Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Hit of Geek Pr()n

“In reality, the cloud is giant buildings full of computers and diesel generators,” Manos says. “There’s not really anything white or fluffy about it.”

Tom Vanderbilt's article on data centers in last week's MYT magazine -- mostly focusing on energy consumption and cooling problems that must be dealt with so you kids can do your Twitters and your Facebooks and your Googles, but also serving up nerdgassing delights like the speed of light as a non-trivial factor -- may be of interest to some.

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