Skip to comments.Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers
Posted on 09/08/2011 2:33:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Google released what was once among its most closely guarded secrets on Thursday: how much electricity its enormous computing facilities consume.
The company said that its data centers continuously drew almost 260 million watts about a quarter of the output of a nuclear power plant to run Google searches, YouTube views, Gmail messaging and display ads on all those services around the world.
Though the electricity figure may seem large, the company asserts that the world is using less energy as a result of the billions of operations carried out in Google data centers. Google says people should consider things like the amount of gasoline saved when someone conducts a Google search rather than, say, driving to the library. They look big in the small context, Urs Hoelzle, Googles senior vice president of technical infrastructure, said in an interview.
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GOOGLE POWER PIG: USES 260 MILLION WATTS!
MORE THAN SALT LAKE CITY
I’ll bet none of it comes from windmills either.
It’s a shame that they think they have to apologize for their electricity usage — WHICH THEY PAY FOR! But, they’re liberals.
Did Google pay for it? Yes? Then they can use as mucn as they damn well please.
In part because of special arrangements the company has made to purchase electricity from wind farms, Google says that 25 percent of its energy is supplied by renewable fuels, and estimates that it will reach 30 percent in 2011.
A breakdown of the 260 Millions Watts:
5 Million - Maps, driving directions
15 Million - News
40 Million - YouTube, mostly video searches on ‘Cats Funny’
100 Million - Porn
Your math’s off - make that “200 million - Porn”.
Wait 'til they get to one point twenty-one jigawatts!
This needs to be translated to coal plants.
Not only are they liberals...they're uber-green.
The CEO is one of Obama's favorite go-to guys.
Shareholders have been after them for some time to divulge these details.
Some of it comes from “Bloom boxes”.
Oh No! That must be bad!
Google rocks, but it needs to work harder neutrality. Power up!
Google rocks, but it needs to work harder on political neutrality (not “Net Neutrality”) ... Power up!
No, but they do have solar panels installed on their headquarters and some of their data centers.