1. Global server farms around the world

    Global server farms around the world
    Dalles, Oregon (Google) Built in 2006, this was one of the first server farms to be built ‘from the ground up’, at a cost of £375m ($600m). Situated close to the 2000MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River, it has the benefits of green, reliable power, and temperatures varying between 30F (-1C) in Winter and highs of 88F (31C) in summer. Prineville, Oregon (Facebook) Facebook opened its first self-built server farm here on October 19, using an air-cooling system to reduce power usage. Nonetheless, Facebook has been criticised by Greenpeace because the power it does use if 63pc coal generated.
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