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Facebook Server Farm Near Arctic Circle To Use Natural Cooling

     

engine

10:31 am on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Facebook Server Farm Near Arctic Circle To Use Natural Cooling [telegraph.co.uk]
The enormous server farm facility in Luleň, northern Sweden, to be announced officially on Thursday morning, is the first time that the social networking giant has chosen to locate a server farm outside the US.

"The climate will allow them to just use only air for cooling the servers," said Mats Engman, chief executive of the Aurorum Science Park, which is leading the push to turn the city into a 'Node Pole', luring in other international computing giants.

bill

4:06 am on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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So Facebook will be contributing to the global warming of the Poles? ;)

incrediBILL

6:31 am on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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putting server farms in places that have notoriously bad weather has 'bad idea' written all over it but I won't pass judgment until the hit fits the shan. ;)

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8:32 am on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Air cooling, fine. What are they going to use to warm the servers? Those things have a lower tolerance too, y'know.


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