April 26th, 2010 By: Rich Miller
Yahoo’s new data center in the Buffalo suburb of Lockport, N.Y. features an unusual new design to support fresh air cooling and energy efficiency. The photo above shows the exterior of three of the data center units, known as the Yahoo Computing Coop (YCC). Click on the photo for a larger image providing a view of the entire side of the facility, which is lined with louvers to allow air to enter the building. The cupola atop the facility also features louvers to vent waste heat to the outside of the building.
This aerial view of the Yahoo campus, showing the administration building at left and the three YCC units. Click on the image for a wider view showing the substation and retention basins.
Here’s a 30-second video of the site from WIVB, a local TV affiliate in Buffalo, that offers a similar view of the outside of the data center.