Sunday, September 23, 2012

How Much Power Can The Interwebz Suck?


Apparently, a lot.

As in bushels full of nuclear reactors worth of a lot.

Or some such thing.

It's all laid out in an excellent piece, a piece that required a lot of time, space and resources to write, in the NYT by James Glanz.

The following is a shot across the bow from deep inside the lede, but the whole thing is really worth reading:

"...Worldwide, the digital warehouses (i.e. server farms) use about 30 billion watts of electricity, roughly equivalent to the output of 30 nuclear power plants, according to estimates industry experts compiled for The Times..."

(stuff in brackets mine)


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