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Old 04-02-2009, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Google Uncloaks Once-Secret Server

Ever wonder what the servers that Google use look like? Well, wonder no more because the search giant has pulled back the curtain on its operations.

Google's big surprise: each server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there's a problem with the main source of electricity. The company also revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers and a power consumption that can reach 250 kilowatts.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Now that is an article worth reading.

Nice find...
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Wow even a day later they are still doing these things....
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Wow even a day later they are still doing these things....
This was posted yesterday. I lol'd.
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Yes i seen the date on the original topic. But it is still making its way around the web. I mean it hit [H] and here today.
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wow, thats awosme. i soo want to work for google. what dose one have to know?
...How to spell the word "does"?...

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For clarification, this is an April fools joke.
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Hey, don't be sorry...
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The smart answer is "apology accepted".
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anyway... they store them in shipping containers ? wouldn't that heat up a lot after awhile?

i find the battery idea neat though
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