Yahoo Chicken Coop Data Center Opening
Offering something a little more positive in green data center news than what’s been going on lately between Greenpeace and Facebook, Yahoo is opening a new data center using their patent-pending Chicken Coop design.
The facility is in upstate New York and the neatest thing about it is that because of the clever design, it will only end up using 1% of its total energy bill on cooling. Most of its cooling will be done by outside air – even the winds of the area are being harnessed to cool the equipment instead of chillers.
It’s a 50,000 server facility and will be using just over half the energy an average data center uses, for an expected PUE of 1.08. It’s so efficiency-forward that it was funded in part by a grant from the Department of Energy.
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