Google builds own servers for efficiency Page 2 of 2

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures! .=

Google builds own servers for efficiency

By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service, 06/29/06
Page 2 of 2
While he admits that ordering specially made power supplies is more
expensive than buying standard products, Google still saves money
ultimately by conserving energy and cooling, he said.
Related links
Survey shows it's back to network basics for IT spending
Intel to launch quad-core chips on Nov. 13
Freescale's MRAM: a solution in search of problems
Fujitsu to offer flash-disk option with laptops
More articles=20
 IDG Related content
Enterprise Management World: IT standards matter, says Bechtel exec
Computerworld Inc.
Server consolidation a priority for some data center operators
Computerworld Inc.
Boost memory before moving to 64 bits
Computerworld Inc.
University of Texas bags a Sun supercomputer
HP isn't making it easy for him to buy a workstation
Fantastic data disaster stories
All server forums
Google has data centers scattered around the globe but is usually
reluctant to divulge details of the hardware and software running in
the centers. Holzle spoke to journalists during his visit to Dublin for
the final day of the European Code Jam, a contest for programmers
sponsored by Google in an effort to identify talented potential workers.

Site Timeline