Be sure to see the gallery of photos he links. Here is my photo of the Columbia a few miles downstream.