Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Inside a Google Data Center

Ever wondered where all the bits arriving at your computer when you use Google come from? Wonder no more...


I was surprised by the fact of each motherboard having it's own UPS battery - which actually makes sense, as it scales perfectly with the number of servers you have running; instead of having a single oversized Gigawatt UPS for the entire container (not to mention it would also become a single-point-of-failure.)

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