dgolding at t1r.com
Thu Oct 2 14:15:29 CDT 2008
I am really skeptical of this, Patrick. PUE's of between 1.2 and 1.3 -
sure. But below 1.2 on an annual basis? And its not even their newest
facility. Color me skeptical.
On Oct 1, 2008, at 1:52 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> [#include: boiler-plate apology for operational content]
> Google has released its PUE numbers:
> There is a nice explanation of this, including a graph showing why
> DC efficiency is more important than machine efficiency (on the
> second page) at this link:
> I think GOOG deserves a hearty "well done" for getting a whole DC
> under 1.2 PUE for a whole year. (Actually, I think they deserve a
> "HOLY @#[email protected], NO @*&@#-ing WAY!!!")
> Personally, I think only a self-owned DC could get that low. A
> general purpose DC would have too many inefficiencies since someone
> like Equinix must have randomly sized cages, routers and servers,
> custom-built suites, etc. By owning both sides, GOOG gets a boost.
> But it's still frickin' amazing, IMHO.
> For their next miracle, I expect GOOG to capture the waste heat from
> all their servers and co-gen more electricity to pump back into the
> servers. :-)
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