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Google Datacenter

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Walter, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Alien and pipedreams like this.
  2. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's a data center. A big one. :D

    BTW: Did they already open their once planned huge data center in Austria?
  3. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    First time they show details.

    As far as I know: no.
  4. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but not very surprising for anyone who knows huge data centers. :)
    InterXion data center in Vienna is not very different and almost the same size. And so are several other data centers worldwide.

    But for people who don't know real data centers the dimensions must be very impressing. Good PR. :)
  5. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    An article that talks more about this, http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/10/ff-inside-google-data-center/

    In reality though, much of this information is not new. They've shared these details in the past, and even did a similar prank with their Oregon DC. If you look closely each shot has been carefully narrated. Most of what is mentioned is superficial, and street view carefully avoids the interesting stuff.

    Nonetheless, still amusing.

    Guitar hero in the background: http://goo.gl/VM0Xf
    Giant Android locked up: http://goo.gl/maps/7Njc6
    "Super Secret Strategic PUE Plan": http://goo.gl/maps/RQ6pu
    Android with hearing protection: http://goo.gl/maps/EzEbs
    Walter likes this.
  6. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    You have no need to read and comment threads you aren't interested in.
  7. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    That's Rock Band, not Guitar Hero....
    Jason likes this.
  8. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    Ah you're right, good catch.
  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I spent way too much money on that game to not recognize the controllers...Haha
  10. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

  11. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Any time I see a datacenter like this one. I always wonder what would happen if we used the whole center for 1 single project. Maybe Seti @ Home for example.
  13. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    Now that R2-D2 next to him, that is NOT to scale! ;)
    BlackJacket likes this.
  14. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    This guy?

  15. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    not at all!
  16. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I like the creative use of the LED fans :D
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