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Facebook Data Centers Offer Users Look Into Water, Power Usage
2013-04-19 12:24:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In an effort to open up some of their operations, Facebook has given the Internet a front row seat to two of their American data centers. These data centers, located in Prineville, Oregon and Forest City, North Carolina, work like any other industrial building, meaning they require power, cooling and water. The social network is now offering up a pair of interactive dashboards to let anyone take a look at how much energy their...

Facebook Preps Cold Storage Facility In Oregon To House Old Photos
2013-02-23 08:36:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to find a more efficient way to host some of the website´s older content, Facebook is preparing to launch a new “cold storage” data center at its Prineville, Oregon facility to free up resources on its main “hot” servers. According to Mike Rogoway of The Oregonian, who broke the story on Wednesday, Facebook users have uploaded more than 240 billion photos to the popular social media...

Facebook And Apple: Model Neighbors
2012-08-18 06:05:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook is changing the way they approach their emergency backup procedures, and it all takes place in a building they´re calling “Sub-Zero.” Of course, they´re not going to publicly refer to this building as Sub-Zero, as there´s already a company who is entitled to that name. The social networking giant is building their new backup data center next door to their 330,000 square foot data center...

Apple Once Again Announces Green Energy Plans
2012-05-18 11:42:55

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Fret not, for your cloud may soon be green. Apple has been targeted by Greenpeace over its energy consumption in its Maiden, North Carolina data center. Now, Apple is saying their 500,000 square foot center will be completely green by the end of the year, using only renewable energy sources to power it. Apple made the announcement today after Greenpeace protested, campaigned and even had activists dress up as giant iPhones, according to TGDaily....

2011-06-22 00:00:34

Facebook data center engineers turn to Global Power Supply to meet the custom critical power needs of their new energy-efficient, eco-friendly data centers in Prineville, Oregon. Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Global Power Supply, provider of critical power equipment and fully integrated power services for emergency back-up and primary power applications, was recently chosen by Facebook to meet the critical power needs of their new data center in Prineville, Oregon. Facebook began...

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2010-04-22 08:25:00

Greenpeace was disgruntled to learn that Facebook chose Prineville, Ore. to make its first-ever data center an energy efficiency landmark.  The environmental group praised Google and Yahoo for tapping hydropower, but challenged Facebook for building in coal country. The social networking site chose the high-desert timber town of 10,000 to take advantage of its cool nights and dry air, which would make it cheaper to keep the computers cool. This dispute shows how difficult it can be...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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