Chilling at Google

Server farms need lots of energy to cool servers. In ’10 cooling server farms consumed 1.5% of global electricity, and may jump to as much as 5% by ’17 as internet traffic continues to explode. With this in mind, Google just opened a data center in Hamina Finland where the average temperature is 35 degrees, electricity is very cheap and cold seawater will be used to cool its servers.

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