First Look at Yahoo’s New Design

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The first look sat the Yahoo Computing Coop design for its new data center in Lockport, N.Y. The design features an unusual roof design to allow hot air to escape from the facility.

The first look sat the Yahoo Computing Coop design for its new data center in Lockport, N.Y. The design features an unusual roof design to allow hot air to escape from the facility.

Yahoo has broken ground on its new data center in Lockport, N.Y. The $150 million project features a new design called the Yahoo Computing Coop, which emphasizes free cooling and air flow management. The Yahoo Computing Coops will be metal prefabricated structures measuring 120 feet by 60 feet. The company plans to use five of these structures in its Lockport complex.

The new design can be seen in this video news report of the grounbreaking from Buffalo  TV stationWIVB. The Buffalo News also has coverage.

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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.

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