Facebook Servers Will Keep Employees Warm

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 22, 2010


When you reach more than 350 million users there isn't much you can do except invest in your first data center. Facebook's facility will be located in Prineville, Oregon and will use a number of energy-efficient technologies, including a system to reuse server heat to heat office space. According to Network World, the data center will cost $180 million and require 12 months of construction.


Facebook said it will use several energy-efficient technologies in its new $180 million data center.

"Now the company has more than 350 million users and wants more control over its data center space. Facebook broke ground on its new facility Thursday in Prineville, Ore., which will reportedly be a facility costing $180 million and require 12 months of construction. The data center will employ at least 35 full-time employees and dozens of part-time and contract workers.

"Facebook said it will use several energy-efficient technologies, including an evaporative cooling system, airside economizer, a system to reuse server heat to heat office space, and a patent-pending UPS system designed to reduce power usage as much as 12%."

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