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Re: WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power

  • From: Alexei Roudnev
  • Date: Fri Jun 16 15:04:39 2006

450,000 * 100 WT (power itself)

Cooling - I donot know, but I should estimate it as extra 70% of consumed


 450,000 * 0.2KWT = 90,000KWT.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "chuck goolsbee" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power

>I wonder just how much power it takes to cool 450,000 servers.

I've heard mumbles that the per kWh rates from
Bonneville in the locations along the Columbia
are in the sub-4� range.

Grant county is seeing a huge fiber building boom
as a result. It will be more wired up than King
county soon. Woody was here last night and
remarked (feel free to correct me if I misquote
you Bill) that it was funny that nowadays
"network geeks were more interested in kilowatts
than kilobits"

--chuck (in Seattle)