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Re: WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power
When I made my posting, I didn't know the context was google in Oregon. I missed that somehow.
Anyway, the dam referenced below:
And the power generated from the region:
Seems like a good place to setup a datacenter.
On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Jeff Shultz wrote:
David Lesher wrote:The Dalles, OR is on the Columbia River just upriver of Portland by 80 miles or so. It has a large dam spanning what used to be Celilo Falls in it's front yard.Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:I wonder just how much power it takes to cool 450,000 servers......KwH = $111,000 /month in cooling.I don't know the area; but gather it's hydro territory? How about water-source heat pumps? It's lots easier to cool 25C air into say 10-15C water than into 30C outside air. Open loop water source systems do have their issues [algae, etc] but can save a lot of power....
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