Facebook New Datacenter

  • metta

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    Apr 18, 2011 11:02 PM GMT


    http://scobleizer.com/2011/04/16/photo-tour-of-facebooks-new-datacenter/
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    Apr 19, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    I'm surprised that pictures inside were allowed.
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    Apr 19, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    Wow. Quite a change since Google put up the first big data center here.
    Get inside? Forget about it. The local paper is lucky if they can even get a statement from the company about anything. For five years, they wouldn't even publicly acknowledge that it was a Google facility. None of the people who worked on it was allowed to use the "G" word. Now they're putting up a small sign that actually says "Google" and putting up a new entrance. (The old one actually had a moat. But there was no way for lost truckers to turn around or back out). Although it still has a tank trap.

    I've heard that they haven't been so freakishly secretive with more recent data centers.

    Of course, both of these facilities got exemptions from paying property tax, and schools (funded by such tax) are closing.
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    Apr 19, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    If you peek behind the Facebook signs, it really says Central Intelligence Agency. icon_lol.gificon_eek.gificon_sad.gif
  • metta

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    Apr 19, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    I read in another story where facebook was being open about this to encourage the industry to be more energy efficient and learn from what they have learned.
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    Apr 19, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Oh, greenpiece has been on their ass, claiming that it's all powered by dirty coal and threatening boycotts & such. i.e. a bit of good old-fashioned social extortion.
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    Apr 20, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    and i am closing my facebook.