A Look Inside Microsoft's Data Center Containers

The Virtual Earth team has posted additional pictures of the new data center containers Microsoft has deployed at its site in Boulder, Colorado. The containers are prototypes of those Microsoft will use in its new data center in Chicago. Note the Verari logo on the cabinets. The Virtual Earth blog also provides some numbers and context for the computing environment supported by the containers:

Given the computationally intense nature of creating the 3D models, the storage requirements for the operation are staggering. The new lab servers each have 8 “cores”

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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.