First up today comes the updated list of who has the most web servers in their data centers. I was pondering Google having in excess of 450,000 servers and matching that against all the recent publicity about Google having the backup batteries in the servers. What a phenomenal expense that would be, not to mention all the toxic heavy metals, combined with an absolute nightmare to maintain all those batteries. Geening the data center is an admirable goal but I don’t see this even close to being practical.
Best non-answer answer of the day: Facebook’s response to criticism over it’s new Oregon data center being powered primary by coal. Yes, we know Facebook has all these wonderful efficiency programs, but they didn’t actually respond to the specific criticism raised. When these big companies saturate the media with PR about how green they are, this kind of criticism is absolutely valid.
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