Google Data Centers and the Internet Economy

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In a front-page story, The New York Times writes about Google’s new data centers in The Dalles, Oregon, which are getting the full Fight Club treatment from the company, to the point where the site improvements aren’t included on Google Earth maps. More broadly, the story by Saul Hansell and John Markoff should lead to wider understanding of the critical role data centers will play in the evolution of the Internet economy. An excerpt:

Google is known to the world as a search engine, but in many ways it is foremost an effort to build a network of supercomputers, using the latest academic research, that can process more data

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.