Move over, SUV. The data center is the new energy hog.
Data centers, the giant rooms that house hundreds or thousands of computer servers, are growing in number and size. They’re running round the clock. And they need to be cooled.
They’re so energy-hungry that an average data center of 50,000 square feet uses enough power to light up 2,500 homes.
All this electricity to collect all the information in the world about us, to make us more “herdable” consumers …
MercuryNews.com | 02/01/2006 | Taming data centers’ appetite for energy