October 1st, 2009 By: Rich Miller
With 700,000 square feet of space and the potential to hold as many as 300,000 servers, the Chicago facility requires some industrial strength infrastructure. That includes:
- 11 diesel generators, each supplying 2.8 megawatts of power
- 11 electrical substations and power rooms
- 12 chillers, each with a capacity of 1,260 tons
There’s also an extraordinary amount of electric conduit and enormous cooling ducts and water pipes to move the power and cooling throughout the facility.