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Google DCs "most efficient in the world"

beussery [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, October 2, 2008
11 years ago3,086 views

Google DCs are "the most efficient in the world" according to Urs Hölzle and Google's latest study.

post:
google.com/corporate/datacente ...

study:
google.com/corporate/datacente ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Google is not green. Beeing ecological is just a way to save a lot of money. If there was another better way to save money, they would use it instead and they would drop their green cover.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

They are not green? Of course they are. And of course they do it because it saves them money. And of course they do it because it makes us love them. Is that wrong? They're a corporation. They're a hell of a lot better than any others that i know of. A corporation is not a person and cannot have a true since of "doing the right thing" but at least they've been able to make doing the right thing good for them. Others still seem to think they need to screw over customers in every possible way to make money

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Also, some very recent and related posts by Google:

Variability or Change?
blog.google.org/2008/09/variab ...

Debating – and agreeing – on energy policy
blog.google.org/2008/09/debati ...

Clean energy 2030
googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/1 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #


google.com/corporate/datacente ...



The study seems to compare relative electricity use – I'm curious about such a comparison using absolute numbers :)

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

TOMHTML, I'm not privvy on the big decisions, but I can say for sure that the primary objective when deciding to do something green is not to save money. Luckily sometimes being green and saving money come together (eg. putting up solar panels, saving energy, etc.).

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[moved from "Commitment to Sustainable Computing"]

google.com/corporate/datacente ... ... new site google launched... if I am not mistaken...

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