08 Apr '11, 4pm

Ford uses recycled carpet in engines

I was going to write today about Facebook's efforts to boost the energy efficiency of its Oregon data center by 38 percent. The social networking Goliath did that by redesigning servers and the operations of the facility, then broke with industry convention by sharing its secret sauce with competitors in a new initiative it calls the Open Compute Project . (That didn't exactly neutralize criticism from Greenpeace, which has mounted a campaign against Facebook for its dependence on coal-fired power plants at the company's Prineville, Ore., data center.) Data centers are the steel mills of our post-industrial information economy and consume enormous amounts of electricity, so reducing their power consumption is a huge environmental issue. Unfortunately, it's also quite a boring topic to non-engineers. (Believe me, I watched the live Facebook webcast on the Open Compute Proje...

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