Google Data Center: Video shows 45 containers and 1,160 servers
Google recently gave an insight in the Google Data Center. A video takes you on a tour through the facility.
On April 1, 2009 Google gave an insight in the company's own Data Center for the first time. This event took place in the course of the Data Center Efficiency Summit. Now the search engine monopolist published a video that takes you on a tour through the data center.
The Google Data Center houses 45 containers in which the servers are located - 1,160 per container. Those containers can be stacked or moved. This is realized with a special crane. The Data Center also needs an infrastructure to keep the servers running: Cooling towers, power supply, emergency generators and all the necessary equipment. Inside the containers the temperature is kept at 27.1 degrees Celsius - rather high for a server room actually.
The motherboards of the servers have been developed by Gigabyte for this special usage.
The Google Data Center shown in the video has been built in 2005 and has a PUE value of 1.25 which means that the Data Center consumes only 25 percent more energy than the installed IT equipment.