Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Google Goes After the Data Center

Fascinating read here on the lengths that Goggle is going to make data center operations as efficient as they can be. There's a lot of gems here that I have never seen before, such the fact that running systems at non-peak levels is very inefficient, and it costs around $10 to $22 dollars per watt to build a data center, but only about 80 cents per watt to run it.
And there's also quite a bit of info on low level stuff, like how inefficient single threaded applications are, and how shared memeory models are difficult to keep up. Worth a readie.

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