Google's PUE

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Oct 3 10:31:00 CDT 2008


On Thu, 2 Oct 2008, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>
> Personally, I am glad GOOG is posting their PUE.  People who talk about
> additional metrics are correct - more information is better. But some
> information is better than none, and PUE is a perfectly valid data
> point. It doesn't measure everything, but that does not make it
> completely useless. Given Google's history of .. shall we say reticence
> regarding internal information, it's nice to see SOMETHING from them.
> So let's encourage it and see if they release more.

Also relevant is this paper:
"Power provisioning for a warehouse-sized computer"
http://research.google.com/archive/power_provisioning.pdf

Tony.
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