Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Nov 2005 16:42 UTC, submitted by kenny
Google "In a secret area off-limits even to regular GoogleFolk, is a shipping container. But it isn't just any shipping container. This shipping container is a prototype data center. Google hired a pair of very bright industrial designers to figure out how to cram the greatest number of CPUs, the most storage, memory and power support into a 20- or 40-foot box. We're talking about 5000 Opteron processors and 3.5 petabytes of disk storage that can be dropped-off overnight by a tractor-trailer rig. The idea is to plant one of these puppies anywhere Google owns access to fiber, basically turning the entire Internet into a giant processing and storage grid."
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RE: Won't it melt?
by Johann Chua on Mon 21st Nov 2005 05:57 UTC in reply to "Won't it melt?"
Johann Chua
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2005-07-22

Cooling units are a given.

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